Education Studies (Primary) (subject to approval)

Queen Margaret University


Scotland’s newest four-year Education Studies (Primary) degree provides a fresh, innovative approach to teacher education, recognising the rewards and challenges that teaching presents in the 21st century. It is a dynamic programme of learning, which will give you the expertise, confidence and professional qualification you need to teach in primary schools.

Year 1: Academic Literacies; Education Studies; Society and Lifestyles; Learning through the Lifespan; Psychology; Early Years Placement.

Year 2: Childhood Learning; Literacy: Theory and Pedagogy; Numeracy: Theory and Pedagogy; Teaching and Curriculum Studies; Learning for Sustainability; Optional modules; Lower Primary Placement.

Year 3: Inclusive Practices; Language and Literacy; Mathematics and Numeracy; Teaching and Curriculum Studies; Teaching as a Reflective Practitioner; Middle or Upper Primary Placement.

Year 4: Teacher as Professional: Interprofessional Working; Teaching and Curriculum Studies; Professional Enquiry into Practice; Optional module with Community Placement; Middle or Upper Primary Placement.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
4 Highers at ABBB (standard entry) or BBBB (widening access entry) including English at B plus National 5 Maths or Applications of Maths.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date

October, September




BA Hons

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

4 years


School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management


Teacher Education

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other