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Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) – Religious Education

Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) – Religious Education

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Religious Studies Teaching

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Initial Teacher Education course in Religious Education received the top grade in all areas in the last Ofsted subject inspection. The course tries to develop a deep understanding of issues and complexities which surround the teaching and learning of religious education, religious studies and philosophy education. We wish to develop you as a thinking teacher who can be aware of a variety of effective ways to teach Religious Education and make informed decisions about how you work with students. The programme was recently cited as an example of good practice by the PSHE Association as it embeds whole school issues into its curriculum. The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long tradition of delivering teaching training courses. Its teaching has been graded as 'outstanding' for the third consecutive time by Ofsted inspectors which reaffirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training.

Teaching practice will take several forms: school placements and also team teaching while at the University. You will also get involved in small scale research projects for your assignments so that you can evaluate the theory in practice and integrate this learning into your own teaching.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

36 weeks

Start date

SEP-19

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)

£16,995

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

All applicants to the Secondary PGDipEd(QTS) Religious Education course must hold a degree from a UK Higher Education Institution. Normally this should be a minimum of 2:2 or equivalent qualification and this will be a condition of any offer where the degree has not already been awarded. Your degree should normally have 50% Religious Studies, Philosophy or Theology content. Graduate with Sociology, Ancient or Modern History, Classics or Politics who also have a good pass in A level Religious Education, Religious Studies, Philosophy or Critical Thinking are also invited to apply. All candidates need to have: GCSE in Maths and English (grade 4 or above) or an equivalent qualification which must be attained before making your application; pass Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy; complete relevant checks to ensure you have the health and physical capacity to teach; complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check; complete relevant checks to ensure you have the health and physical capacity to teach; agree to abide by the University of Birmingham Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practise.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more