Education Studies (Primary)

Queen Margaret University


The course offers an approach to teaching that is founded in evidence-based research in the social sciences. If you want a career as a primary school teacher where you will genuinely make a difference in the world and inspire our future citizens, this course is for you.

Year 1: Introduction in Education Studies in 21st Century; Developing Academic Literacies for Learning; Introduction to Psychology 1; Learning through the Lifespan (Primary) Sustainable Human Behaviour Learning for Sustainability; Diversity, Identity and Wellbeing (Education).

Year 2: Early Childhood Development and Learning in Context; Language & Literacy: Theory and Pedagogy; Optional Module; Society and Sustainable Lifestyles; Mathematics & Numeracy: Theory and Pedagogy; The Inclusive Curriculum: Theories of Learning & Teaching; Creative and Cultural Curriculum in 21st Century.

Year 3: The Creative Curriculum: Planning for Assessment and Continuity; Languages, Literacy and Children’s Literature; Everyday Life Contexts: A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics; Teacher as Reflective Practitioner; Inclusive Practice: Difference and Diversity.

Year 4: Teaching as Professional: Inter-agency Working; A Global Curriculum: Planning a Pedagogy for Social Justice; Community-based Education; Professional Enquiry into Practice

Entry Requirements

2022 entry requirements:
4 Highers at ABBB (standard entry) or BBBB (widening access entry) including English 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