BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) Education (Secondary)

Our pioneering approach to professional education and our outstanding teachers gives you time to develop as a secondary school teacher.

Education (Secondary)

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons), BA (Hons)
  • Start date September 2021, September 2022
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Full-time


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Choose our BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) Education (Secondary) degree and learn from world-leading academics and outstanding teachers who have strong partnerships with local schools. This gives you access to cutting-edge practice and research throughout your secondary teaching degree.

Our pioneering approach to professional education gives you time to develop as a secondary school teacher. With our four year teaching degree, you’ll be able to grow in confidence and critically reflect on your skills. The course gives you a more personalised learning experience than the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) route of only one year.

You’ll gain a research-informed degree, making you well equipped to enter the world of secondary education from the day you graduate. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), our Educational research had the highest quality of research outputs of any Scottish university, with 100% rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.


Top reasons to study with us

Professional accreditation

We’re accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), which means that you can apply for provisional registration as a secondary teacher as soon as you graduate.

What our students said

Jenni Cook
BA Secondary Education with History and Politics
I am currently teaching history at a secondary school in the Scottish Borders, absolutely loving dream career.
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Blair Haldane
Education (Secondary)
The incredibly enjoyable time I had as a University of Stirling student has made me the confident person I am today.
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Amy Lambert
BSc (Hons) Environmental Geography with Professional Education
Having the opportunity to undertake placements in each of my four years of study has been invaluable, allowing me to put learned theory into practice whilst receiving continued support from University staff.
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