University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Education (Primary)

Students' placement experiences will cover 3 school settings: early years, middle primary and upper primary; each placement is preceded by study on a school-stage-related course at the University; each unit of study comprises 2 courses, 1 on preparation for teaching, the other a school placement course; in addition, students undertake extensive reading; the courses involve learning in the domains of educational theory and practice, ensuring that students are well prepared to take on the professional role of a student teacher on placement; there is an emphasis on the development of collaborative working skills in problem-based learning contexts.

Entry requirements

A UK university degree, 2.1 preferred, or its international equivalent, in the subject to be taught and containing at least 2 graduating courses in the relevant subject; plus SQA Higher Grades at levels A, B or C (or equivalent) in English and SQA Standard Grades level 1 or 2 (or equivalent) in mathematics; applicants are also expected to have experience working with children in an employment or volunteering capacity and an ability to reflect thoughtfully on that experience; evidence of sustained personal interests relevant to the primary school curriculum is desirable.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDipEd Full-time £ 1,820 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PgDipEd Full-time £ 14,550 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDipEd Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Moray House School of Education Edinburgh EH8 8AQ Scotland

Key information

PGDE Admissions
Telephone number: 
0131 651 3146