University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Secondary Education (Biology)

The course enables students to become competent and effective teachers of their chosen subject within the 11-18 year age range; students spend 26 weeks in school; leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests; there is the opportunity within this Master�s level programme to obtain 60 credits towards a Master�s degree qualification, to be followed during the Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year with an opportunity to gain a further 60 credits.

Entry requirements

A degree related to area of science in which they wish to specialise; strong science A-level/GCSE background or equivalent in science mathematics and English at grade C or above at GCSE (N.B. an equivalence test is available from the university); a minimum of 2 days school experience in a secondary school; degree at 2.2 or above and involvement with young people e.g. coaching, youth club; recent connections with secondary education; an awareness of issues in science education; an early application is advised.

Course modules

Modules include: autumn term parent school placement; spring term twin school placement; summer term parent school placement; Training Agency skills tests; review of the learning process; investigating the learning experience.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE (professional) Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Francis Close Hall Cheltenham GL50 4AZ South West

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Course Administrator
Telephone number: 
01242 714768