Taught course

Primary Education (PGDE)

University of Dundee · School of Education and Social Work

Entry requirements

You need to have all of the following: A UK degree, or a degree of an equivalent standard from outside the United Kingdom; SCE Higher English at Grade C; OR GCSE English Language plus GCSE English Literature at Grade C; OR the National Units in Communication at Higher and Literature 1 at Higher or an acceptable equivalent; Standard Grade Mathematics at Credit Level (Grade 1 or 2) OR GCSE Mathematics at Grade A or B or an acceptable equivalent. Some recent experience of a primary classroom is normally required and certainly desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

Curricular Studies: 3-18 Curriculum for Excellence of Expressive Arts, Language, Mathematics, Health and Wellbeing, Sciences, Technologies, Religious and Moral Education; and Social Studies. Professional Studies, Educational Studies and Electives (in a range of areas) are also covered. School Placements: 18 weeks working with Nursery/P.1-7 (Primary) or S1-6 (Secondary) in a variety of settings. Classroom responsibility increases as class management and teaching competences are developed. Secondary Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Home Economics are offered, with the possibility of a dual qualification in any combination of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

Although this is a graduate level course, applications should be made through the UCAS undergraduate application system at www.ucas.com.

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Qualification and course duration


full time
11 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Professional practice50

Course contact details

Admissions and Student Recruitment
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