University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Secondary Music

This programme is designed to develop subject specialist knowledge alongside hands-on classroom experience. The course is designed to give students the confidence to become music teachers in a secondary school, teaching 11-16 age range pupils of all abilities. Although this course is designed to teach 11-16 pupils, there are opportunities to enhance the skills and knowledge required to teach pupils at 16-plus. Successful completion of this course confers Qualifies Teacher Status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree of 2.2 or above in a related subject which is at least 50 per cent content in music. GCSE grade C, or equivalent in mathematics and English. Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and medical check. Those with different or older qualifications should not be deterred from applying as those from different backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Trainees with appropriate industrial and/or commercial experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants must pass 2 professional skills tests, in literacy and numeracy, before they start their course.

Course modules

Modules include: The practice of teaching (induction); specialist subject development; the practice of teaching (application); the practice of teaching (consolidation); special educational needs and inclusion; curriculum development.

Assessment methods

There are no formal examinations but there may be some classroom knowledge activities. Students complete 2 written assignments at Master's level, 3 personal reports, and a personal subject audit. These cover both subject and professional development as a teacher. Students also produce evidence to support the completion of all the QTS standards.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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