Religious Education


Being a Religious Education teacher

RE teachers help children appreciate different beliefs and religions and understand the world around them.

Training options

To teach religious education, you need a degree in religious studies or theology plus a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). Alternatively, you can study a degree that combines education with religious and philosophical studies.

Four-year university courses in education

For the four-year combined degree and other undergraduate degree programmes you must have at least:

  • English and two other National Qualifications at SCQF Level 6 (Higher Grade) AND
  • Mathematics and one other subject at SCQF Level 5 (or an accepted alternative, for example, National 5, Credit Standard Grade or Intermediate 2).

Check the entry requirements with the course provider.

PGDE university courses

Here are the universities you can study for a PDGE in Religious Education at secondary level. Entry requirements vary so it’s best to check with the course provider.

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