GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Undergraduate Initial Teacher Education

We have listed all the Undergraduate Initial Teacher Education programmes available in Scotland as of October 2018 below.

Please click on the sectors listed under the teacher education institutions to see the programmes offered.

New flexible programmes are marked with an asterisk (*).

Queen Margaret University

Primary

BA (Hons) Education Studies in Primary
 4 years Full-time On-campus

University of Aberdeen

MA Primary Education
 4 years Full-time On-campus

University of Dundee

MA Education*
 4 years Full-time   

University of Edinburgh

MA (Hons) Physical Education
 4 years Full-time  

University of Glasgow

MA (Hons) in Educaton with Primary Teaching Qualification
 4 or 5 years Full-time  
 Exit with an MA (Hons) after 4 years or progress to a Masters degree after 5 years.
MA Primary Education with Teaching Qualification (Dumfries Campus)
 4 years Full-time  

University of the Highlands and Islands

BA (Hons) Gaelic and Education*
 4 years Full-time  
 Gaelic medium primary teaching. Open to both Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers.
BA (Hons) Gaelic and Education*
 4 years Full-time  
 Teaching Gaelic as a secondary subject. Open to both Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers.
BA (Hons) Food, Nutrition and Textiles Educations*
 4 years Full-time  

University of Stirling

BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) Education (Primary)
 4 years Full-time  
 Prepares for teaching across the whole curriculum and also enables a specialism to be developed in one of seven areas (early years, the environment, modern languages, additional support needs, literacy, numeracy, primary science).
BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) Education (Secondary)
 4 years Full-time  

 Study the practice of teaching (pedagogy) and two specialist subjects simultaneously.

Choice of subjects - biology, business studies, business studies/ computing science, chemistry*, computing science, computing science/ mathematics, engineering technologies*, English studies, English studies/ history, English studies/ religion, environmental geography, French, French/ Spanish, history, history/ politics, history/ sociology, mathematics, philosophy/ religion, physics*, religion, religion/ history, sport studies, physical educations.

*new - available in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University

University of Strathclyde

BA Primary Education
 4 years Full-time  
BSc Mathematics with Teaching
 4 years  Full-time  
BSc Physics with Teaching
 4 years Full-time  

University of the West of Scotland

BA (Hons) Education
 4 years  Full-time  
Offers the flexibility to combine studies in Education with a specialism. Choice of health and wellbeing, literacy, languages, mathematics, science.
BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Education*
 4 years Full-time  
BSc (Hons) Maths with Education*
 4 years Full-time  
BSc (Hons) Physics with Education*
 4 years Full-time  

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

B Ed Music with Education*
 4 years Full-time