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What will I learn?

This programme prepares you for a rewarding career as an effective and inspirational teacher of Geography. You will have opportunities to learn from current practitioners and external speakers who are at the forefront of geographical education. Working with experienced professionals you will explore how teaching and learning enables pupils to apply and understand the knowledge, skills and processes of Geography both inside and outside the classroom.

During your training you will focus on the various approaches and pedagogies for Geography, emphasising the practical application of theoretical work. A sequence of micro-teaching experiences will allow you to develop and share with peers, your understanding of learning and teaching strategies that support effective practice in the classroom.You will also explore signature pedagogies such as enquiry and field techniques. These sessions will help to deepen your understanding of the role and nature of Geography in the curriculum and your own personal philosophy for your subject. You will explore how Geography deepens student understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

The subject knowledge sessions in the programme focus on common misconceptions held by Secondary Geography students and emphasise active learning and investigative teaching. As well as broadening your own geographical knowledge, these sessions introduce you to strategies that allow you to make your subject knowledge as accessible and practical as possible to students.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,100.00 (16,59,053) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Liverpool John Moores University

Egerton Court (Headquarters),

2 Rodney Street,

Liverpool,

L1 2UA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a four-year bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA: 2.5/4.0 (equivalent to 2:2) or 3.0/4.0 (equivalent to 2:1). IELTS 6.0 Overall with 5.5 in each component.

For international students

You should usually have a minimum 2:2 honours degree (or recognised equivalent) in a Geography-related discipline, normally with significant content in your chosen subject area. GCSE English Language and Mathematics at minimum grade C/4 or equivalent. (Level 2 numeracy and literacy are not acceptable); to demonstrate an interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You could show this in a number of ways - time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience. RPL is not accepted on this programme. IELTS score 7.0 (Minimum 6.5 in each component). If you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend a selection event.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world, under 50 years of age & boasts UK top 50 status on 129 courses.

  • Investment of GBP 160 million into cutting-edge facilities
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  • Students from over 100 different countries