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PGCE Secondary: Music Specialism

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Music Studies Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The key aim of this programme is to enable students to become confident, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic teachers of Music. The programme provides opportunities for students to explore the theory and practice of Music education through a range of lectures, workshops, and tutorials, and to develop their expertise in the classroom through two school placements.

The course will provide students with an awareness of the theoretical foundations of the subject, of strategies for teaching and learning in Music and of current issues surrounding Music education. Workshops will enable students to explore a range of practical processes and approaches. Regular tutorials enable students to receive individual support from tutors. Tutors on the programme are experienced teachers of Music.

During school placements, students benefit from working alongside experienced teachers of Music. Students have opportunities to observe excellent teaching before experimenting with approaches to teaching and learning across the secondary age range, during which time they are supervised and supported by teachers and tutors.


This module will enable student teachers to consolidate their knowledge of the curriculum in their subject specialism. It will enhance their ability to use research to plan differentiated lessons and to assess pupil progress (as set out in the Department for Education's Teachers' Standards). The module should be read in conjunction with the Teaching Experience module to allow student teachers to secure their pedagogical skills.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a degree that includes a substantial element of Music. At interview candidates will be expected to provide and talk through their creative work and to discuss their reflections on teaching and learning in Music that they have experienced recently in schools.

University information

Located in South-West London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The university has a long history dating back over 180 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more