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What will I learn?

On our Education Secondary course, you will combine your specialist subject with a degree in secondary education, which offers the ideal preparation for further study (PGCE Secondary). - Providing a strong foundation for a career in Secondary teaching this course allows you to combine a degree in Education with the subject you are passionate about.- Gain practical school-based experience from a Secondary school placement each year.- Tutors with a wealth of research and practice-informed expertise.- Benefit from our established partnerships with hundreds of schools across the South West- Employability focused; on successful completion of the degree you will be offered a guaranteed interview for a place on our PGCE Secondary course.This combined degree in Education Secondary offers the best possible start to your chosen career, by providing the foundations you need to embark on a career in secondary school teaching. It is designed to enable you to gain real experience of secondary schools before you embark on your PGCE. You'll study Education in the broader contexts of professional practice, policy, teaching and learning - alongside a 50% focus on your chosen subject specialism. To give you the edge, this award also offers the practical experience of working in schools with young people, which is exactly what employers are seeking. The course offers a guaranteed interview for our PGCE Secondary course, and is flexible; we'll support you in achieving your aspirations as a professional educator, however they develop during the programme. When you join this community of learning, you will benefit from practice-informed expertise and recent research in the Centre for Policy, Pedagogy and Practice (PPP), Centre for Research in Scientific and Technological Learning and Education (CRiSTLE) and Centre for Research into Equity, Inclusion and Community (CREIC). Combined with History, which at Bath Spa is anything but typical. First, there’s our amazing location – you’ll be based at our idyllic Newton Park campus, which boasts grand Georgian buildings and a fortified manor house dating back to the fourteenth century. With our modern, purpose-built study spaces, and Bristol just on the doorstep, you’re perfectly situated to enjoy the best of old and new. Plus, there’s a wealth of other sites to discover nearby, including Stonehenge and Avebury.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,300.00 (US$ 16,139) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

25 September 2023


Main Site

Newton Park,


Bath And North East Somerset,

BA2 9BN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

BCC-CCC preferred. If studying Psychology, course requires grade C or higher. If Psychology is not an option, then we require a C in another A level subject.

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


About Bath Spa University

96.1% of Bath Spa graduates find work or further study in six months after graduating (HESA 2016/17 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education).

  • World's 27th best fashion school (CEOWORLD Magazine)
  • UK's sixth biggest provider of teacher education
  • Offers innovative courses for emerging careers
  • Inspiring campuses which are steeped in history

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