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The BA (Hons) Gaelic and Education* is a four-year, Gaelic medium undergraduate teacher education programme.
The programme is designed for either secondary teaching (Gaelic as a subject) or Gaelic-medium primary teaching and includes 18 weeks of school experience: nine weeks in year three of the programme; and nine weeks in year four.
Successful completion of this award will give you a direct route to Gaelic and Gaelic-medium teacher education, a field where there is an identified shortage of skilled professionals.
*subject to validation
The first year of the programme is primarily a language foundation year and, depending on your linguistic ability on entry, you can study either:
You will get the opportunity to take a three-week work placement in a Gaelic environment and apply your newly acquired theory skills.
There is also a distance learning equivalent of An Cùrsa Comais offered part time over two years:
Core modules include:
You will also choose four options from a range of Gaelic and related studies modules including Gaelic education.
Core modules include:
Over the third and fourth years you will also study education modules, see content under year four for details.
Core modules include:
Core education modules studied across years three and four:
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645||£645|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215||£215|
*The Scotland/EU fee has not yet been agreed by the Scottish Government. The indicative fee level is shown in the table.
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||CertHE||£8,000 p.a.||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£8,000 p.a.||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£8,000 p.a.||£8,000 p.a.|
**4th year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for the previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,340 (2016-17 and 2017-18)
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year||£10,000||£10,500|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year***||£5,040||£5,250|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)***||£1,680||£1,750|
***There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.
Further information on international course fees.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.
Once you have successfully completed the BA (Hons) Gaelic and Education you might like to consider careers in:
Following employment within an education setting and relevant practice experience you may want to consider the MEd Critical Enquiry as part of your continuing professional development.
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.