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Secondary Science (Chemistry) PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Sciences Teaching Chemistry (General) Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

In this course, you will prepare for a rewarding career in Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 chemistry teaching, a priority subject with superb job prospects and bursaries available. Benefit from a supportive, collaborative environment that produces exceptional teachers. Attain a masters-level PGCE or a PCE alongside Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Prepare for work on a course with a 90% employment record and bursaries available. This course ensures that you're fully prepared for a career in teaching secondary chemistry. We help you to grow academically and professionally, gaining advanced qualifications alongside practical training. You'll graduate as an experienced and employable chemistry teacher, ready to inspire and impart your enthusiasm. This course provides an advanced academic qualification alongside the real-world experience that is so vital for teaching. This course prepares you for a career in: teaching Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 chemistry; academic careers as researcher via Masters level study and PhD; local authority/voluntary sector work or research; non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts; enrichment work with young people; more general graduate careers including, for example, retail management and the civil service.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



School Based Training 1
School Based Training 2
Developing and Reflecting on Professional Practice
Developing and Reflecting on Professional Practice in Secondary Chemistry

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have GCSE mathematics, science and English language at grade C or above, or equivalent. Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only, we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English. They must also: hold an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent which includes substantial elements of chemistry; successfully complete QTS skills tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership; complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. Students are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in science-related or other educational activities.

University information

There are more than 30,000 students currently at Sheffield Hallam, with more than 7,000 of those studying at postgraduate level. Sheffield Hallam University focuses heavily on industry experience and applied learning. You will study in the heart of Sheffield City centre, on one of the many postgraduate taught and research courses. They are shaped to help prepare you for highly skilled employment, creative problem-solving and dealing with...more

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