Durham University

Durham University

Secondary Education (Geography)

This programme is the 1st phase of a career-long process of personal and professional development, which will equip you to become a secondary school teacher; the PGCE Secondary course is a course in Initial Teacher Training which is accredited by the DfE, the successful completion of which will accord you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS); our course has recently been inspected by Ofsted which resulted in an �outstanding� grading for all aspects of our provision; for students wishing to continue on for a Master's degree in Education, the PGCE constitutes the 1st year of the part-time MA Education programme.

Entry requirements

Good secondary degree with Honours; demonstrate the relevance of the degree in terms of the national curriculum; for Secondary subjects it is expected that a minimum of 50 percent of the degree will be in your chosen subject area; applicants must also hold GCSE grade C or above in English and Mathematics before the start of the training programme.

Course modules

The course is organised as 3 modules: professional issues in school based education; teaching and learning in the curriculum; self directed study; these Masters modules provide an opportunity to explore, in a more theoretical way, the issues to do with teaching and learning through lectures and mixed subject and phase seminar groups taught as a conference week usually after Christmas; in addition to covering Teacher standards these modules will enable assessment work to be carried out for the award of PGCE.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Mixed mode - 3 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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School of Education
Telephone number: 
0191 334 8406