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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

72

% applicants receiving offers

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Subjects
  • Training teachers
  • Celtic studies
Student score
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% employed or in further study
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
B,C

For primary and secondary teaching, Higher or A level English at grade C or above, Maths at National 5, Standard Grade Credit, Intermediate 2 or GCSE at grade B or above are required.

Scottish Highers
B,B,C

Preferably including Gàidhlig (Fluent speakers) or Gaelic (Learners) at B or above. For primary and secondary teaching, Higher or A level English at grade C or above, Maths at National 5, Standard Grade Credit, Intermediate 2 or GCSE at grade B or above are required.

BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points
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If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 72 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

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% applicants receiving offers

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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.

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Tuition fee & financial support

£8,000

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

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Course description

The BA (Hons) Gaelic and Education is a four-year, Gaelic medium undergraduate teacher education programme. The first year of the programme is primarily a language foundation year and, depending on your linguistic ability on entry, you can study either: ◾CertHE Cùrsa Comais: an intensive and interactive Gaelic language course for intermediate-level learners aiming for fluency in the language. The major focus is on language skills, both speaking and writing, but other subjects are introduced as the course progresses. ◾CertHE Gaelic and Communication: for advanced-level learners and fluent speakers of Gaelic who wish to improve their level of accuracy in the language. You will also be introduced to traditional culture, history, literature and media as part of the course. You will get the opportunity to take a three-week work placement in a Gaelic environment and apply your newly acquired theory skills. 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.

Modules

Year 1 - CertHE The first year of the programme is primarily a language foundation year and, depending on your linguistic ability on entry, you can study either: CertHE Cùrsa Comais: an intensive and interactive Gaelic language course for intermediate-level learners aiming for fluency in the language. The major focus is on language skills, both speaking and writing, but other subjects are introduced as the course progresses. CertHE Gaelic and Communication: for advanced-level learners and fluent speakers of Gaelic who wish to improve their level of accuracy in the language. You will also be introduced to traditional culture, history, literature and media as part of the course. 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: An Cùrsa Adhartais Year 2 - DipHE Core modules include: Gaelic language 2 Language, culture and ethnicity You will also choose four options from a range of Gaelic and related studies modules including Gaelic education. Year 3 - BA Core modules include: Gaelic language 3 Research skills Plus an option from a range of Gaelic and related studies modules Over the third and fourth years you will also study education modules, see content under year four for details. Year 4 - BA (Hons) Core modules include: Completion of a dissertation Option from a range of Gaelic and related studies modules Core education modules studied across years three and four: Children, young people and the curriculum Children, young people and their learning The critical and enquiring professional Professional practice: includes nine weeks of school experience in year three and nine weeks in year four

University of the Highlands and Islands

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The University of the Highlands and Islands is a network of colleges and research centres, spread across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, offering you a natural, supportive environment in which to study. You choose your campus take your pick from one of our multiple locations. As a UHI student you'll benefit from exceptional support from tutors and peers.

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What do the numbers say for

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
56% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
61% of students are part-time

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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?

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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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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?

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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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
70% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
65% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
323 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
38% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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?

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Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
As only a small number of students study this course, these stats refer to both the Gaelic and Celtic languages and study — over 40% of the graduates in this area have studied Welsh and another quarter studied Irish Gaelic. Not surprisingly, most graduates go to work in the regions they studied, so these subjects tend to lead to jobs in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and salaries reflect that, being a little lower than the graduate average. Graduates from Celtic studies subjects are also quite likely to go into teacher training when they graduate.
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