Taught course

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Physics)

Institution
Edinburgh Napier University · School of Applied Sciences
Qualifications
PGDE

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Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are a degree from a UK Higher Education Institution, or degree of an equivalent standard from an institution outside the UK. The degree should be in the subject to be taught and contain at least two graduating courses (80 credits) in the relevant subject. A minimum of 40 credits should be from Year 2 of study.

Ordinary Degrees are also acceptable.

We also require SQA Higher English at Grade C or equivalent as well as SQA National 5 Mathematics or SQA National 5 Applications of Mathematics at grade C or equivalent.

SUBJECT-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE

Physics

To be qualified for PGDE Physics, candidates must have a degree which contains at least 80 credits in Physics. A range of the following subjects are acceptable: Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics, Optics, Mechanics, Dynamics, Nuclear and Atomic Physics.

The following degrees are usually acceptable: Physics, Astrophysics, Geophysics, Space Physics, Chemical Physics, Physics with Management.

General science degrees are usually NOT acceptable unless there are specific Physics modules in Year 2 and above totalling 80 credits or more.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Think differently about teaching and stand in the classroom confident, experienced and equipped from day one.

If you want to make a career teaching Physics in secondary schools, this course is for you. Now is your opportunity to inspire young people with your enthusiasm and love of the subject.

This new course is designed to blend knowledge, research and the experiences of successful teachers. This approach will help you grow your motivation, confidence and creativity to help you succeed in the classroom.

We will also explore different teaching approaches and methodologies including interdisciplinary learning classroom research, and using technology for assessment and reflection. As a result, you will work not just with university tutors, but also the wider educational community and experts who will give you holistic advice and support on many issues affecting young people and school communities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
studentrecruitment@napier.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)333 900 6040