• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Education degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland offers the flexibility of combining your studies in education with a specialism to enable selection from a range of qualifications.

Placement Opportunities

You can undertake optional short and medium-term placements in various countries, including France, Spain, Norway and Israel.

New graduates are guaranteed a one-year induction post that enables you to complete your probation and achieve the standard required for full registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

We’re working to create new routes for tomorrow’s teachers. Chemistry and Physics undergraduates can now opt to earn a PGDE qualification alongside their science studies during the final 18 months of their courses.

Our students gain vital skills and practical experience through work placements, preparing them for successful careers in pre-school, primary, secondary and community education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • theoretical knowledge and the practical skills required for effective primary teaching 
  • language module

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: AAAB or 126 UCAS Tariff points including English and Standard Grade Maths (Credit) or Higher English and National 5 Maths (Grade B)
  • A levels: BBB or 120 UCAS Tariff points including English Language and English Literature and GCSE Maths (Grade B) 
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H1 H1 H1 H2 or H2 H2 H2 H3 including English and OL Maths at O2
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 32 points (4, 4, 4 at HL including English and SL Maths at 5)
  • BTEC Level 4: DDM

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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£9,250 Cost per year of study for four years but not more than £27,750


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