The Transformative Learning and Teaching programme offered by The University of Edinburgh provides an in-depth and integrated learning experience, with time spent in both University and school sites throughout the two years, allowing you to develop your skills as a beginning teacher over a longer period of time than would be the case in a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programme. You'll also graduate from this programme with a full masters degree, something that is increasingly seen as desirable for the Scottish teacher workforce as a whole, together with a teaching qualification which will allow you to work across the primary/secondary transition.
Importantly, this programme has been designed and developed in partnership with local authorities. It is future-oriented, drawing on cutting-edge research, and is designed to prepare new teachers for a career in teaching in an ever-changing world, with a particular focus on social justice, sustainability, global perspectives, digital and statistical literacy, and professional inquiry skills.
Successful completion of the MSc in Transformative Learning and Teaching will confer professional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), a necessary requirement for teachers in all state schools and most independent schools in Scotland. Professional registration with the GTCS is also recognised as an indicator of high quality in many countries outside of Scotland but you should seek guidance from the education authority in countries outside of the UK to determine whether this MSc will enable you to teach there.
Graduates of this programme will hold a masters degree in Transformative Learning and Teaching, as well as professional registration which will enable them to work across the primary/secondary transition, thereby enhancing their employability both within Scotland and beyond.
- Assessing what matters
- Children and young people
- Developing teacher professionalism
- Literacy, learners and learning
- Numeracy, learners and learning
- Teacher literacies
- Understanding the nature of knowledge and curriculum
- Your subject specialism
- 21 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.
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A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline.
We may also consider your application if you have other academic or professional qualifications or considerable relevant experience; please contact us to check before you apply.
On entry to the degree, you must have achieved a level of competence in English and Mathematics which is approved by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). This would normally be:
SQA Higher Grade C or above (or suitable equivalent) in English*
SQA National 5 grade B or above (or suitable equivalent) in Mathematics.
*The current General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) requirement stipulates that this should be achieved on entry to the programme. However, for students for whom English is not their first language, we will allow entry onto the programme (excluding the English Specialism Pathway) provided you make provision to achieve the qualification on exit from the programme. You must still provide evidence of competence in English language as per the requirements stipulated below.
International21800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21800 GBP per year during 21 months.
National1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 21 months.
- RUK/ROI Fee Rate: £9,250
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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