Teaching and Education

Our Teaching and Education courses focus on processes, knowledge and skills for helping people learn. This is an area where you can truly make a difference in people’s lives through teaching or educational research.

Teaching and Education degrees at the University of Stirling are highly rated. We're ranked 3rd in Scotland and Top 5 in the UK for Education (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023).

Our wide range of expertise includes:

  • Primary school teaching
  • Secondary school teaching
  • Further education
  • Teaching and education management
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

We also offer accredited professional qualifications for those looking to progress their career.

Teaching and Education courses


We offer a variety of scholarship and funding options to help you finance your studies at the University of Stirling.

Undergraduate scholarships

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Postgraduate scholarships

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Graduate careers in Teaching and Education

Our Teaching and Education students have the skills and knowledge to work in a varied range of jobs when they graduate.

Many of our degrees will lead you directly into your chosen role in early years, primary or secondary school teaching, further education or TESOL. Our Primary and Secondary Education degrees are accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). On successful completion, you can apply for provisional registration as a teacher.

Our Masters degrees will help those already working in education and teaching to progress into leadership and management roles. Our MSc Education Leadership course is also accredited by GTCS.

Graduates with Teaching and Education degrees are also highly sought-after in other areas, such as:

  • careers advice
  • corporate training
  • counselling
  • museum and leisure education
  • media and communications

Teaching and Education research

In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, 100% of our research impact and environment in Education was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent, placing us in the top 20 in the UK for research impact and research environment.

Postgraduate research opportunities

Our Doctor in Education is an ideal development opportunity if you’re a senior education professional seeking to enhance and utilise your research expertise. You can also undertake a PhD where you’ll benefit from all our expertise and conduct your research in a supportive, vibrant environment that helps to develop your research skills and provide a collaborative research environment.

See our PhD and Doctorate opportunities in Education.