Taught course

PGCE Religious Education

King's College London · Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy

Entry requirements

Academic requirements:

  • either a degree in theology or religious studies; or
  • a joint degree in theology or religious studies and one other subject; or
  • a 2.2 or above in a subject where theology or religious studies constituted roughly 40 per cent of the content of your degree, particularly philosophy; or
  • a higher degree containing a range of theological or religious studies components such as a master's or a PhD.

In addition to:

  • GCSE grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification, in English Language and mathematics. Applicants without these English or mathematics qualifications at the time they apply may be considered, but they must obtain them, or pass an equivalent test approved by King's, before the course starts.

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCE Religious Education at King’s is set in the heart of London and trainees benefit from access to a wide variety of places of worship and museums, including the British Museum, the British Library and the National Gallery. King’s works in close partnership with schools across London in designing, delivering and assessing the course. You will have the opportunity to work with tutors who are actively engaged in research, and you will be encouraged yourself to engage critically with educational pedagogy, policy and practice.

Key benefits:

  • An Ofsted Outstanding rated course that is designed around a strong research and pastoral base to provide you with the skills you need to thrive as a teacher. In the last research assessment exercise, the department was rated second in the UK (REF, 2014).
  • A working partnership with a broad range of up to 150 schools in London and beyond, offering unique opportunities to learn how to teach a diverse mix of students.
  • At the conclusion of their PGCE course in July 2020 100% of our RE trainees had been employed as NQTs at schools in the UK and abroad.
  • Two assessed pieces of coursework give you 60 Master’s-level credits – a third of an MA – which puts you well on the way to a Master’s degree in your chosen profession.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer