You will learn about the theoretical aspects of teaching and how theory is used in the classroom to support and encourage all children to achieve their full potential.
This programme offers you the opportunity to graduate with a Masters degree.
You will study the role of education within society, the nature of learning within the primary curriculum and more broad-based study in areas such as sociology and politics. If you are following the Catholic Teacher’s Certificate in Religious Education you will be required to study theology.
Your studies will progress in both education and in practice, combined with study in areas such as sociology and politics. If you are following the Catholic Teacher’s Certificate in Religious Education you will be required to study theology.
You will expand upon your understanding of teaching and its connection with theory, your knowledge and understanding of the primary curriculum and your ability to reflect and improve on your own practice. You will also begin to enquire systematically into your own practice and choose an area of study from a number of electives.
You will develop and link the ideas of how education impacts on society, what the most effective practices within the classroom are, and how can you enquire into your own teaching and improve it by using evidence-based approaches. You will be able to take another elective in this year.
Special Glasgow feature
This is a Masters degree programme with undergraduate entry. You will graduate after year 4 qualified to teach with a Masters Diploma in Education (a higher qualification than a BEd degree). At any stage in the subsequent five years you will be able to complete the remaining credits in fulfilment of your Masters degree. This can be done on a part-time basis in full-time work as a teacher. Studies will continue to blend theoretical and research approaches with classroom practice.
Our international links
In your third year you may be able to apply to study abroad. See: Study abroad.
Academic entry requirements
for entry in 2015
- Standard academic entry requirements: AAB.
- Minimum academic entry requirements: BBB.
- Other mandatory requirements: Must include English A-level and GCSE Maths at Grades A or B. Interview. Disclosure Scotland.
- Standard academic entry requirements: S5 entry requirement = AAAB. S6 entry requirement = AAABB.
- Minimum academic entry requirements: Applicants who achieve less than AAAB in S5 but have achieved at least ABBB MAY receive an offer based on S6 results. A decision will be made in March 2015 once all applications have been reviewed.
- Other mandatory requirements: Must include English Higher and Maths Standard Grade 2 or Intermediate 2. Interview. Disclosure Scotland.
- Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points.
- Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points.
- Other mandatory requirements: Must include English at HL5 and Maths at SL4. Interview. Disclosure Scotland.
Please note: all A-Level, International Baccalaureate, and other EU entry requirements must be achieved in first sitting.
As part of our selection process, interviews will be held in February and March.
If you are accepted to a teaching degree you must undertake a Criminal Convictions Check prior to enrolment . It is your responsibility to pay for the check. Details will be sent to you.
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):
- overall score 6.5
- no sub-test less than 6.0
- or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)
Common equivalent English language qualifications:
- ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): B minimum
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): C minimum
- PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
What do I do if...
my language qualifications are below the requirements?
The University's Language Centre offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.
my language qualifications are not listed here?
Please contact the Recruitment and International Office: Elaine.Shortt@glasgow.ac.uk
If you require a Tier 4 student visa, your qualification must be one of the secure English language tests accepted by UK Border Agency:
my academic qualifications are below the requirements?
Glasgow International College offers Foundation courses to upgrade your academic qualifications.
Visa requirements and proof of English language level
It is a visa requirement to provide information on your level of English based on an internationally recognised and secure English language test. All test reports must be no more than 2 years old. A list of these can be found on the UK Border Agency website. If you have never taken one of these tests before, you can get an initial idea of your level by using the Common European Framework self-assessment grid which gives you a level for each skill (e.g. listening B1/writing B2 etc.) However, please note that this is not a secure English language test and it is not sufficient evidence of your level of English for visa requirements.
For further information about English language, please contact the Language Centre.
Home/EU graduates are eligible for one year’s induction experience in a Scottish primary school and this degree is internationally recognised as a teaching qualification. The graduate attributes developed during this programme will equip you for a career in a range of educational and other contexts.
This programme leads to registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
The Scottish Government expects the School of Education to provide teachers to teach in Catholic schools in Scotland. This 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. In the selection procedures, priority is given to those who indicate in their personal statement their intention to teach in Catholic schools and to seek the Catholic Teacher’s Certificate in Religious Education. The school welcomes applications from all qualified candidates from all denominations and none.
When applying you will need to know the UCAS code for the subject or subject-combination that you wish to apply to:
- Education with Teaching Qualifications: 4Q21
How and when you pay tuition fees depends on where you’re from: see Tuition fees for details. If you’re from outside the EU, please see International students for more information.
We offer a wide range of scholarships to our undergraduates, including both home/EU and international students. The University is committed to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence. That’s why we’ve invested more than £1m in additional scholarship funding over the last year.
For a full list of scholarships including eligibility criteria and how to apply, please see:
UCAS closing dates for entry in 2015
The UCAS process requires applications to Medicine, Vet Medicine and Dentistry to be submitted by 15 October each year, and applications to all other degree programmes by 15 January each year. The University of Glasgow cannot accept any applications after these UCAS deadlines, nor can it accept changes to applications after these dates. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure the accuracy of their application prior to submission, and requests from applicants to correct erroneous application content, change degree programme or change college of entry, will not be allowed after these UCAS deadlines. This policy is in place to ensure fairness and consistency to all applicants, and no exceptions will be made.
- 15 October 2014: if including Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or applying to Oxford or Cambridge
- 15 January 2015: all other UK/EU applicants
- 30 June 2015: international (non-EU) students.
Apply at www.ucas.com or through your school or college.
Contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468.
UCAS tariff points
The University does not frame its offers in terms of UCAS tariff points.
How soon will I receive a decision?
We will usually respond before the end of March 2015.
If your qualifications meet our requirements and we believe you could benefit from study at Glasgow, you will receive an unconditional offer.
If you haven’t yet gained the necessary passes for entry to your chosen subject(s), we may look at the qualifications you are taking when you apply and make you a conditional offer.
Will I be interviewed?
An interview will be part of the selection process for: Community Development, Dentistry, History of Art & Art-world Practice, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Teaching, and Veterinary Medicine & Surgery. You may also be interviewed if you’re applying for entry into Year 2 in any subject.
Is deferred entry available?
For Dentistry, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine programmes we are unable to consider applications for deferred entry. In other cases deferring may be possible but it’s not granted automatically.
Transfers from another University to the University of Glasgow will only be considered under the following circumstances:
- The applicant has a genuine personal circumstance (illness, bereavement or other family situation) which requires the student to move back to their home town to be closer to family; AND
- The applicant would have met the University of Glasgow entrance requirements at the time he/she went to the other institution. In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted if he/she was marginally below the University of Glasgow entrance requirements, and they have performed above average at the other institution.
We want to help talented applicants from all backgrounds to study at Glasgow. See our range of widening access pre-entry programmes at Widening Participation.
British Sign Language
UCAS has launched seven new videos using British Sign Language, including details on how to apply and a Parents' Guide.
Apply at www.ucas.com or through your school or college.
Contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468.