Education is an important and interesting field of study in its own right. As a broad and interdisciplinary academic subject, Education examines the forces that shape and influence individuals and societies in a range of contexts throughout life.
Year 1: topics include the nature and purpose of education, the impact of poverty and social class on children and society, and the role of culture and community in education; you also undertake a community-based placement.
Year 2: focus on education and learning theories, and consider optional classes linked to voluntary sector education programmes, developing your partnership and collaborative project skills.
Year 3: explore the evolution of adult education with a community placement; consider how educational research is organised and developed in addressing pressing educational questions.
Year 4: explore critical social and political issues in education alongside other choices of specialist classes such as Critical Issues in Education and Educational Representation in Film and Literature.
2024 entry requirements
4 Highers at AAAA (first sitting) or 5 Highers at AAAAB (two sittings) including English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5 at B.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at AABB (first sitting) or 5 Highers at AABBB (two sittings) including English at B plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5 at C.
Please refer to list below
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
|Education and Economics
Education and English
Education and English and Creative Writing
Education and French (5 years)
Education and History
Education and Human Resource Management
Education and Journalism, Media and Communication
Education and Law
Education and Politics and International Relations
Education and Psychology
Education and Social Policy
Education and Spanish (5 years)