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There are three main areas of study within education: community education, childhood practice and initial teacher education.
See the list of degrees for details of the range of degrees available.
The Professional Graduate Diplomas in Education (PGDE) are one year programmes for students who already have a degree from a UK university, or an equivalent qualification from outside the UK, and want to pursue a career in teaching.
Details about the our PGDE programmes are available in our Postgraduate Prospectus:
Students on degrees that require placement experience may incur travelling expenses. Expenses that are considerably above a student's normal daily travel costs from home to university may be reimbursed, for those students who receive SAAS or LEA funding.
Some Education programmes include field trips, which involve residential costs for which a charge will be incurred.
Students undertaking Physical Education programmes will be required to purchase clothing, on a one-off basis, to be worn during all practical sessions and on teaching placement visits. The approximate cost is £338.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, independent small-group activity, and the use of e-learning and virtual learning environments.
You will be assessed through a range of methods including exams, essays, portfolios and student presentations. You will be assessed by school staff and University tutors while on school placements.
Most of the teaching will take place at Moray House School of Education, located within the University’s Central Area. You will also have access to the University’s libraries and computing facilities. You will complete work-based placements throughout your degree programme, giving you practical teaching and work experience.
There are opportunities to study abroad through the ERASMUS programme.
I have really enjoyed my time at Edinburgh so far and would encourage other fun-loving students to come and study here. The night life is great and the facilities that the uni provide are first-class.
This article was published on Jun 29, 2012