Taught course

PGCE Secondary: Media Studies with English

Goldsmiths, University of London · Educational Studies

Entry requirements

Please see our PGCE entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers you a balance of theory and practice, giving you the opportunity to more fully explore and understand the key concepts of Media Studies at secondary school and at post-16 level.

This programme offers you a route into teaching a subject that is dynamic and constantly changing. Our experts will teach you, through a diverse and integrated course, everything you need to know about the place of Media Studies within the school curriculum.

You’ll learn through a number of Subject Studies and School Experience modules in the areas of Media Studies (75%) and English teaching at Key Stage 3 (25%). You’ll learn hand-on media skills through a programme of practical media training sessions.

Elements of teaching and assessments will be shared with the highly regarded English and Media Centre.

You’ll gain an understanding of the place of Media Studies within the school curriculum, while exploring the key concepts involved in media studies including:

  • Media languages
  • Media audiences
  • Media institutions
  • Media representation

You’ll also develop your practical skills, gaining expertise in teaching pre-production, production and post-production.

With a focus on Key Stage 3, you’ll explore the teaching, learning and assessment of English.

To underpin your Media and English studies, you’ll gain an understanding of pedagogy including:

  • assessment and marking
  • public examinations
  • classroom organisation and management
  • inclusion
  • planning a rigorous and creative curriculum to meet the requirements of school and examination specifications
  • using social media in the classroom

Fees and funding

UK students
Home/EU - full-time: £9250
International students
International - full-time: £16700

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7078 5300