Middlesex University

Middlesex University

Secondary Education (Geography)

Geography is a subject that is accessible to all pupils because it is rooted in a study of the world around us and personal experience can often be a valid starting point in any geographical topic. Workshops focus on every aspect of Geography teaching to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to be a competent geography teacher in school today. This includes the development of personal resources, lesson plans and teaching strategies for the classroom. Subject mentors in partnership schools support trainees in turning planning into practice. 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 geography 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