Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Secondary Education (Music, 11-16)

This programme provides a range of academic, professional and vocational skills, values and understanding required to become a teacher of music. Students study teaching methods whilst developing their own subject abilities. A combination of academic study, group discussion and reflection, and practical, work-based learning in the classroom provides the knowledge and skills needed to become a teacher. Students will also receive support to study a 2nd language. Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for qualified teacher status (QTS).

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant area; GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or equivalent; satisfactory levels of information and communications technology competence and an appropriate range of practical skills related to applicants� specialist subject; a demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area, for example: time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience; candidates take professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, previously CRB) Enhanced Disclosure.

Course modules

Developing subject; planning for effective teaching and learning in music; research and practice in music education; reflective professional practice; professional practice 1 professional practice 2.

Assessment methods

Coursework and observed classroom experience.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01695 575171