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PGDE Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Chemistry)

PGDE Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Chemistry)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

AUG

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

Subject areas

Chemistry (General) Sciences Teaching Education Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Think differently about teaching and stand in the classroom confident, experienced and equipped from day one.

Overview

If you want to make a career teaching Chemistry and science in secondary schools, this course is for you. Now is your opportunity to inspire young people with your enthusiasm and love of the subject.

This new course is designed to blend knowledge, research and the experiences of successful teachers. This approach will help you grow your motivation, confidence and creativity to help you succeed in the classroom.

We will also explore different teaching approaches and methodologies including interdisciplinary learning classroom research, and using technology for assessment and reflection. As a result, you will work not just with university tutors, but also the wider educational community and experts who will give you holistic advice and support on many issues affecting young people and school communities.

Assessments

You will be assessed in a variety of ways across four academic modules, from critical reflection to literature reviews.

On placement, you will also complete formal classroom observations, which will assess your placement time as a whole.

You will also complete classroom-based research that will contribute to a formal report, and attend a practitioner conference where your projects will be presented.

Modules

These modules are related to knowledge of the curriculum and school placements. You will explore effective methodologies, curriculum design, and keep up-to-date with current initiatives from the Scottish Government’s “A Curriculum for Excellence” and “The Attainment Challenge” policies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,325

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are a degree from a UK Higher Education Institution, or degree of an equivalent standard from an institution outside the UK. The degree should be in the subject to be taught and contain at least two graduating courses (80 credits) in the relevant subject. A minimum of 40 credits should be from Year 2 of study. Ordinary Degrees are also acceptable. We also require SQA Higher English at Grade C or equivalent as well as SQA National 5 Mathematics or SQA National 5 Applications of Mathematics at grade C or equivalent.