Religious Education with ODA (Secondary PGCE - Graduates only) at Bangor University - UCAS

Bangor University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Bangor University (Prifysgol Bangor)

Religious Education with ODA (Secondary PGCE - Graduates only)

Course summary

UCAS Code: 3F4R PGCE Secondary – Religious Education with ODA (QTS) We live in such a diverse society which includes many religions, many philosophies and many ethical systems. As such, it is key that we develop knowledge of these different fields among young generations. The PGCE Religious Education programme is structured to promote this aim and enables students to develop key skills to become effective, innovative and knowledgeable teachers. The PGCE course at Bangor will ensure that you develop key skills and traits to become Religious Studies teachers of the highest calibre. In addition to developing the core abilities to be outstanding Religious Studies teachers, you will also further many skills that will be applicable for a role as a teacher of Humanities, which will give you the opportunity to explore other aspects of the Humanities Curriculum, so that you are fully prepared to meet the needs of the new Curriculum for Wales. Bangor is a fantastic place for anyone interested in outdoor activities. Our location, combined with our long-established links with local outdoor education providers, provides a fantastic opportunity for combining this subject with outdoor activities during your training.” OR Why Study with us? • Bangor University has a long history of educating generations of people interested in religion, philosophy and ethics and, as such, is significantly equipped with the abilities, resources and specialities to develop teaching practitioners of the highest standard. • Experienced tutors and researchers will provide you with the skills needed to become the educators of the future. Lead School experiences with well-trained mentors, along with two School Placements will support your development towards Qualified Teacher Status. • An opportunity to study whilst immersing yourself in Welsh culture and language, here in beautiful North Wales. Professional support for Welsh language learning whether you are a complete beginner or a fluent user of the language. Be the inspiration for the next generation. This PGCE with QTS is recognised across Wales and England and is often transferable further afield for entry into the teaching profession. Those seeking to teach outside Wales and England should check recognition and transferability of Qualified Teacher Status with the respective country’s Teachers’ Professional Body.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• At least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in an area related to subject of study. • Grade C/Grade 4 in the GCSE examination in any of the following: English Language, English Literature, Welsh First Language, Welsh Literature. • Grade C/Grade 4 in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved. • A willingness and positive attitude towards seeking to improve personal use of the Welsh Language. • Applicants are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check for the child workforce including a check of the children’s barred lists. Applicants who have lived outside the UK are also required to undertake a criminal records check in their countries of residence.  Applicants should reflect carefully on their ability to meet the rigours and demands of the profession. Refer to the Considerations for Applicants to Initial Teacher Education Programmes. We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements - IELTS Level 7 overall (with no element below 6.5)).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

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Religious Education with ODA (Secondary PGCE - Graduates only) at Bangor University - UCAS