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What will I learn?

Course summary

  • Learn history-specific pedagogy and skills through university sessions and practical teaching work.
  • Develop generic teaching skills such as behaviour management, use of data and supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Spend at least 120 days undertaking school-based experience in two different school settings.

Become a qualified teacher for secondary school and post-16 colleges, specialising in history. Benefit from a flexible framework, supporting your academic and professional development through a range of school-based training and university-based sessions in order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You are introduced to history-specific skills through university sessions and school-based work. You are expected to consolidate your development, both in university and in schools, by researching appropriate material and accessing wider resources.

You learn through

  • seminars
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • group work
  • directed tasks
  • school-based experiences
  • independent study
  • discussions
  • group work
  • practical work
  • written assessments

Future careers

Upon graduation most students go directly into employment as qualified teachers. However a number of key transferable skills are developed throughout the course, allowing for alternative progression or career routes, such as

  • research via masters-level study and PhD
  • local authority/voluntary sector work or research
  • non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts
  • enrichment work with young people
  • more general graduate careers including retail management and the civil service.

Which department am I in?

Sheffield Hallam University

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,895.00 (US$ 16,140) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected August 2023

Venue

City Campus

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate taught programmes: a first degree or professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; an HND or higher education diploma with substantial work experience in an appropriate field; successful completion of a recognised pre-Masters course. The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate research programmes (MPhil/PhD): Masters Degree from a recognised university. IELTS for UKVI 6.0; Listening: minimum level 5.5; Speaking: minimum level 5.5; Reading: minimum level 5.5; Writing: minimum level 5.5.

For international students

An honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent, which includes substantial elements of history. Normally GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics, or equivalent. Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only, we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs. If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent.

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

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About Sheffield Hallam University

At Sheffield Hallam, be taught by people who are experts in their subject and passionate about sharing their knowledge and industry experience.

  • Based in Sheffield - a true student city
  • Work placements for students through a vast network
  • A low cost of living
  • Modern, upgraded facilities across two campuses

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