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Biology with Science (PGDE - Graduates only) University of Strathclyde Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Why PGDE Biology with Science - Gaelic Medium 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 EU student, you're guaranteed a job for one year in a Scottish school after you graduate.

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

Course details

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 8X64
Institution code S78
Campus name University of Strathclyde
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
Scottish Higher C - A Higher English (A-C) or equivalent.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A national qualification in English at SCQF Level 6 (Higher) or alternative.
A national qualification in Maths at SCQF Level 5 (National 5) or alternative.

Minimum of first degree or equivalent, normally containing passes in at least two years’ progressive study in the subject(s) you want to teach.

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

https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/secondaryeducationbiologywithscience/?utm_source=ucas.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=UCAS_UG_Listings

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £15,300 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde. Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 (with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses); MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply. The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/. For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.

Provider information

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