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Primary Education with Gaelic (Learners) MA (Hons)




What will I learn?

The MA (Hons) Primary Education with Gaelic programme aims to support you to become a Gaelic-medium educator who will develop professional values of: - trust - respect - integrity - a commitment to the principles of social justice The programme has been developed to help meet the national shortage of Gaelic teachers and to enhance the professional capacity of future teachers. On this degree, you will benefit from an immersion experience at Sabhal Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture.**Learning and practice** Based in the Moray House School of Education, you will have the opportunity to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of: - learning - children as individual learners - the pedagogies associated with the primary curriculum Through extended and sustained professional practice in Gaelic-medium and English-medium primary schools you will develop: - professional expertise - knowledge of the curriculum in action - critical understanding of the complexities of school and community Graduates of the programme are able to teach in Gaelic-medium or English-medium primary education. **Celtic and Linguistics** The programme also provides you with the opportunity to study courses in: - Celtic, with the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures- Linguistics, with the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language SciencesThis means you can benefit from internationally-renowned expertise in these subject areas. **Mental health and wellbeing partnership** Student teachers at the University of Edinburgh also engage with our mental health and wellbeing programme. This is provided through our unique partnership with children's mental health charity Place2Be and helps you to support mental wellbeing in your classrooms and in yourself.

Which department am I in?

Moray House School of Education and Sport

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£24,500.00 (US$ 30,436) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

11 September 2023


Central area campus

George Square,


Edinburgh, City Of,

EH8 9JZ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum entry requirements in the standardised tests are: ACT score of 27 plus two AP scores at 4+ or two SAT subject tests at 650+; SAT score of 1290+ (650+ in Evidence based reading and Writing and 620+ in Math) plus two AP scores at 4+ or two SAT subject tests at 650+; 3 AP scores at 4+; 3 SAT Subject Test scores of 650+; A combination of the AP and SAT, such as 1 AP score at 4+ and 2 SAT Subject Tests at 650+. A combination of AP and SAT Subject tests are acceptable, provided they are in different subjects. For example, AP French and SAT Physics are acceptable as two scores, but AP French and SAT French are only considered once. Students with International Baccalaureate or French Baccalaureate will be considered. The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma is accepted for entry. The Diploma must include three Cambridge International A Levels achieved with points equivalent to the A Level grade requirements for the programme including required subjects. Many of our degree programmes require that you have some experience of the subject at high school. This means that one or more of your three standardised test scores must include specific subject requirements, such as an AP score or SAT subject test in a certain subject relevant to the degree you are applying to. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual undergraduate degree programmes.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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