PGDE Secondary Teaching (English Medium) Chemistry with Science at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS

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Course summary

The course is offered in partnership with Argyll and Bute, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highland, Moray, Orkney Islands, Perth and Kinross, and Shetland Islands Councils, each working with the university through their local campus. The course is also offered in partnership with Aberdeen City and Scottish Borders councils, with applicants based in the Borders registered through UHI Inverness. The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks study at the university plus 18 weeks in professional practice in schools. The subjects listed below can be studied at the following campuses: Aberdeen City; UHI Argyll (Oban); UHI Inverness; UHI North, West and Hebrides (Fort William, Stornoway, and Thurso); UHI Moray; UHI Orkney; UHI Perth; UHI Shetland; or the Scottish Borders, subject to the exclusions listed below. • Biology and Science (code: X3BG) * not available at Aberdeen City Campus* • Business Education (code: X3BS) * not available at Aberdeen City Campus* • Chemistry and Science (code: X3CS) * not available at Aberdeen City Campus* • Computing Science (code: X3CO) • English (code: X3EN) * not available at Aberdeen City Campus* • Gaelic* offered on the Gaelic-medium Secondary pathway (code: X130) • Home Economics (code: X3HO) • Mathematics (code: X3MA) * not available at Aberdeen City Campus* • Physics and Science (code: X3PS) * not available at Aberdeen City Campus* • Technological Education (code: X3TC) * not available at Aberdeen City Campus* • Art and Design (code: X3AR) * not available at Aberdeen City, UHI Perth or Scottish Borders Campuses* • Music (code: X3MS) * not available at Aberdeen City or Scottish Borders Campus* • Religious Education (code: X3RG) * not available at Aberdeen City or Scottish Borders Campus* • History (code: X3HS) * not available at Aberdeen City, Perth or Scottish Borders Campuses* The course is sometimes available at Lochgilphead (through UHI Argyll) and at Benbecula ((through UHI North, West and Hebrides). This decision is made annually and is dependent on the number of applicants in those areas. Applicants based in Aberdeen and the Scottish Borders should register via UHI Inverness. Please note that UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland have changed their names to become UHI North, West and Hebrides. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a relevant degree at undergraduate level or above. Preference will be given to those possessing a degree at Honours level, although consideration will also be given to those holding ordinary degrees. Please note: There are subject specific entry guidelines for secondary teaching stipulated by GTC Scotland and detailed in the Frequently Asked Questions document on the University website. It is essential that you read the Frequently Asked Questions prior to submitting your application: This course does not accept applications for deferred entry. Applicants must provide details of their degree, English and Mathematics qualifications within the application, as failure to do so will lead to automatic rejection.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course. Applicants who have lived outside the UK for a period of six or more consecutive months in the past 5 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check(s) from all the relevant country(-ies) prior to enrolment on the programme.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £14988 Year 1
International £14988 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at For course specific fees information please refer to the Fees/funding tab on the university website course page. You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at
PGDE Secondary Teaching (English Medium) Chemistry with Science at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS