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10 months

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Qualification type

PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

Subject areas

Chemistry (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This is a Masters-level qualification in teacher education. If you are an aspiring teacher, this programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills and values you need to become the committed professional necessary for today’s schools.

The programme consists of 18 weeks of study in the University and 18 weeks of school experience in our partner schools

As well as offering courses in educational and curricular issues, the programme also highlights the importance of practitioner enquiry. This systematic reflection on teaching in the classroom gives the programme its distinctive Masters character.

GTC Qualification

You will have the General Teaching Council (GTC) for Scotland qualification to pursue teaching roles in schools. Many of our graduates are teaching not only in Scotland’s primary and secondary schools, but throughout the UK and further abroad.

Professional Practice with PGDE, MEd

On successful completion of your PGDE you will have the opportunity to transfer your 90 Masters-level credits from your PGDE into this programme.


This course aims to enable students: to understand theoretical approaches to learning and teaching systematically; to contextualise theoretical approaches appropriately in classrooms by processes of selection, modification and experimentation; to understand and interpret the role of learning and teaching in a variety of local and global contexts; to collaborate with school colleagues and other professionals, agencies and others to promote learning; to develop professional identity in the context of professional ethical codes, values and commitments; and to understand learning as a life-long process for themselves and their pupils.
School placements.

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 a degree with 80 SCQF credit points, 40 of these SCQF credit points must be at Year 2 Level. The 80 credit points should cover a range of courses from organic, physical and inorganic chemistry.

Department profile

In the School of Education, our goal is to enhance the educational experience and attainment of those living in Scotland, the wider United Kingdom and worldwide. We believe our postgraduate taught programmes are transformative and are underpinned by our core values of equity, diversity and social justice. Our world leading education and leadership programmes are preparing teachers and educators with the pedagogic knowledge and skills needed...more

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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