University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

This Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) is for graduates wishing to enter the teaching profession in Scotland at secondary level. The one-year programme is the Scottish route to qualified teacher status. Taught over 36 weeks, the secondary programme is an intensive programme of study, divided equally between University-based and school-based activities. The programme is designed to prepare you for the range of roles that teachers are expected to play: A competent, reflective classroom practitioner A collaborator who contributes to the wider informal curriculum of the school A subject specialist and a curriculum developer A teacher in society, whether building strong relationships with parents or contributing to national policy debates We currently offer our secondary programme in the following subjects: - Art and Design - Biology - Chemistry - Design and Technology - Drama - English - Geography - History - Mathematics - Modern Foreign Languages (Chinese, French, German) - Music - Physical Education - Physics

Entry requirements

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Scotland): Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Scotland) Full-time August 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Moray House School of Education EH8 8AQ Scotland

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