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PGCE Secondary Education

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Join a Secondary PGCE programme at the University of Southampton to equip yourself with the very latest education research and practice. Education at the University of Southampton is ranked 4th in the UK (The Complete University Guide, 2022); In partnership with over 200 local schools and colleges Versatile programme structure to support your route into teaching; Opportunities to study abroad; Each programme will provide you with extensive, supervised school or college experience during your study. You’ll engage with research-led approaches to enhance the quality of teaching you can offer your students and begin your career with confidence. You’ll spend two-thirds of your PGCE in two school placements, starting in October, under the guidance of curriculum mentors who are all experienced classroom teachers. One-third of your time will be spent in university, under the guidance of curriculum tutors, who all have extensive school teaching experience. We will support you with contrasting placement experiences from our well-established partnership schools and colleges. Secondary education PGCE courses are available in most subject areas, including: PGCE Art and Design; PGCE Englis; PGCE Geography; PGCE History; PGCE Mathematics; PGCE Modern Languages; PGCE Physical Education; PGCE Sciences. You’ll join a close-knit and diverse learning community, we offer an exceptional academic experience, with small-group teaching that allows you to explore topics in depth and plenty of support to ensure you achieve your potential. Talk to us for support through the consideration and application process.


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Entry requirements

Students will need a 2:2 undergraduate degree, some subject knowledge, GCSEs (minimum grade 4/C) in English language and maths.

University information

With over 100 years of heritage at its Highfield Campus alone, the University of Southampton prides itself on its history and tradition, commitment to prestige, and student success. The university is one of the original institutions that founded the UK’s Russell Group of prestigious, research-focused universities. Southampton is now ranked among the top 15 universities in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2022, and has been awarded the...more

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