Religious and Moral Education (PGDE - Graduates only) at University of Strathclyde - UCAS

Course summary

The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) is the graduate entry route to those who want to become a Primary or Secondary teacher in Scotland. The PGDE is an internationally recognised qualification, newly qualified teachers will be able to apply for qualified teacher status (QTS) or equivalent in their home country. Applicant Information Hub We’ve mapped out the process for applying to the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) on our website. Please read this information thoroughly before starting your application. This process applies to both the Primary Education and Secondary Education routes. Why PGDE Religious Education at Strathclyde? This course is a professional training course which qualifies you to teach secondary education. The qualification is recognised throughout the world and is regulated by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and the Scottish Government. You learn from on-campus classes and 18 weeks of placements in schools in Scotland. The qualification allows you to teach in locations worldwide. If you're a Scottish or rest of UK student, you're guaranteed a job for one year in a Scottish school after you graduate. Ranked Top 10 in the UK for Education (Complete University Guide 2024) Your Career A degree in education will equip you for a range of careers working with children and young people. Most of our PGDE graduates go on to work as teachers in secondary schools across the country. Recent graduate job titles include: Secondary Teacher Head Teacher Further Education Lecturer Special Educational Needs Teacher

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Teaching Council for Scotland

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The entry requirements for PGDE courses are based on the requirements set by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). An ordinary degree, or international equivalent. Degree must include: 80 SCQF credits from at least two of the following subjects: religious studies, philosophy, theology, divinity, sociology of religion, anthropology of religion, psychology of religion.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Interview process If selected you’ll be asked to an interview with a number of other candidates who have applied for places either in your own subject or that are taught in the same division as your chosen subject. If selected for interview, applicants will be notified after the UCAS deadline. Interview result After the interview, a panel will collate the grades from your presentation and the individual interview. They will then make a decision as to your suitability for the course. The possible results of the interview are: - Unconditional offer - Conditional offer (you still need to satisfy the entry qualifications in some way) - A rejection of your application The subject coordinator will send the results to the Faculty Admissions Team who will, in turn, communicate the results to UCAS. UCAS will then communicate the result to you. Watch our video on how to apply for the PGDE:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

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 further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.
Religious and Moral Education (PGDE - Graduates only) at University of Strathclyde - UCAS