The MA (Hons) Primary Education with Gaelic programme aims to support you to become a Gaelic-medium educator who will develop professional values of trust, respect, integrity and a commitment to the principles of social justice. Based in the Moray House School of Education, you will have the opportunity to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of learning, of children as individual learners, and of the pedagogies associated with the primary curriculum. Through extended and sustained professional practice in Gaelic-medium and English-medium primary schools, you will develop professional expertise, knowledge of the curriculum in action and a critical understanding of the complexities of school and community. Additionally, the MA (Hons) in Primary Education with Gaelic (fluent speakers) provides you with the opportunity to study courses in Celtic (School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures) and in psychology (School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences), exposing you to internationally-renowned expertise in these subject areas. Graduates of the programme are able to teach in Gaelic-medium or English-medium primary education.
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:
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Central area campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||ABB||ABB including English or Mathematics. GCSEs: Mathematics at Grade B or 6, English Language and English Literature, both at Grade C or 4. Additional requirement: Gaelic or Gàidhlig at SQA Higher B (preferred) or Gàidhlig National 5 Grade A.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB||ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. Higher English required (if English at Grade C, then Mathematics at Grade B expected). Higher Scottish Gaelic or Scottish Gàidhlig preferred. National 5: Mathematics at Grade B and Gàidhlig at Grade A (if not at Higher). For alternative acceptable Mathematics qualifications please contact the Admissions Office.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects including English. SL: Mathematics at Grade 5. Additional requirement: Gaelic or Gàidhlig at SQA Higher B (preferred) or Gàidhlig National 5 at A. Standard Level Maths Studies is not accepted for this programme.|
Full, detailed entry requirements including subject requirements, English language requirements, an explanation of typical offers, and other accepted qualifications, including international qualifications, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference. There is fitness to practice guidance for people who wish to become teachers, we strongly advise you to make yourself aware of this before you apply. Please consult the Higher Educational Occupational Physicians/Practitioners (HEOPS) website for fitness to practice guidelines for this programme.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Admission to this programme includes an interview process. Further details on the process will be sent to candidates shortlisted for interview.
It is important that applicants for teacher education programmes show commitment, motivation and suitability for their programme and the profession. This can be demonstrated in your personal statement by reflecting on relevant work experience, and explaining your understanding of the teacher's role. For more guidance please see the University website.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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