University of Edinburgh

Bachelor Gaelic and Primary Education (Learners)

University of Edinburgh
In Edinburgh

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)

School education in Scotland through the medium of Gaelic is central to planning the future of the language. The statutory National Gaelic Language Plan 2012-17 intends that the number of pupils entering Gaelic-medium education should at least double from 400 to 800 by 2017, after which it is expected that the size of the sector will continue to grow in response to parental choice. There will thus have to be a significant new stream of graduates able to teach through the medium of Gaelic.

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Edinburgh (Midlothian/Edinburghshire)
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Centre For Population Health Sciences, Medical School, Teviot Place, EH8 9AG


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· Requirements

English Language Requirements Take IELTS test

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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Course Content

This programme is accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Year 1

You will study 40 credits each of Gaelic, and primary and educational studies. Primary education courses include placements in schools.

Year 2

You will study 40 credits each of Gaelic, primary studies and linguistics.

Year 3

You will study 100 credits of Gaelic (including 40 credits relating to education) and 20 credits of linguistics.

Year 4

You take an 80-credit, year-long placement in a Scottish primary school, experience a range of stages from nursery to upper primary, in both Gaelic- and English-medium settings, and develop professional skills and abilities to prepare for your induction year. You will study 20 credits each of primary studies and Gaelic (research methods).

Year 5

You will study 20 credits of primary studies, 20 credits of linguistics and 80 credits of Gaelic (including a dissertation). Primary education courses include placements in schools.Courses include:

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