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PGCE English with Drama and Media Studies Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)

PGCE English with Drama and Media Studies Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Drama Studies English Language Media Studies Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The post primary PGCE is a one year, full-time programme that prepares students for a career in teaching English, Drama and Media Studies. The aim of a PGCE is to prepare the student to become a competent teacher. This is achieved through a variety of teaching and learning methods which are summarised below: Lectures: Tutorials: group or individually designed to advise in the preparation for school experience, curriculum projects and/or school based investigations. Practicals: involving simulations, role-play, practical activities and school experience. Workshops: designed primarily to allow students to examine the relationship between theoretical perspectives introduced in lectures and their main subject specialism. The course prepares the student to teach their chosen subject in a post-primary school or college. Successful completion of this course qualifies the graduate to seek registration with the General Teaching Council of Northern Ireland.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module School Experience 1 is designed to provide an academically and practically challenging programme which will give students an opportunity to put into practice the professional knowledge, skills and values related to qualifying as a classroom teacher which they have acquired in Foundation for Learning and Teaching. The module will focus on laying a foundation of competence in the pedagogy of Learning and Teaching in a school situation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a. English and Mathematics (GCSE grade C or equivalent); b. an Honours normally in the specialist subject (Art and Design, English with Drama and Media Studies, Geography, History, Home Economics, Music Education, Physical Education, Technology and Design) in an appropriate NI curriculum subject. In the case of a combined Honours degree at least 50% shall be in the specialist subject. (N.B. The normal minimum offer standard is a 2:2 Honours). c. All applicants need to provide evidence of knowledge, interest and experience in working with young people of post-primary age.