The University of Edinburgh
Primary Education with Gaelic (Fluent Speakers) MA (Hons)
The University of Edinburgh

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 80 graduates of Primary Education with Gaelic (Fluent Speakers) MA (Hons) and other courses in Teacher Training at The University of Edinburgh for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Teacher Training.

Overall student satisfaction
79 /100
80 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Teacher Training

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Teacher Training at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £32500 £27000 £32000
25-75 percentile range £31000 - £33000 £26500 - £27500 £30500 - £34500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Teacher Training

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26506 £24514 £28116
25-75 percentile range £24888 - £29177 £18792 - £27897 £20130 - £32846

Course Description

Our MA (Hons) in Primary Education with Gaelic aims to support you to become a Gaelic-medium educator who will develop the 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.

Learning and practice

This programme is based in the Moray House School of Education and Sport, and will give you 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 Scottish Studies

The programme also provides you with the opportunity to study courses in Celtic and Scottish Studies in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC).

You will acquire spoken and written skills in Scottish Gaelic and deepen your understanding of the language's history, linguistic structure and rich literary heritage.

You will benefit from internationally-renowned expertise in LLC, which takes in different areas, periods and disciplines of Celtic studies including:

  • theoretical and practical issues of current sociolinguistics
  • language policy
  • language revitalisation

Why Edinburgh?

The city of Edinburgh has a long-established Gaelic community and a lively contemporary cultural scene. For example, there are:

  • conversation groups for practicing Gaelic socially
  • fèisean for performers
  • an annual festival, Seachdain na Gàidhlig

LLC is also a founding member of Soillse, the National Research Network for the Maintenance and Revitalisation of Gaelic Language and Culture.

Through the Gaelic Algorithmic Research Group (GARG), LLC is leading an international team researching modern technologies for Gaelic. This project includes the development of the world's first working Automatic Speech Recognition system for the language.

In addition, LLC has a Traditional Artist and Gaelic Writer-in-Residence, a composer/musician and a writer who work with staff and students on a range of projects and performances.

Mental health and wellbeing partnership

Student teachers at the University of Edinburgh can 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.

Accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Primary Education with Gaelic (Fluent Speakers) MA (Hons) at The University of Edinburgh

91% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
1% Sales occupations
1% Welfare and housing associate professionals
1% Elementary occupations
1% Protective service occupations

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Teacher Training

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis

31-30 overall or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects.

It is important that applicants for teacher education degrees show commitment, motivation and suitability for their degree and the profession. This can be demonstrated in your personal statement by reflecting on relevant work experience, and explaining your understanding of the teacher's role. For more guidance please see the school website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/education Detailed entry requirements, including typical offer levels, and information about other qualifications we accept, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website. You’ll also find important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

Total 65 with at least 5.5 in each component.

TOEFL (iBT) 92

Total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.

Cambridge English Advanced

Total 176 with at least 162 in each component

Cambridge English Proficiency

Total 176 with at least 162 in each component

Trinity ISE

ISE II with distinctions in all four components

PTE Academic 62

Total 62 with at least 54 in each component

IELTS (Academic) 6.5

Total 65 with at least 5.5 in each component.

TOEFL (iBT) 92

Total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.

Cambridge English Advanced

Total 176 with at least 162 in each component

Cambridge English Proficiency

Total 176 with at least 162 in each component

Trinity ISE

ISE II with distinctions in all four components

PTE Academic 62

Total 62 with at least 54 in each component

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Primary Education with Gaelic (Fluent Speakers), MA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Primary Education with Gaelic (Fluent Speakers) MA (Hons)

Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £1820 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

Scotland

Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees.

Full time international and EU students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. The amount for 2024 entry will be confirmed in Summer 2023.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of The University of Edinburgh in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of The University of Edinburgh in related subject specific rankings.

Education

    • #1 
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    Education
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #8 
    Education
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #33 
    Education
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #43 
    Education
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #45 
    Education
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

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About The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is located in the Scottish city of the same name, and is one of the oldest universities in the entire United Kingdom, having opened in the year 1583. The university enjoys a strong reputation for its contributions to international research efforts, which is reflected in their inclusion in the Russell Group, Universitas 21, and Una Europa. Edinburgh offers its residents a historic yet modern city, with a lively nightlife scene, reliable public transport, and friendly locals.

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