Durham University

Durham University

Secondary Education (Physics with Mathematics)

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 Fee Course duration
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
MA Mixed mode - 3 years

Campus details

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

Key information

School of Education
Telephone number: 
0191 334 8406