University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Secondary Education (Religious Education)

This programme is a flexible postgraduate programme that enables prospective Religious Education (RE) teachers to study either full-time or part-time. Graduates with a 2.1 or higher are eligible for a government training bursary of up to �9,000.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a good Honours degree (2nd Class or higher) in religious studies, theology, philosophy or a related field with a strong element of religious or philosophical study. Applicants must also have GCSE grade C or higher in English language and mathematics as a pre-course requirement. Applicants are advised to access the Department for Education (DfE) website at for general information. This guidance sets out the DfE requirements for gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and identifies the minimum academic requirements that candidates must meet to be eligible for admission.To obtain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), students are also required to pass the DfE Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy. Passes in the Skills Tests are a pre-course condition of entry to the programme.Applications for full-time and part-time study should be made online via the UCAS Teacher Training website located at applicants to the programme are required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and complete a health declaration. The cost of the DBS check is covered by applicants. Recent and relevant experience in a secondary school is a key factor to success in selection for interview and for subsequent acceptance onto the programme. The selection process includes an interview and group and written tasks. Applicants with disabilities are invited to notify us of any special arrangements that they may require during the interview process.

Course modules

Modules include: Enhancing and applying subject knowledge; current issues related to subject specialism; subject practitioner development, professional studies 1 and 2; school experience 1; school experience 2.

Assessment methods

All modules are assessed either by assignment or by achievement of success against the Teachers� Standards during School Experience. Assignments are varied to capture students� differing strengths and include essays, presentations and portfolios. Feedback is given for all assignments in order that students can improve their academic writing as the programme progresses. School placements are assessed through graded observations measured against the Teachers� Standards. The observations include detailed feedback, usually made by the class teacher and a university link-tutor.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 11,300 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
PGCE Part-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees) 16 months
PGCE Part-time £ 11,300 per Whole course (overseas fees) 16 months
PGCE Part-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 16 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King Alfred Campus Winchester SO22 4NR South East

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