Taught course

Education (Primary)

University of Glasgow · College of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

The programme is aimed at graduates with relevant subject content in their academic study, who have demonstrated an interest in teaching children through a range of experiences in both formal and informal settings.

Academic entry

The minimum academic entry requirements for admission to a teaching qualification are:

Degree: This must be validated by a higher education institution in the United Kingdom or an undergraduate degree of an equivalent standard from a higher education institution outside the United Kingdom. All degree classifications are considered, however, priority is given to candidates with a 1st or 2:1 honours degree.

English: National Qualifications in English at SCQF Level 6 (for example, Higher Grade) or an accepted alternative from the list below.

Mathematics: National Qualifications in Mathematics at SCQF Level 5 (for example, National 5, Standard Grade or Intermediate 2) or an accepted alternative from the list below.

Please note: Applicants must have achieved their English and Maths qualifications PRIOR to application. Applicants who apply with a pending English or Maths qualification will see their application rejected. Pending degree qualifications are considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This postgraduate programme in Primary Education (Dumfries Campus) provides you with the skills, knowledge, and experience to develop a career in teaching. This GTCS-accredited qualification combines classroom learning with comprehensive placements throughout Dumfries & Galloway.

  • This programme is accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), giving you the qualification to pursue teaching roles in schools across the UK.
  • Students will undertake 18 weeks of study at University and 18 weeks of school experience in our partner schools.
  • As an aspiring teacher, this programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills and values you need to become the committed professional necessary for today’s schools.
  • Building on your subject-specific knowledge, you will be supported to develop creative ways to enthuse and educate children.
  • With an emphasis on reflective practice linked to professional standards, you will develop skills to become a reflective practitioner in the classroom.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDE
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Tara Shirazi