Taught course

PGCE Secondary Education with Psychology

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 Psychology is a direct route to a career of which you can be proud. Psychology helps you understand yourself and other people; this course develops a range of teaching styles appropriate to the delivery of Psychology within the GCSE/A Level specifications. Psychology PGCE course addresses the main areas of psychology; developmental, cognitive, biological, social and individual differences, it is a truly contemporary subject which is relevant to all our pupils’ lives. This course aims to produce dynamic, confident, and innovative teachers who are committed to developing students’ curiosity about human behaviour.

We aim to train you as a Psychology teacher at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 with enhancement, the main focus of your training will be through your specialist subject. Furthermore, our PGCE Psychology trainees take up ‘enhancements’ linked to other curriculum subjects e.g sciences, pastoral education or Special Education Needs and Diversity.

In essence, our task is to develop your professional competence, creativity and innovation so that you can be highly effective in the classroom and also to provide a substantial base from which you can develop throughout your future career.

Information for international students

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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