Date of entry

August 2021

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Level 1 entry

Grade requirements

A UK degree, or a degree of an equivalent standard from outside the United Kingdom

Essential subjects

SCE Higher grade English at Grade C


GCSE English Language plus GCSE English Literature at Grade C


National Units in Communication at Higher and Literature 1 at Higher (formerly known as Communication 4 and Literature 1 Modules)


Irish Leaving Certificate at C2 Higher level English or above


Standard Grade Mathematics at Credit Level (Grade 1 or 2), National 5 Mathematics or National 5 Applications of Mathematics at Grade C


GCSE Mathematics at Grade A or B


Irish Leaving Certificate at A2 Ordinary level Mathematics or above

We accept Intermediate 2 Mathematics at Grade C or above as an equivalent to Standard Grade Mathematics at Levels 1 or 2. This qualification can be done at a local Further Education College and consists of 3 modules and an Exam in May.

We also accept The University of Aberdeen's Online Access Courses in English (SCQF Level 6) and Mathematics (SCQF Level 5).

Some recent experience of a primary classroom is normally required and certainly desirable.

Overseas students please contact us to discuss your degree, English and Maths qualifications.

There is an interview before final acceptance. You will need to get a satisfactory Disclosure check before commencing the course.

English language requirements

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You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you are a national of certain countries.

Don’t meet the English language requirements?

English language programmes

Prepare for university study and benefit from extra English tuition with an English language programme.

Combine language and study

Begin your academic career by studying courses that develop language skills through subject study as part of our international incorporated degrees.

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