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PGDE: Scotland for a PhD graduate watch

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    Hi all,
    I've a few questions if anyone has any advice on them.

    I'm 28, Irish and am currently completing a PhD in law (legal history to be precise), prior to this, I did an LLM and an LLB in Law and History where I graduated with a double first. I also have outside experience in the Irish military and working for an NGO in the USA. I have
    I've recently been teaching (at third level) as part of my PhD and really enjoyed it, way more than the research aspects and am considering going into teaching. Ideally to teach history as that's always been my main passion. As such, I'm looking at applying for a PGDE in September (I understand it's too late for me to apply this year).

    Basically, I'm wondering how hard it is to get into secondary teaching, particularly history. I've no direct experience working with children. The closest being teaching university students and working with 18 year olds in the army.
    Ideally, I'd like to go to Edinburgh, based on my above CV, what are my chances? Any advice or suggestions greatly appreciated.
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