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Primary Education MA (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    X120

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    29th

    1
  • Subject Ranking

    8th

    7 (Education)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    184

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    95

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.95

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    MA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    07-SEP-20

Course Summary

Primary Education at Aberdeen produces creative, motivated and highly-skilled primary teachers confident to work with children in any educational setting. You will benefit from flexibility, opportunity, research, new tools, exceptional staff and placements ranging from schools on remote Scottish islands to the urban environment of big cities as you become equipped to inspire and guide young minds in the 21st century.The School of Education has a long and distinguished record in the education of teachers with a culturally stimulating, hi-tech, creative environment within the School and across our wide networks. Our MA Primary Education programme is accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), so on graduation you can apply for provisional registration as a primary teacher. There are also many professional learning and development opportunities. Teaching is an exciting and demanding job that requires a range of personal and professional qualities. At Aberdeen, you will develop teaching skills designed to help you get the best out of young learners in an exciting and stimulating environment. You will gain an in-depth understanding of what motivates younger students and learn various communication techniques to communicate with people on a number of levels. You will look too at teaching methods and issues including literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing and other topical concerns including inclusion, and social justice and learning.You will have the Aberdeen benefit of school placements in your final year that range from big city, small town, suburban, rural and island settings and give you the widest possible preparation for your future employment. Our highly qualified, experienced staff bring a wide range of expertise in learning and teaching. Many are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for research and development work in their particular specialist fields and the strong partnerships and programmes developed with schools and communities, education authorities and other professionals.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Scottish HNC
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

BBB

Details

A minimum of 3 A Levels at BBBEnglish Minimum required: A Level English at Grade C or above; or GCSE / O Level English Language AND English Literature at Level 6 (previously Grade B) or above in both.Mathematics Minimum required: GCSE Mathematics at Level 4, or Grade C or above, or O Level at Grade C or above.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

29th

About this University

The University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest university in the UK, with a beautiful medieval campus dating back to 1495. The university attracts international academics and students at all levels of study, both on campus and via distance learning. It offers one of the largest medical campuses in Europe, as well as the stunning Sir Duncan Rice Library with its panoramic views across the cosmopolitan yet compact city and its golden beaches.

Address

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University Office

Regent Walk King's College

Aberdeen

AB24 3FX

UNITED KINGDOM