University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Secondary Education (History)

The course equips trainees with the necessary skills and knowledge to teach history across the secondary age range; including some opportunities to know more about 16-19 teaching; candidates should note that the majority of schools in the Southampton partnership serve 11-6 cohorts and access to post-16 experience is limited to guest speakers; independent inquiries and observations in the main; the course is designed to create history teachers that have a clear and well-founded philosophy towards the subject and how to teach history; aiming for reflective and dynamic practitioners willing to use a variety of teaching strategies to inspire all the youngsters in their classes; they have a clear understanding of the problems pupils encounter in history; be prepared to find ways to overcome these difficulties and help pupils make progress; the course aims to develop students subject knowledge in history through a range of approaches; workshops; seminars; lectures and demonstrations; fieldwork and micro-teaching activities; independent and group research; together with the practical implications of the wide range of teaching resources currently available.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in history or a relevant subject awarded by a British university or by the CNAA or an equivalent qualification; mature students with relevant previous classroom experience but a lower degree class are considered; GCSE passes (grades A-C) or the equivalent in English language and mathematics; enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Record Bureau; medical assessment; interview.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 3,375 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

PGCE Secondary Office
Telephone number: 
023 8059 3473