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. The content of your degree must be relevant to the subject you want to teach.

Essential subjects

Your degree must contain passes in at least two Teaching Subject Qualifying Credits (TSQC) in the subject you want to teach.

TSQC is the term given to the parts of your degree which are related to the subject as it is taught in Scottish secondary schools. A TSQC will represent approximately one third of the total study in one academic year (at least 80 undergraduate credit points of which 40 have to be at Level 8 or above) for the SCQF Framework for higher education.

You also need to have a Higher grade pass in English, or equivalent.


Mathematics at SCQF Level 5 (National 5 Mathematics, National 5 Application of Mathematics, Credit Standard Grade, or Intermediate 2), or equivalent.

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

You need to have a satisfactory Disclosure check before starting 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.

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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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