Education BA (Hons)

University of the West of Scotland

Key Information

Course duration: 4 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 2nd for Education (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
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  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    95.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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    4.26 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: X100

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: BBB Applicant are required to have BBB including English plus GCSEs English Language and English Literature at Grade A and GCSE Maths at Grade B.
SQA Higher: AAAB Applicants are required to have Highers at AAAB including English plus Standard Grade (1 or 2) / Intermediate 2 /National 5 Maths at Grade B or equivalent.
UCAS Tariff: 126–120 SQA applicants will be required to have a minimum of 126 UCAS Tariff points that include Higher English. A Level applicants will be required to have a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points including English.

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Home students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £12,000 per year

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The Course


This degree gives you the skills, knowledge and experience to build a career as a primary school teacher and offers the flexibility of combining your education studies with a specialism.A range of qualifications may be possible, including: BA (Hons) Education; BA (Hons) Education with Health and Wellbeing; BA (Hons) Education with Literacy; BA (Hons) Education with Languages; BA (Hons) Education with Mathematics; and BA (Hons) Education with Science.Valuable opportunities for school placement are embedded in each year of the degree, providing hands-on experience to complement your academic studies. You would spend 30 weeks of the programme on placement. You would also have the opportunity to undertake a placement in an Additional Support Needs school. You can undertake optional short and medium term placements in various countries; currently France, Spain, Norway and Israel.New graduates are guaranteed a one-year induction post that enables you to complete your probation and achieve the standard required for full registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.UWS graduates teach throughout Scotland and the UK, in Canada, New Zealand and in other Commonwealth and EU countries.Students will be required to join Disclosure Scotland’s Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme – see scotland.gov.ukSTUDENT SATISFACTIONTOP IN THE UK NATIONAL STUDENT SURVEY 2016• 1st in UK for Overall Satisfaction• 1st in Scotland in the categories of Teaching Quality, Academic Support & Personal Development

Start Dates

  • 2 September 2019 at Ayr Campus

University of the West of Scotland

University League Table Ranking: 114th

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is a dynamic, modern university that ensures its graduates are ready to meet the demands of their chosen profession. The university's four West of Scotland campuses are within easy reach of some of Scotland's most amazing scenery, as well as close to the exciting...

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