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 and Sport, 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.
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:
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:
|Undergraduate Degree Programmes||Programme Directors|
|BA Community Education (4yr Hons)||Stuart Moir|
|BSc Applied Sport Science (4yr Hons)||Dr Georgios Machtsiras|
|BSc Sport & Recreation Management (4yr Hons)||Dr Pippa Chapman|
|MA Primary Education with Gaelic (4yr and 5yr Hons)||John Joe MacNeil|
|MA Physical Education (4yr Hons)||Murray Craig|
Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programmes which recruit through UCAS:
|Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programmes||Programme Directors|
|PGDE Primary Education||Dr Holly Linklater|
|PGDE Secondary Education||Lynne Pratt|
|Art and Design||Isobel Finnie|
|Biology||Dr Ramsey Affifi|
|Chemistry||Dr Audrey Cameron|
|English*||Lynne Pratt / Dr Mary Bovill|
|Mathematics*||Hui-Chuan (Jane) Li / David Watkins|
|Modern Languages*||Dr Mike Lynch|
|Physical Education||Murray Craig / Dr Paul McMillan|
|Physics*||Nick Hood FRSA|
|Design & Technology*||Russell White|
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.
Application forms and details on the application procedure are available from UCAS at:
Some programmes of study recruit directly into the Moray House School of Education and Sport. At present these are:
• BA Childhood Practice
For an application pack, applicants should contact:
Undergraduate admission process
The admission process for undergraduates is administered by the Undergraduate Admission Office, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 55 George Square:
Admissions Office, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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 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 were as follows:
- PGDE Primary: 23 April 2013
- PGDE Secondary: 23 April 2013
- MA Physical Education: 28 August 2013
- MA Gaelic and Primary Education (Fluent Speakers): 28 August 2013
- MA Gaelic and Primary Education (Learners): 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.
* From the above link, information can be found in Appendix 3 within the PDF called 'Student criminal convictions and disclosure assessment - Code of Practice'.