University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Religious Studies (Secondary Education)

This course is offered on a non-modular basis; this course prepares graduates to teach in secondary schools; students are assessed against the national standards in order to be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS); the opportunity to undertake Master's-level study within the course facilitates progression to an Master of Arts education award after completion of the PGCE; this specialism extends knowledge and skills in the teaching of the principal religious faiths and of ethics; the course comprises 4 strands: subject study and subject education; education studies; placements; and professional development; students consider pedagogical issues within curriculum development, and the learning and teaching strategies pertinent to the specialist subject, regularly reflecting upon, analysing, recording and evaluating their own learning experience; students have the opportunity to develop a creative and constructively critical approach towards innovation within their specialism, and the capacity to improve practice; there are 2 placements in 2 different schools/colleges with the opportunity to visit further schools and colleges as part of the peer observation programme.

Entry requirements

Degree at 2.1 or equivalent; GCSE English language and mathematics, minimum grade C or equivalent; in-house tests available for candidates without qualifications in mathematics and English; IELTS (English proficiency): 6.5 overall and 6 in writing; interview; satisfactory health check; Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) enhanced disclosure check.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years
PGCE Part-time - 16 months
PGCE (professional) Full-time - 1 years
PGCE (professional) Part-time - 16 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Falmer Campus Brighton BN1 9PH South East

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