University of dundee education


Professional Experience

We have significant periods of professional practice in all years of the course. These extensive placements will give you experience in a range of different settings including nursery, primary, secondary schools and other welfare settings.

A strength of our course is the opportunity to undertake a placement in a location other than a school. This might, for example, be in a local ranger service, a community learning and development project or indeed a placement abroad. You will have the opportunity to plan this yourself.

University of dundee education

Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

The International Baccalaureate (IB) pathway on the course is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation. This means that students who choose to follow the IB pathway, involving a school placement in an IB Primary Years course school in second year, are entitled to gain the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Primary Years course). This certificate provides the first required qualification for teaching in IB schools all over the world.

Student Support

We currently have a ‘Buddy System’ in which students from other years team up with first year groups to help them settle into the campus and the course.

You will be assigned a personal tutor / Advisor of Studies, who will play a part in helping you to settle into the course, the School, and student life.


Who should study MA (Hons) Education?

Successful students are well-rounded, enthusiastic individuals who care about the individuals they work with, both children and adults.

To be successful on this course it is expected that you will have particular current strengths in numeracy, mathematics, reading and writing as these are key elements of a teacher’s job.  You should also be prepared to lead and support all aspects of the school curriculum.