Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Secondary Education (Biology with Science)

The programme is mainly school based in line with government requirements with 24 out of 36 weeks spent in partnership schools, where student teachers work with a subject specialist (the subject mentor) and a senior member of the school staff (the senior mentor).

Entry requirements

Degree must be clearly identifiable as being biology with at least a 2.2 classification; plus GCSE English language and mathematics grade C or above; relevant experience with children; interview which involves tests in literacy and numeracy and a comprehension task; entry is also subject to a satisfactory health check and satisfactory criminal records check.

Course modules

Modules include: professional development; curriculum studies in biology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on practical teaching and academic assignments; there is no formal end of programme examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cyncoed Campus Cardiff CF23 6XD Wales

Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
029 2041 6044