University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Swansea)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Swansea)

Secondary Education (History)

The course programme aims to meet your basic needs e.g. information about the National Curriculum and the new Skills Agenda for Wales; how to develop an approach to teaching that is reflective and self-critical; how to build theory into practice; how to plan a lesson; how to teach a lesson; how to assess pupils' achievement; how to manage the behaviour of a class and, far from least, how to develop a professional approach towards colleagues, pupils and the work of the school in general.

Entry requirements

A degree in history or related subject such as politics and archaeology; applications are welcome also from graduates within joint or combined Honours; GCSEs or equivalent in English and mathematics at grade C or above; Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) enhanced disclosure.

Course modules

Curriculum studies; information communications technology (ICT) in subject teaching; professional studies.

Assessment methods

During the year the students' complete and submit coursework assignments in both their curriculum studies subject; during school placements teachers and tutors formally observe and assess a number of the students' lessons and at the end of each term the students receive a written report which summarises their progress towards meeting the required standard.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 7,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Mount Pleasant Campus Swansea SA1 6ED Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
01792 481094