Moray House School of Education

Primary Education (MA Hons)

Details about our Primary Education degree programmes.

The University’s Moray House School of Education has a proud tradition of teacher education, spanning almost 200 years. Our strong history and reputation, together with our future-oriented approach to teaching, ensures we help our students to develop the skills and confidence to become transformative teachers: teachers who have the potential to change the lives of children and young people for the better.

In line with demand for postgraduate level Initial Teacher Education programmes, from September 2018, Moray House will no longer offer the following four-year MA primary with programmes:

  • MA Honours Primary Education with History
  • MA Honours Primary Education with Mathematics
  • MA Honours Primary Education with Religious Studies
  • MA Honours Primary Education with Scottish Studies

The final intake for these routes into primary teaching will be in September 2017.  This will not affect students currently on MA Primary Education ‘with’ suite of programmes.

From September 2018, Moray House School of Education will continue to offer two specialist initial teacher education undergraduate programmes:

Primary Education with Gaelic (MA Hons) 

Physical Education (MA Hons)

We will also continue to offer one-year Professional Graduate Diploma  for Primary and Secondary Education (PGDE programmes) as well as the new MSc in Transformative Learning and Teaching (MSc TLT). You can find out more about these programmes on our Teacher Education pages.

Teacher Education 

There are a number of routes into the PDGE Primary and PGDE Secondary programmes available to interested students; all of these require prior study at undergraduate level. Within the School of Education, we offer two undergraduate degrees in the subject discipline of Education (BA Childhood Practice and BA (Hons) Community Education. While entry to the PGDE and MSc TLTprogrammes is competitive, these Education degrees provide a possible route into  primary teacher education.