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University of Stirling XX13

University of Stirling XX13

1st in Scotland for Education studies

The Guardian University Guide, 2018

7th in the UK for Education studies

The Complete University Guide, 2018


How do you provide an environment within which children feel safe and secure, and can develop their potential? How can you be challenged to develop your understanding of education? What are the best methods of structuring learning and teaching opportunities? How do you manage behaviour effectively and ensure all children in the classroom are included?

Stirling has long been distinctive amongst Scottish universities in offering concurrent courses to prospective primary school teachers. These degree courses enable you to graduate with both a degree and teaching qualification for primary education, whilst studying a subject at university level.

You will develop a specialism in one of the following areas: Modern Languages, the EnvironmentAdditional Support Needs,Literacy, Numeracy or Early Years. There is also an opportunity, in partnership with Heriot Watt University, to develop a specialism in Primary Science(STEM).

Our concurrent degrees in primary education will appeal to students who wish to become more than a generic primary school teacher. The primary education degree will suit those who wish to study primary education alongside a specialism. This means that primary education students will take the appropriate specialism modules alongside education modules for the first five semesters of their programme. In the remaining three semesters of the degree students will study modules within education which draw upon their subject specialism.

Key information

EU Applicants
The Scottish Government has confirmed that EU students enrolling in the 2017 and 2018 academic year will be entitled to free tuition fees in Scotland. EU Students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students and will retain that status for the duration of their four year degree. EU students will also be eligible for tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

  • UCAS: XR18; XC11; XX13
  • Qualification: BA (Hons), BSc (Hons)
  • Study methods: Campus based, Full-time, Part-time
  • Duration: Four years
  • Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Location: Stirling Campus
  • UNISTATS

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Dr Jane Smithson, Course Director

www.stir.ac.uk/social-sciences