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Primary Education with Gaelic (Learners) The University of Edinburgh Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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 schools, you will develop professional expertise, knowledge of the curriculum in action and a critical understanding of the complexities of school and community.

Additionally, MA (Hons) Primary Education with Gaelic (learners) provides you with the opportunity to study courses in Celtic (School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures) and linguistics (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.

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 3R67
Institution code E56
Campus name Central area campus
Campus code -

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

Standard Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: a language other than English at grade B or 6, Mathematics at grade B or 6, English Language and English Literature, both at grade C or 4.
Scottish Higher ABBB These grades must be achieved by end of S5. If you haven't achieved this by the end of S5 we may consider your application based on a strong performance in S6. A minimum of BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Higher: English at grade B. National 5: a language other than English at grade B and Mathematics or Applications of Mathematics at grade B. For alternative acceptable Mathematics qualifications please contact the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Admissions Office.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Award of Diploma with 34 points (grades 655 at HL). Required subjects: HL: English at grade 5. SL: Mathematics at grade 5 and a language other than English at grade 5. SL Mathematical 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.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: a language other than English at grade B or 6, Mathematics at grade B or 6, English Language and English Literature, both at grade C or 4.
Scottish Higher ABBB These grades must be achieved by end of S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Higher: English at grade B. National 5: a language other than English at grade B and Mathematics or Applications of Mathematics at grade B. For alternative acceptable Mathematics qualifications please contact the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Admissions Office.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Award of Diploma with 34 points (grades 655 at HL). Required subjects: HL: English at grade 5. SL: Mathematics at grade 5 and a language other than English at grade 5. SL Mathematical Studies is not accepted for this programme.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

Admission to this programme includes an interview process. Further details on the process will be sent to candidates shortlisted for interview.

Other

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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £20,950 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.

Additional fee information

Scotland In 2019 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2020 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2020. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. England/Wales/N Ireland The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2019 entry. For 2020 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. EU 2020 entry EU students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students, will retain that status for the duration of their studies, and are eligible for tuition fee support from the Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). In 2019 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2020 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2020. International Full time international students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. For up-to-date information http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate

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