Middlesex University

Middlesex University

Secondary Education (Music)

The course consists of studies in contemporary music education which stress a creative, skills based approach to practical music making in the secondary schools. An in-depth series of practical workshops in music technology which focus on a wide range of musical styles including classical, jazz, pop and world music opportunities for prospective instrumental teachers to focus on their specialist area. The course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on completion of skills tests.

Entry requirements

Degree (2.2 or above) in a relevant subject. GCSE in mathematics and English grade C or above. It is also recommended that students undertake at least 2 weeks work experience within a secondary music classroom before applying.

Course modules

School experience 1; school experience 2; specialism subject education (2 modules, includes professional studies); school experience totalling 120 days.

Assessment methods

Subject studies are assessed by a portfolio of coursework and a school-based special study (a teaching resource). Progressive developments of teaching skills are recorded using criteria referenced assessment proforma. Professional studies are assessed by a range of written tasks. Observation of the students, teaching and evaluative discussions with course tutors and school based mentors and teachers. Students undertake skills tests in orders to gain Qualified Teacher Status.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 3,375 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hendon Campus Barnet NW4 4BT South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 8411 5555