About University

Originally Jordanhill College (the first centre in Europe to train teachers), the Faculty has a long and proud history in the field of teacher education. More students train at the Faculty to be teachers than anywhere else in Scotland. The Faculty has links for teaching, research and consultancy with a wide range of institutions throughout the world.

The Faculty also trains professionals in counselling; in the arts; and in sport and outdoor education.

The Faculty offers opportunities for postgraduate study and research and a wide range of courses for further professional development for qualified teachers and other professionals.

Its Jordanhill campus houses the largest education research library in Scotland. There are two student residences on campus. Other facilities include a bank, two shops, a refectory, coffee shops and a student club.

The Jordanhill Campus is situated only five miles from Glasgow city centre and there is a regular free bus service from Jordanhill to the centre of the city

Undergraduate Courses

  • BA in Applied Music
  • BA in Community Arts
  • BA in Community Education
  • BA in Childhood Studies
  • BA in Outdoor Education
  • BA in Sport and Physical Activity
  • MA (SocSci) with Honours in Social Work
  • MA (SocSci) with Honours in Social Work (including Residential Child Care Option)
  • BEd in Primary Education
  • BSc in Speech and Language Pathology

Postgraduate Taught Courses

  • ATQ in Primary Education
  • ATQ in Secondary Education
  • EdD – Doctor of Education
  • MEd – Master of Education
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) PGDE(P)
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) PGDE(S)
  • PgC in 5-14 Design and Technology
  • PgC/PgD in Adult Guidance
  • PgC/PgD in Advanced Academic Studies
  • MSc/PgC/PgD in Advanced Professional Studies
  • PgC/PgD/MSc in Advanced Social Work Studies
  • MSc in Applied Educational Research
  • MSc/PgC/PgD in Autism
  • PgD in Careers Guidance
  • PgC/PgD in Chartered Teacher Studies
  • PgC in Community Education
  • PgC in Counselling Skills
  • PgD/MSc in Counselling
  • MSc in Early Childhood Studies
  • PgC/PgD in Education for Work and Enterprise
  • PgC/PgD/MSc in Educational Computing
  • PgD/MSc in Equality and Discrimination
  • PgC in Maths Recovery
  • MSc/PgC/PgD in Management and Leadership in Education
  • PgC/PgD in Modern Languages in the Primary School
  • PgD in Person-Centred Counselling (Athens)
  • PgC/PgD/MSc in Play Therapy
  • MSc/PgC/D in Safety & Risk Management
  • PgD in School Leadership and Management (SQH)
  • PgC/PgD in Educational Support
  • MSc in Advanced Residential Childcare
  • MSc/PgD in Social Work

Postgraduate Research Degrees

Research can be undertaken at PhD level in all departments.

Length of courses

PhD 3 years
M.Phil 1 year
Undergraduate 3 or 4 years
Postgraduate 1 year

Language fluency requirements

hen you apply to the University you must be able to show that you have a sufficient grasp of English. Please consult the department of your choice about the standard they require. If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your proficiency before you can begin your course, and you are strongly advised to take the IELTS or the TOEFL examination (including the Test of Written English).

More information about IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) can be obtained from the local British Council office in your country, or by writing directly to

The Examinations Unit, British Council
c/o Enterprises, 10 Spring Gardens, London
SW1A 2BN, U.K.

A score of 6.5 is normally required, but some departments may have different proficiency requirements. You can find out more about TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) from the American embassy in your own country, or by contacting

The Educational Testing Service
PO Box 899, Princeton
New Jersey 08540, USA

The score required for general admission to the University is 600, though you should check with the department of your choice as scores between 550-600 are sometimes acceptable. We recommend that you take the Test of Written English (TWE) when you sit the TOFEL examination. TOEFL and IELTS are the more common English language tests, but others may be acceptable if you provide details

Date of Commencement

PGDE Primary and Secondary courses start in August.
All other courses start late September / October


University residential accommodation is available for single students. The University can assist in obtaining family accommodation in the private sector


Undergraduate Courses:
Full-time: Home £1,700, Overseas £8,465
Part-time (per credit): Home £100, Overseas £705
Postgraduate Courses:
Full-time: Home £3,160, Overseas £8,465

Student profile

Age range: Undergraduate 19 or under 58%, Age 20-25 19%, Over 25 23%
Men/Women: Undergraduate men 23% to 77% women
National/Overseas: National 97% to Overseas 3%


By mail: Faculty of Education, University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow, G13 1PP

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