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Primary Education with Teaching Qualification, MA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
This innovative, four-year degree Primary Education with Teaching Qualification course at the University of Glasgow, approved by the General Teaching Council for Scotland, is benchmarked against the highest standards of excellence.
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At our Dumfries campus you will benefit from small-group teaching, strong links with local schools, innovative teaching methods and a friendly and inclusive academic community.

This Primary Education with Teaching Qualification course at the University of Glasgow includes a substantial element of well-supported teaching experience. You will complete four school placements, all of which are designed to give you a sound background teaching in our local schools. In years 1 – 3 these are six weeks in duration and in year 4 you will have a ten-week placement, during which you will take full responsibility for a class for at least four weeks. Placements cover all stages of the primary school and each placement has a relevant focus in specific curricular areas.


This qualification is internationally recognised as a teaching qualification. The General Teaching Council for Scotland provides an Initial Teacher Education Programme for those who are eligible. There are also opportunities for career progression in leadership and management, specialist subjects and further study or research. Students may exit after year 3 with an MA in Educational Studies. This is not a teaching qualification but provides a good background for other careers in education and related areas.


  • This programme leads to registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • Core areas include child development, literacy, school experience, and mathematics: theory and pedagogy. You can also choose from courses in disciplines such as health and social policy, modern languages, environmental studies, history, literature and philosophy. This gives you the opportunity to add breadth to your degree in subjects relevant to the primary curriculum. There is a six-week school placement during May and June.
  • Child development, mathematics, school experience and literacy are progressed from year 1. You can choose further courses from our range of elective subjects. There is a six-week school placement during May and June.

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


  • Standard entry requirements: BBB.
  • Minimum entry requirements: CCC.
  • Additional requirements: GCSE English Language & Literature at Grade C (or Grade 4–5).
  • GCSE Mathematics at Grade B (or Grade 5–6). Interview.

International Baccalaureate

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 32 Points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 30 Points including three HL subjects at 5,5,5.
  • Additional requirements: English at HL5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18370 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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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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