Bachelor Primary Education with Earth Sciences

In Edinburgh

Price on request


  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Edinburgh (Scotland)


The M.A. in Primary Education with Earth Science is one of a suite of six programmes which replaces the B.Ed in Primary Education (Hons), in response to the Scottish Governments recent endorsement of Teaching Scotlands Future: Report of a review of teacher education in Scotland (Donaldson: 2010). As a degree programme it provides expertise in both Primary Education and Earth Sciences to Honours level, as well as providing Initial Teacher Education leading to Qualified Teacher Status.




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


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  • School
  • Teacher Education
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Course programme

Course Content Year 1

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

Year 2

As Year 1.

Year 3

You will take a year-long school placement in a Scottish primary school, experience a range of stages and develop professional skills and abilities to prepare for your induction year. You will also study 20 credits each of primary studies and educational studies on a 'recall days' basis.

Year 4

You will take primary studies, educational studies (including a dissertation) and earth sciences. Primary education courses include placements in schools.

Courses include:

  • Mathematics in Primary Education
  • Educational Studies 2a: Child & Adolescent Development in Education
  • Primary Studies 2
  • Educational Studies 2b: Inclusion and Citizenship in the 21st Century
  • Global Tectonics and the Rock Cycle
  • Geomaterials
  • Children's Fiction
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Modern Language
  • Music,Culture and Education
  • Problem solving and enquiry in primary school mathematics
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) option
  • Additional Support for Learning: Inclusive Approaches
  • Cognitive and Social Child Development in Education
  • Gender and Primary Education
  • Global learning: citizenship and sustainability
  • Learning in and through Art & Design
  • Outdoor Learning and Primary Education
  • School disaffection - explanation, prevention and response
  • Palaeontology
  • Introduction to Physical Volcanology and Tephra
  • Sedimentology
  • Structural Geology
  • Dynamic Stratigraphy
  • Field Skills for Geologists
  • Quaternary Environmental Change

Bachelor Primary Education with Earth Sciences

Price on request