University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Education (Secondary)

This primary programme is intensive, with 1/2 of students time spent studying on campus, and the other 1/2 in placements in schools; 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; the programme is offered in the following subjects: art and design; biology; chemistry; design and technology; drama; English; geography; history; mathematics; modern foreign languages (Chinese, French, German); music; physical education; physics.

Entry requirements

A UK university degree, 2.1 preferred, or its international equivalent; 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 of 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 secondary 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

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