Taught course

PGCE Secondary Education with Media Studies

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Education

Entry requirements

English and Maths, GCSE grade C or equivalent and at least a 2:1 degree is required but a 2:2 may be considered. Recent secondary school classroom observation experience. Candidates must take part in individual and group interviews with representatives from schools as well as University tutors

Months of entry


Course content

Our specialist PGCE in Secondary Education with Media Studies is a direct route to a career of which you can be proud. Media Studies stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about our world, this course develops a range of teaching styles appropriate to the delivery of Media Studies within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications. Media Studies is a truly contemporary subject which is relevant to all our pupils’ lives. Media impacts on our lives through different areas of influence political, cultural and economic, this course aims to produce dynamic, confident, and innovative teachers who are committed to developing life skills of analysing communicating findings and being imaginative and creative accessible for all.

The aim of the course is to prepare trainee teachers for a first appointment as a teacher of Media studies in a secondary school and assess current developments in the subject and their possible effect on teaching in schools. To develop as a teacher, you will be learning about how pupils can engage positively with the media and how they can be helped to a better understanding of themselves and the world through the media. Furthermore, our PGCE Media Studies trainees take up ‘enhancements’ linked to other curriculum subjects e.g english, primary phase or Special Education Needs and Diversity.

We acknowledge that the trainees themselves are the most valuable resource on the course and we will be giving you the opportunity you to share your specialisms with the other trainees, and you will develop essential components of creativity and imagination such as determination, hard work, observing, thinking, experimenting, investigating, making, evaluation.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Kate Brimacombe
01752 636700 ext 5714