What will I learn?

About the course

Develop as a highly qualified, effective and confident teacher of geography, studying with a specialist to gain the knowledge and skills to use a variety of different approaches to teaching your specialist subject; and achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Intermediate qualifications available:

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Why choose this course?

  • Study on a course designed to enable you to join a challenging and rewarding profession - becoming an effective and inspiring teacher who draws on broad subject specific knowledge and secure understanding of teaching and learning theories - with the knowledge and skills to lead learning and initiate change in educational settings
  • Explore your understanding of teaching and learning secondary geography , as you apply your subject knowledge and expertise to planning teaching and managing the geography classroom; honing your skills of critical self-evaluation and improvement
  • Develop your creativity and team-working skills, preparing you to influence and lead in educational settings and enhancing your own sense of independence
  • Gain confidence in analysing the evidence of your own practical experience during placements in schools, informing your future actions as you evaluate the impact of applying theory to your teaching practice
  • Benefit from a qualification that gives you recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), enabling you to gain employment in a school, with opportunities for continuous development through further study at MA/MSc, MPhil, PhD and EdD levels.

How will I be assessed?

This PGCE requires you to pass all four units in order to be recommended for e webfolio is the medium through which you will manage the range of evidence accumulated during the course.

You will be supported to develop a structured system which enables you to: organise your work to meet the requirements of the course; share your work with your tutor; receive regular feedback intended to guide you to improve; adapt your work in response to the feedback; maintain effective cross-referencing to related documents; and access course information with ease.

The majority of your assessment work will be managed and presented by giving tutor access to your webfolio. Engagement with published research is a fundamental aspect of the course and you will be supported in developing skills of critical analysis of the literature.

Which department am I in?

Education Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21is £12,650 per year. There might be a slight increase in 2021/22 year entry.
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Bedford Campus

Polhill Avenue,

Bedford,

Bedfordshire,

MK41 9EA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have completed a four year degree from a regionally accredited institution with a CGPA of 2.5 or higher or a GMAT in excess of 580.

For international students

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Normally a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in the subject for which you are applying to teach or a degree of which at least 50% is in that subject. A levels in the subject and/or related subjects are desirable. A standard equivalent to a grade 4 (or GCSE A to C) in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics. To have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0 if your first language is not English and you do not have GCSE grade C in English. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check and all other safeguarding checks required at the time of application. Students need to have TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17.

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

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