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University of Glasgow

Religious and Philosophical Education with Secondary Teaching

UCAS Code: VX61
Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

126-153

% applicants receiving offers

60%

Subjects
  • Theology & religious studies
  • Training teachers
Student score
93% HIGH
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
99% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.4k MED
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A,A,B

Must include English A-level and GCSE Mathematics at Grades A or B. Evidence of motivation. Interview. Disclosure Scotland.

Scottish Highers
A,A,A,B-A,A,A,B,B

Must include English Higher at A or B and Standard Grade/Intermediate 2/National 5 Mathematics at Grades A or B. Evidence of motivation. Interview. Disclosure Scotland. Applicants who achieve less than AAAB in S5 but have achieved at least ABBB MAY receive an offer based on S6 results. A decision will be made in March once all applications have been reviewed.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 126-153 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

60%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£27,750

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

RELIGIOUS & PHILOSOPHICAL EDUCATION: - This degree programme will qualify you to teach religious education, theology, religious, moral and philosophical studies, or religious studies in secondary schools. This programme will be of benefit if you are involved in the development of new school and college programmes in philosophical studies.

Modules

University of Glasgow

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Glasgow is one of the UK's oldest, most prestigious seats of learning with an international reputation for academic excellence. Choose from more than 800 courses across four colleges. We're based in the cosmopolitan west end, in historical buildings with up-to-the-minute facilities. There are two student unions, Glasgow University and Queen Margaret Unions, offering a full social calendar.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 98%
Student score 93% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

98%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

88%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Staff value students' opinions

92%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
62% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
33% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
462 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £17.4k MED
Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations

8%

Graduates who are welfare professionals

17%

Graduates who are customer service occupations

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Theology can actually be a very vocational subject —by far the most common move for theology graduates is to go into the clergy and at the moment we have a serious shortage of people willing to go into what is one of the oldest graduate careers. If you want to study theology but don't want to follow a religious career, then there are plenty of options available. 2015 graduates went into all sorts of jobs requiring a degree, from education and community work, to marketing, HR and financial analysis. Postgraduate study is also popular — a lot of theology graduates train as teachers, or go into Masters or even doctoral study - where philosophy and law are very popular postgraduate subjects of study.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

98%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

97%

Feedback on work has been prompt

91%

Staff are good at explaining things

99%

Staff value students' opinions

91%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
48% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
448 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
49% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% MED
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

95%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.
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