Secondary Latin and Classical Studies (PGDE) University of Edinburgh


Applicants should have a degree in the subject to be taught, however those with a minimum of 80 credits in the relevant subject contained within their degree may also be considered. Prospective applicants with a degree unrelated to the PGDE Secondary subject that they wish to study should not apply, as they will not be considered under any circumstances.

Postgraduate qualifications in the relevant subject are only considered where there is a shortfall of credits. A maximum of 30 credits from a source other than the undergraduate degree can be considered to ‘top up’ an existing undergraduate degree in this manner.

We welcome applications from those who wish to study Latin or a dual qualification of Latin and Classical Studies.

  • Qualification

    Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Scotland)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Start date

    August 2019

  • Duration

    1 year

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code Q81L
Institution code E56
Campus name Central area campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

What are the minimum entry requirements?

• A degree from a UK Higher Education Institution or degree of an equivalent standard from an institution outwith the UK. Please note this is the minimum with which an applicant will be considered.
• The degree should be in the secondary school subject to be taught and contain at least two graduating courses (80 credits at SCQF level 9 or above) in the relevant subject.
• SQA Higher English Grade at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification).
• SQA National 5 Mathematics/Lifeskills Maths/Applications of Maths at grade B or above (or equivalent qualification).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (Disclosure Scotland)

Do I need to complete a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) application?

Yes, if applicants are accepted to a teaching degree you must complete a PVG application (a criminal conviction check) prior to enrolment. An application will be sent from the University once an offer is accepted. The fee to join the scheme is £59, or for updating an existing PVG the fee is £18. For more information on the PVG scheme, please see their website at:


Will I be interviewed?

Following careful consideration of applications, suitable applicants will be invited for interview. This is an important part of the selection process. Please note that not all applicants will be invited for interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Applicants should apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) after receiving an offer. Depending on your circumstances, applicants may be able to apply for additional funds to help you with study costs. English, Welsh and Northern Irish students can apply to Student Finance England, Wales or Northern Ireland as appropriate for fee, grant and loan support. Further information on funding can be viewed at