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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

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

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

Grades / Points



Applicant are required to have BBB including English plus GCSEs English Language and English Literature at Grade A and GCSE Maths at Grade B.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

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 cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh; and the UWS London campus is in the heart of one of the world's most bustling cities.


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