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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    August

  • Course Duration

    10 months full-time

  • Course Type

    PgDip

  • Course Fees

    glasgow.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/educationprimary

  • Last Updated

    06 November 2018

Course content

This is a Masters-level qualification in teacher education.

Why this programme

  • The programme consists of 18 weeks study in the University and 18 weeks of school experience in our partner schools.
  • If you are 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.
  • As well as offering courses in educational and curricular issues, the programme also highlights the importance of practitioner enquiry. This systematic reflection on teaching in the classroom gives the programme its distinctive Masters character.

Programme structure

The programme will prepare you to meet the demands of the profession through the following areas of study:

  • Understanding learning and teaching
  • Learning and teaching in the primary curriculum
  • Professional enquiry
  • School placements.

We also offer the Catholic Teacher’s Certificate in Religious Education.

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

GTC Qualification

You will have the General Teaching Council (GTC) for Scotland qualification to pursue teaching roles in schools. Many of our graduates are teaching not only in Scotland’s primary and secondary schools, but throughout the UK and further abroad.

Professional Practice with PGDE, MEd 

On successful completion of your PGDE you will have the opportunity to transfer your 90 Masters-level credits from your PGDE into this programme. For further information, please see:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Teachers

The School of Education also provides an extensive range of CPD opportunities for teachers and others involved in education. Our CPD is designed to be as flexible as possible, including daytime, twilight, weekend and vacation modes, and ranging from one-off courses to full programmes. For further information, please see:


Visit the Education (Primary) (PGDE) page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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