University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

Biology (Secondary Education Science)

This course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is an essential qualification for teaching in state-maintained schools. It will open up opportunities to share an interest in biology with young people and inspire them to fulfil their potential. The course has 2 strands. The 1st strand is based at the University and provides a solid grounding in theory and practical issues. The 2nd strand is based in partner schools where you will undertake practical teaching experience.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from holders of an Honours degree (at least a 2.2) in biology. We will also consider other equivalent qualifications. Applicants should have at least grade C in GCSE mathematics and English (or equivalent).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written work, evidence profiles and assessment of your teaching practice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PGCE Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sunderland SR1 3SD North East

Key information

Faculty of Education and Society Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
0191 515 3845