University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Secondary Education (Religious Education)

This course leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS); the programme includes a consideration of the nature of religion as well as the place of religion in school life; students explore the educational justification for teaching religious education (RE) in schools and give specific guidance about how to teach the subject; student teachers are introduced to the key aims of RE and alternative pedagogical approaches to the subject, complementing the general study of learning and teaching addressed in the professional studies programme; students explore the requirements of the RE curriculum set out in several locally agreed syllabuses and assessment in RE, including the subject�s 2 attainment targets.The main emphasis of the programme is to equip student teachers to mediate religious knowledge and understanding appropriately to pupils in secondary schools; there are extensive opportunities to learn this from experience of practice, with student teachers working alongside and learning from experienced teachers.

Entry requirements

At least GCSE/ O-level at grade C or an equivalent qualification in English and mathematics; a degree or an equivalent qualification in a subject relevant to the proposed main teaching subject.

Course modules

Modules include: curriculum studies (main subject specialism); education and professional studies; school experience.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 3,370 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 12,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

PGCE Office, Graduate School of Education