University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Biology

This course prepares student's for life as a science teacher, with a specialism in biology. The course develops skills and abilities in understanding the complexities which surround the teaching and learning of science; the subject knowledge and the pedagogy. It aims to develop reflective teachers who consider carefully the choices in how to teach biology and make informed decisions about how to work best with students. Following satisfactory completion of this course, plus a successful induction year in school and references, students can return to complete an MA in Teaching Studies (data collection and a 15,000 word dissertation).

Entry requirements

All applicants to the Secondary PGDipEd (QTS) Science: Biology course must hold a degree or equivalent qualification. Degree content must be at least 50 per cent biology relevant to the National Curriculum. Applicants should have 2 science A levels and a good pass in GCSE science or the equivalent. All candidates also have a GCSE in Maths and English (grade C or above) or an equivalent qualification; alternatively applicants are advised to take an Equivalency Test. Applicants must also complete an enhanced DBS/police check;
complete a Declaration of Suitability to Teach; and adhere to a Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practise.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGDipEd Full-time GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PGDipEd Full-time GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PGDipEd Full-time GBP 14,140 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PGDipEd Full-time GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PGDipEd Full-time GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PGDipEd Full-time GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

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