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PGCE History with Humanities (QTS)

PGCE History with Humanities (QTS)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Humanities / General Studies / Combined Studies History Teaching (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

History is more than a study of the past. It can give you a better understanding of your own and others identity, it can provide valuable historical skills such as researching or critically evaluating evidence, and it helps you make sense of current issues, to understand how the present has been shaped by the past.

This course will develop your subject knowledge for teaching history whilst also developing the skills and knowledge required to teach other humanities based subjects. It will explore the common pedagogies of humanities based subjects whilst providing opportunities for you to develop a strong subject specialism in history so that you can become an outstanding teacher of history.

Why study PGCE History with Humanities (QTS) at Middlesex University?

Humanities teachers are in great demand and this course appeals to graduates who are passionate about history but want to develop the skills and understanding to teach outside their specialism.

Through this PGCE, you will gain the understanding and skills necessary to operate as a critically reflective History with Humanities Teacher in a Secondary School setting. You will also develop the awareness and ability to transfer these skills and teach in subject areas across the humanities spectrum (such as geography, government and politics, citizenship or religious education).

This course gives you a strong understanding of how and why to teach history in secondary schools whilst also enabling you to appreciate the unique aspects of other subject specialisms in order to develop your confidence in teaching across the suite of humanities subjects.

Middlesex University also has dedicated subject tutors who have established strong relations with external specialists and partnership schools who will deliver contemporary and subject specific training sessions.

Careers

How can the PGCE History with Humanities (QTS) support your career?

Our course gives you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Teaching is a profession with excellent progression and benefits and our graduates have an excellent reputation within the profession.

Modules

This module aims to develop your understanding and skills necessary to operate as a critically reflective teacher in a secondary school. You will be assessed by undertaking a small scale research assignment that compares theoretical perspectives in education with the reality found in school.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

We normally require a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above with at least 50% history content supported by a strong A Level (or equivalent) in relevant subjects. GCSE grade C / grade 4 in English and mathematics or standard equivalent. We also accept the equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or any other appropriately accredited provider. We cannot accept functional skills or key skills or IELTS. The following requirements are set out in the Initial Teacher Training Criteria document. You must have: GCSE grade C / grade 4 in English and mathematics or standard equivalent; been subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check and/or any other appropriate background check; To strengthen applications it is recommended that you have obtained, or have set up to obtain, recent and relevant experience within state secondary school settings in England.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more