Postgraduate Taught

Home Economics: PGDE Secondary (Home Economics)*


Entry requirements

Successful applicants must, as a minimum, meet the requirements as set by the Memorandum on Entry Requirements to Courses of Initial Teacher Education in Scotland produced by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), which specifies general entrance requirements for all applicants and subject specific requirements for Secondary applicants.

Minimum entry requirements:

• a degree validated by a higher education institution in the United Kingdom or a degree of an equivalent standard from an institution outside the United Kingdom

• the degree should normally contain 80 SCQF credit points relevant to the teaching qualification being studied

• 40 of these credits points must have been studied at SCQF level 8 (or above) from at least two of the following areas: consumer studies, food studies, food or textile technology, nutrition

• the other 40 credits are needed in any subject relevant to the Home Economics curriculum in Scottish schools (eg family studies, food sciences, health, hospitality or textile studies


• A National Qualification in English at SCQF Level 6, for example:

- Higher English Grade C or;

- A Level English, Grade D or;

- GCSE English Language AND English Literature, at 4/C IN BOTH or;

- Irish Leaving Certificate Higher English at Grade 4/C2.

Please note that Higher ESOL is acceptable for entry to PGDE Secondary (Home Economics) only. It is not accepted for entry to BA (Hons) Education Studies (Primary).


• A National Qualification in Mathematics at SCQF Level 5, for example:

-Standard Grade/Int 2/National 5 Mathematics Grade C or;

-GCSE Mathematics at 4/C or;

-Irish Leaving Certificate Mathematics Ordinary Grade 3/B3.

Please note National 5 Lifeskills/Applications Mathematics is accepted in place of National 5 Mathematics.

International: Where your degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0.


Course Overview

1 year full-time
Start Date
August 2019
Study Abroad
Fees & Funding