Moray House School of Education and Sport

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for admission to the MSc Transformative Learning and Teaching programme.

Requirements for candidates on all pathways

An UK undergraduate 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 Mathematics or Applications of Mathematics (formerly Lifeskills Maths) at grade C or above, GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above, or equivalent

*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. You should be able to demonstrate previous commitment to, and experience of, working with children and/or young people in formal or informal settings. You should also be able to demonstrate an awareness of the powerful impact of education and teachers on young people's lives. Selection involves a professional interview.

Primary 5 - Secondary 6 pathway in a specific subject

For candidates applying to the Primary 5 - Secondary 6 subject specialist pathway, you will specialise in either Computing Science, English, Languages or Mathematics. Your first degree should contain at least two graduating courses (80 UK credits) in the relevant subject.

Subject-specific entry requirements are stipulated by the GTCS: 

Memorandum on Entry Requirements to Programmes of Initial Teacher Education in Scotland (2019)

Nursery - Secondary 3 pathway

It is desirable for candidates applying to the Nursery - Secondary 3 pathway to hold a qualification at SCQF level 6 (Higher or equivalent) in a Modern Language and/or a Science.

Students from China

This degree is Band C.

Postgraduate entry requirements for students from China

Protecting Vulnerable Groups

All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before embarking on the site-based learning element in schools. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

English language requirements

All applicants must provide evidence of their English language ability. Find out more about our language requirements: