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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

Teaching In Secondary Schools Music Teaching / Training

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Summary

This course qualifies you to be a secondary teacher of music in England and Wales. Music is a universal language. By teaching this subject, you will be responsible for unlocking your pupils’ creativity, as well as developing their love of music and their ability to express themselves.

A quality music education will play an important role in young people’s learning, whether they go on to become talented, adept musicians or just gain a deeper understanding of different forms and styles of music. You can help your pupils develop not only enduring instrumental and composition skills, but passions and interests that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

There are three elements to secondary training at the University of East London: subject studies, general professional studies and school-based training. It differs from courses offered by other universities in that it is very much subject-based.

Your Future Career

The Secondary PGCE course at the University of East London was designed in 2001 in conjunction with the local authorities to address the secondary education teacher shortage in east London. The partnership works with input and support from the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Waltham Forest and Redbridge.

It means that our graduates are represented in virtually every secondary school in east London. Some are now deputy heads or in senior management roles in schools that are taking our current trainees for their placements. Across all subjects, from maths to modern languages, our teacher training graduates are acting as mentors to those following in their footsteps. The partnership means that you have a head start when it comes to securing a teaching post in east London at the end of your training.

You may also decide to undertake further study at the University of East London, either at the end of your course or after gaining teaching experience, perhaps specialising in Special Educational Needs or taking our MA Leadership in Education.

Modules

To use mechanisms to identify areas of development within the chosen subject.
Research informed practice - Core

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

For this course (per year)

13,320

Entry requirements

Students should have minimum 2.2 Honours degree or above in the subject area applicant plans to teach. All applicants MUST have GCSE English and Maths grade A*-C.

University information

At UEL, 94% of the university’s research is considered to be of international standard (REF 2014). Plus, £250k is awarded each year for postgraduate scholarships, providing a 50% discount on taught postgraduate tuition fees. The university is based across two campuses in the thriving area of East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park on its doorstep while Docklands campus has its own train station. Together, they offer over £450 million of...more