Secondary Religious Education with QTS at Edge Hill University - UCAS

Course summary

What does it mean to be a great teacher? Study with us and we’ll think about the values that underpin the profession, develop your knowledge of the major world faiths, and learn the craft and pedagogy of teaching. We’ll look at religion as a modern, living phenomenon. You’ll visit centres representing all six major world faiths and study their beliefs, practices, and texts. As you progress through the course, you’ll reflect on these in greater depth, gaining expert knowledge in the subject. Our experienced tutors at Edge Hill, and the expert teachers in your practice placement schools, will support you to become an outstanding RE teacher. You’ll learn creative teaching techniques, and develop your own imaginative ways to communicate impartial and considered views on religion. Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).


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Assessment method

Your university work will be assessed as coursework, often academic essays, which can take a variety of forms, including creative work and portfolios of evidence where you will demonstrate how to plan effectively, undertake assessment and to develop your subject knowledge. In school, as you progress from observer to teacher, you will be assessed through lesson observations carried out by mentors in school and tutors from Edge Hill. Your professional development will be mapped against the Teachers’ Standards for the award of QTS. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected]. To apply for entry onto the second year of this programme please use course code XV63.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 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 .

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Secondary Religious Education with QTS at Edge Hill University - UCAS