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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Social Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

The PGCE Secondary programme Social Sciences is an innovative and intensive nine-month course preparing graduates for the demands of teaching in the Secondary sector. You will be awarded a PGCE and recommended for Qualified Teacher Status, enabling you to teach in schools on completion of the course. The course is organised in partnership with schools around Kent and Medway where you will spend 24 out of the 36 weeks teaching in two different schools.

Who is the course for?

The programme is for people who want to become qualified teachers.


Students will be assessed via academic assignments and assessment of their teaching.

Students will submit an academic assignment for 20 credits at master’s Level (Level 7) in each of the three modules. The assessment varies for each submission and will include both written elements and presentations.

What can I do next?

Upon successful completion of the programme you can teach in schools all over the world as a qualified teacher.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



In this module you will have the opportunity to choose to research one of the following six aspects of education to help develop your personal philosophy of teaching, whatever your specialist subject area: Cosmopolitanism and Global Citizenship; Cross-curricular Learning and Epistemic Insight; Sustainability and Participation in Education; Enriching learning through Research Informed Practice; Faith and Education: Preparing to teach in faith schools or Professional Development for Teachers.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a good honours degree (2:2 or above) in a subject related to the subject they wish to teach or, in some exceptional cases, an unrelated degree if they have extensive employment in industry in the relevant subject area; English and maths at GCSE (grade C or above) or equivalent for Secondary; and successful completion of the Occupational Health Clearance and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

University information

Established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern, multi-campus University offering higher and professional education. The university has several campuses and centres which are based in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Medway and Tunbridge Wells, One of only a handful of universities in the UK to be situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a strong community of 17,000 students and 2,000 staff. They have four academic...more

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