menu icon
Religious Studies (Secondary Education) PGCE

Religious Studies (Secondary Education) PGCE

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Religious Studies Teaching

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 11–16 age range which enables you to teach in schools in England and Wales. The course also offers enrichment opportunities to teach the 16–18 age phases. Studying with us, you will have access to excellent resources and gain practical experience in two of around 250 schools with whom we have partnerships. You will be mentored by a successful teaching team with an outstanding national reputation and comprehensive research profile that informs course content. Religious education continues to occupy a lively, distinctive and often controversial place in education and we engage in this debate as part of the healthy growth of the subject. You will be required to work out your own answers and approaches to the exciting challenges in religious education in professional, reflective and practical ways as you take on the role of a religious education teacher. Graduates of the course are equipped with the skills and knowledge to become confident and competent secondary-school teachers. As well as gaining a PGCE, you will be assessed against the national Teachers’ Standards in order to be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status. Most students gain employment in schools across the UK very soon after they have completed the course and achieved the teaching qualifications. If you demonstrate a high level of understanding you may be eligible for masters-level credits.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Professional development is intrinsically linked to all key strands of the programme and is designed to enable you to evaluate critically and reflect upon your learning in order to make improvements. You will be expected to gather and justify evidence of your achievements on a regular basis and develop and implement improvement plans. Students use an e-portfolio to record their achievements, and this is reviewed throughout the course. An action plan is used to support professional development during placements and makes up a significant part of the improvement planning process.

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)

£14,460

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in the subject specialism or a subject that is directly relevant. Applicants are required to attend an interview in person either at the Falmer campus or in one of our partner schools. Students need to have GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4) in English language and maths.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university offer over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments. The University was awarded silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. The...more