University of the West of Scotland

Education University of the West of Scotland Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

This degree gives you the skills, knowledge and experience to build a career as a primary school teacher and offers the flexibility of combining your education studies with a specialism.

A range of qualifications may be possible, including: BA (Hons) Education; BA (Hons) Education with Health and Wellbeing; BA (Hons) Education with Literacy; BA (Hons) Education with Languages; BA (Hons) Education with Mathematics; and BA (Hons) Education with Science.

Valuable opportunities for school placement are embedded in each year of the degree, providing hands-on experience to complement your academic studies. You would spend 30 weeks of the programme on placement. You would also have the opportunity to undertake a placement in an Additional Support Needs school.

You can undertake optional short and medium term placements in various countries; currently France, Spain, Norway and Israel.

New graduates are guaranteed a one-year induction post that enables you to complete your probation and achieve the standard required for full registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

UWS graduates teach throughout Scotland and the UK, in Canada, New Zealand and in other Commonwealth and EU countries.

Students will be required to join Disclosure Scotland’s Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme – see


• 1st in UK for Overall Satisfaction
• 1st in Scotland in the categories of Teaching Quality, Academic Support & Personal Development

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Primary

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 X100
Institution code U40
Campus name Ayr Campus
Campus code A

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 - 126 points SQA applicants will be required to have a minimum of 126 UCAS Tariff points that include Higher English.

A Level applicants will be required to have a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points including English.
A level BBB Applicant are required to have BBB including English plus GCSEs English Language and English Literature at Grade A and GCSE Maths at Grade B.
Scottish Higher AAAB Applicants are required to have Highers at AAAB including English plus Standard Grade (1 or 2) / Intermediate 2 /National 5 Maths at Grade B or equivalent.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2 including English plus Ordinary Level Maths at O2.

SWAP Access to Primary Education.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of the West of Scotland
Paisley Campus
High Street

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiry Team

0800 027 1000


0800 027 1000