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The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Our Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Secondary course provides the formal teaching qualification for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), preparing you for a career in secondary school teaching.

About

The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. University-based study focuses on:

  • curriculum
  • methods of teaching and learning
  • assessment
  • theoretical and practical aspects of professional studies in education

Our course is carried out in partnership with schools in which you will spend 18 weeks on placement.

The programme is attuned to all issues and developments influencing Scottish secondary education, including the expectations of the GTCS.

Teaching qualifications are offered in the following areas. Select one or two of the following subjects, depending on qualifications: Art & Design; Biology with Science; Chemistry with Science; English; French; German; Mathematics; Physical Education; Physics with Science; Spanish.

Programme Structure

Teaching qualifications are offered in the following areas*. You will select one or two of the following subjects, depending on qualifications:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology with Science
  • Chemistry with Science
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Physics with Science
  • Spanish

Our course currently consists of three compulsory modules, one of which is taught in conjunction with PGDE (Primary) and is offered at both SCQF levels 10 and 11, giving the option of 40 credits of internationally-recognised Master's level study. You will develop an understanding of the curriculum and a range of approaches to teaching, learning and assessment in your chosen subject discipline(s).

For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    If you are applying from overseas for postgraduate taught courses, the latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

All applicants should hold a degree validated by a university in the UK or a degree of an equivalent standard from outside the UK plus have an English qualification of at least SCQF Level 6 (e.g. Higher English or ESOL) and Mathematics of at least SCQF Level 5 (e.g. National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade Credit).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • English, Northern Irish and Welsh

£9,250 per year of study

  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man

£9,250 per year of study

Funding

The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.

However, there are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at UWS.

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