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Primary Education MA (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The MA Education (Hons) degree in Primary teaching at Aberdeen produces creative, confident, motivated and reflective primary teachers. You will benefit from opportunities to engage with placement learning from year one whilst on-campus learning develops your understanding of theory and research. Your academic studies will be supported by exceptional staff within the School and the wider University so that, with experience in school each year, you can 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 creative environment within the School, the University 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. You will be embarking on both an academic degree and a professional qualification from the start and consequently, part of the application process will be an opportunity to attend an interview. There are also many exciting professional learning and development opportunities with us beyond graduation.Teaching is an exciting and demanding job that requires a range of personal and professional qualities. You will gain an in-depth understanding of what motivates younger students. You will explore teaching methods and issues not only within the core curriculum areas of literacy, numeracy and health and well-being but in terms of contemporary and global issues such as inclusion, social justice, diversity, sustainability and creativity.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 you will benefit from the partnerships built over many years with communities, education authorities and other professionals.The programme leads to a qualification to teach children in the 3–12 age range and you will gain registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). In each of the four years, our courses combine academic study with practical application. Following graduation, you can benefit from ongoing support through opportunities to continue your academic and professional development. Our programme is subject to constant review both internally, externally and through the GTCS, the professional body that accredits all Initial Teacher Education and with whom you will register after graduation, therefore some details are subject to change.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,000per year

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A level : BBB

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.


University information

University of Aberdeen

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  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    171 86%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%



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