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PGCE Education (Social Science)

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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Social Sciences Education Studies Sciences Teaching

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The PGCE in Social Science is a recognised teaching qualification aligned to the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland professional competences which affords graduates ‘Eligibility to Teach’ (referred to in some other jurisdictions as 'qualified teacher status', QTS). The course is aligned broadly with the Northern Ireland Curriculum, supporting graduates in teaching Social Science across the 11-18+ year age range. The programme aims to develop your competence and confidence in the teaching of Social Science and in the general professional role of the teacher.

Career Prospects

Introduction

This PGCE prepares students for teaching in secondary-level schools (age 11-18+). You will gain ‘Eligibility to Teach’ (referred to in some other jurisdictions as 'qualified teacher status', QTS).

Qualified teachers have found employment in secondary schools, progressing through either a subject specialist or pastoral route into middle and senior management. Others have gone on to successfully complete further postgraduate study.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes help our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,395

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

At least a 2:2 Honours degree (and/or higher degree) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University relevant to teaching either Politics or Sociology to A-level and Citizenship to Key Stages 3 and 4. Degrees in cognate areas may be considered if 50% or more of the modules studied are deemed currently relevant to teaching either Politics or Sociology to A-level and Citizenship to GCSE level.

Department profile

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast A Community of Scholars We are a busy, multidisciplinary community of learners, dedicated to using the wide range of subjects on the arts and humanities to make a difference in lives locally, nationally and internationally. We are home to some 7600 students and 700 academic and support staff who work in five Schools – Arts, English and Languages, History,...more

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