Undergraduate admissions

Details of the admission process for our undergraduate degrees.

UCAS or UG Admissions Office

Admission to most undergraduate degrees at Moray House School of Education, in common with the rest of the University of Edinburgh, is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Other undergraduate and initial training programmes can be entered by direct application to the Undergrauate Admissions Office. Admission to study for an initial teaching qualification has some specific requirements.

Note: Admission process for undergraduate and PGDE programmes is at foot of page.

UCAS applications:

Application forms, details on the application procedure, and copies of the University and College Entrance Guide and the COSHEP/UCAS Entrance guide to Higher Education in Scotland are available directly from UCAS at:

  • UCAS
  • Rosehill
  • New Barn Lane
  • Cheltenham
  • Gloucestershire GL52 3LZ
  • Work: +44 (0)124 222 2444
  • Application Pack Requests: +44 (0)870 112 2200
UCAS website

For general enquiries to UCAS, telephone: +44 (0) 124 222 2444

UCAS request that you try to obtain a copy of the UCAS Handbook from your school, college or local careers office before contacting UCAS.

Undergraduate degree programmes which recruit through UCAS:

ProgrammesProgramme Directors
BA Community Education (4yr Hons)Ian Fyfe
MA Physical Education (4yr Hons)Andrew Horrell
MA Primary Education (4yr Hons) (6 programmes)Ann Rae
BSc Applied Sport Sci (4yr Hons)Dave Saunders
BSc Sport & Recreation Man (4yrHons)Sharon Clough

Professional Graduate Diploma (PGDE) programmes which recruit through UCAS:

Programme Directors
PGDE Primary EducationLesley Reid
PGDE Secondary EducationLynne Pratt
SubjectsSubject Heads
Art and DesignAmanda Gizzi
BiologyJannet Robinson
ChemistryDouglas Buchanan
DramaGreig Vickers
English*Lynne Pratt / Mary Bovill
GeographyClint Lanyon
HistoryAlison Somerville
Mathematics*Tom Macintyre
Modern Languages*Richard Easton / Mike Lynch
MusicNeil Houston
Physical EducationJohn Sproule
Physics*Nick Hood
Design & Technology*Susan McLaren

PGDE Secondary subjects marked * are designated priority subjects by the Scottish Government and, as such, the Scottish Government anticipates that the prospects for employment in these areas are good.

UCAS Applications:

Application forms and details on the application procedure are available from UCAS at:

  • UCAS
  • Rosehill
  • New Barn Lane
  • Cheltenham
  • Gloucestershire GL52 3LZ
  • Work: +44 (0) 870 11 22205

Direct Applications:

Some programmes of study recruit directly into the Moray House School of Education. At present these are:

• BA Childhood Practice

For an application pack, applicants should contact:

  • Janette Grant
  • The Undergraduate Office (Education) College of Humanities and Social Science The University of Edinburgh
  • David Hume Tower
  • George Square
  • Edinburgh EH8 9JX
  • Work: +44 (0)131 650 3569

Undergraduate admission process

The admission process for undergraduates is administered by the Undergraduate Admission Office, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 55 George Square:

This site contains information relating to selection processes specific to those wishing to study for an initial teaching qualification, i.e. PGDE (Primary), PGDE (Secondary), MA Primary; MA Physical Education.

All the above programmes must be acceptable to the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), and it is a requirement that our programmes are accredited by the GTCS. The GTCS accreditation dates are as follows:

  • PGDE Primary: 23 April 2013
  • PGDE Secondary: 23 April 2013
  • MA Primary Education (6 programmes): 28 August 2013
  • MA Physical Education: 28 August 2013

Admission to the above programmes is subject to General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) guidelines (again please see the GTCS website), regarding child protection and police checks. Guidance from the GTCS requires the University to carry out these checks prior to students being enrolled on the course. The College Admissions office will send you details of the procedures and forms for completion when you have received an offer of a place.

For PGDE students: Guidance on the completion of PVG scheme application form is available below in PDF format. And the University Policy Statement on the Secure Storage of PVG Data can be found through the third link listed below.

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