Moray House School of Education and Sport

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 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.

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:


Contact details



New Barn Lane

Post Code
GL52 3LZ

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

Programmes details


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

PGDE programmes details

Subjects Subject Heads
Art and Design Isobel Finnie
Biology Dr Ramsey Affifi
Chemistry Dr Audrey Cameron
Drama Greig Vickers
English* Lynne Pratt / Dr Mary Bovill
Geography Steve McLeister
History Lucy MacIntosh
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.

UCAS Applications:

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

Direct Applications:

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:

Janette Grant

  • The Undergraduate Office (Education)
  • College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details



57 George Sq

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'.