University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Secondary Education (History)

The teaching of History in schools has aroused more controversy than any other National Curriculum subject; the advent of technology such as the personal computer and the internet has also created many interesting opportunities and problems for History teachers; these issues are explored in relation to both theory and practice, in an attempt to bring the 2 together in such a way as to provide a sound foundation for the student's development towards becoming an accomplished and effective classroom teacher; emphasis on practical teaching provides students with a broad range of teaching experience in different schools; successful completion leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests and 60 credits at Master's level; course includes an extensive 24 weeks of placement in 2 schools; at university sessions students discuss experiences with others on the course and learn more about the theory and practice of teaching.

Entry requirements

Appropriate 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent; GCSE grade C or equivalent in English language, mathematics; A-levels relevant to the National Curriculum are preferred; applicants should gain recent experience, in school, with children of the age range that they wish to teach.

Sponsorship information

The Teaching Agency (TA) are offering a bursary to students who have received a certain level of achievement at undergraduate degree level; 1st Class: �9,000; 2.1: �5,000; UK students should also be eligible to receive a maintenance grant; prospective students are advised to contact the TA and Student Finance England to ascertain the financial support available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

Key information

PGCE Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
01603 592855