University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth


This course trains students to teach Geography to GCSE level. Geography is a dynamic and relevant subject for all children to study and this course aims to equip students with the knowledge and professional competence to succeed as a teacher in this subject.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, with approximately 50 per cent geographical content. A minimum of 2.1 is desirable although applicants with other qualifications or valuable experience will also be considered. GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade C or above, or equivalent. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance. All applicants must pass the National College for Teaching and Leadership's professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course. Applicants whose 1st language is not English, and who do not have GCSE English language at grade C or above,�require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component less than 6.0.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE (professional) Full-time - 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 9284 8299