University Of Glasgow Pgde

University Of Glasgow Pgde



Male teacher in a classroom

2017 applications will be accepted from September through UCAS. We do not accept deferred applications and due to competition for places ask that applications are made early in the admissions cycle.

This is a Masters-level qualification in teacher education.

Key information


  • If you are an aspiring teacher, this programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills and values you need to become the committed professional necessary for today’s schools.
  • The programme consists of 18 weeks of study in the University and 18 weeks of school experience in our partner schools
  • As well as offering courses in educational and curricular issues, the programme also highlights the importance of practitioner enquiry. This systematic reflection on teaching in the classroom gives the programme its distinctive Masters character.


The programme will prepare you to meet the demands of the profession through the following areas of study:

  • Understanding learning and teaching
  • Learning and teaching in the primary/ secondary curriculum
  • Professional enquiry
  • School placements.

We also offer the Catholic Teacher’s Certificate in Religious Education.

Secondary teaching qualifications are offered in the following subjects:

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business education
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern languages (French, French with Spanish, French with Italian, French with German, Spanish with French)
  • Modern studies
  • Physics
  • Religious education.

 University Of Glasgow Pgde


You will have the General Teaching Council for Scotland qualification to pursue teaching roles in schools. Many of our graduates are teaching not only in Scotland’s primary and secondary schools, but throughout the UK and further abroad.


A bachelor degree from a UK university or equivalent. A pass in Higher English or equivalent. A pass in Intermediate 2/Credit Mathematics or equivalent. For secondary education, the degree should contain 80 credit points relevant to the subject chosen, 40 of which at Year 2 or above. Some work experience in a school classroom is also required.