University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Gaelic and Education University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of the Highlands and Islands

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Gaelic and Education is a four-year, Gaelic medium, undergraduate teacher education programme.

The programme is designed for either Gaelic medium primary teaching or secondary teaching (Gaelic as a subject) and includes 18 weeks of school experience: 8 weeks in year three of the programme and 10 weeks in year four.

Successful completion of this award will give you a direct route to Gaelic and Gaelic medium teacher education, a field where there is an identified shortage of skilled professionals.

The first year of the programme is primarily a language foundation year and, depending on your linguistic ability on entry, you can study either:
CertHE An Cùrsa Comais
CertHE An Cùrsa Adhartais
CertHE Gàidhlig agus Conaltradh
You will get the opportunity to take a three-week work placement in a Gaelic environment.

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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

To gain entry to years 3 and 4 of the course, students are required to have completed year 2 of the course, with a DipHE in Gaelic and Related Subjects, and undertaken a satisfactory interview in accordance with guidelines for admission to Initial Teach Education courses in Scotland.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BC For primary and secondary teaching, by the end of year 2 of your studies, you are required to have:

Higher (or A level) English at grade C or above
Mathematics at National 5, Standard Grade Credit, Intermediate 2 or GCSE at grade C
Scottish Higher BBC preferably including Higher Gàidhlig (fluent speakers) or Gaelic (learners) at grade B or above.
You will be required to attend an interview to assess your Gaelic language skills, in order to place on the appropriate first year course.

For primary and secondary teaching, by the end of year 2 of your studies, you are required to have:

Higher (or A level) English at grade C or above
Mathematics at National 5, Standard Grade Credit, Intermediate 2 or GCSE at grade C

You will also need a satisfactory interview in accordance with standard procedures for admission to the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education and a satisfactory completion of Disclosure Scotland procedures (at the end of year 2).

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

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/courses/ba-hons-gaelic-and-education/#tab-summary

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic 58.0 58 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT) 80.0 Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £11,650 * Year 1
England £9,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £9,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

For RUK students studying a consecutive four year full-time degree, only years 1, 2 and 3 incur the fees stated, year 4 is free. For 5-year integrated masters degrees these fees are incurred for 4 of the 5 years. For full details on fees and funding please visit https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/

Provider information

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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
UHI Executive Office
Ness Walk
Inverness
IV3 5SQ


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01463 279190


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