University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Education (Primary/Secondary)

The programme consists of 18 weeks of study in the University and 18 weeks of school experience in our partner schools. Within the programme there are separate pathways students can take for qualification as a primary teacher or as a secondary teacher.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree from a UK university or equivalent; a pass in Higher English or equivalent; a pass in intemediate 2/credit mathematics or equivalent; for secondary education, the degree should contain 80 credit points relevant to the subject chosen, 40 of which at year 2 or above. Some work experience in a school classroom is also required. The Scottish Government expects the School of Education to provide numbers of teachers to teach in Catholic schools in Scotland. This particular programme provides support for, and emphasis on, the initial teacher education of those who intend to teach in Catholic schools. The design of the programme necessarily reflects the denominational sector requirements and prospective applicants should consider this before applying. The School welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. In the selection procedures for interview, priority is given to those who indicated, in their personal statement, their intention to teach in Catholic schools and to seek the Catholic Teacher's Certificate in Religious Education.

Course modules

Understanding learning and teaching; learning and teaching in the primary curriculum or learning and teaching in the secondary curriculum; professional enquiry; religious education (students who complete this course will be awarded the Catholic Teacher�s Certificate in Religious Education). Secondary teaching qualifications are offered in the following subjects: art and design; biology; business education; chemistry; computing; English; geography; history; mathematics; modern languages (French, French with Spanish, French with Italian, French with German, Spanish with French); modern studies; physics; religious education.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGDE Full-time £ 1,820 per Academic year (home fees) 10 months
PGDE Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 10 months
PGDE Full-time £ 1,820 per Academic year (EU fees) 10 months
PGDE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

Key information

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