Taught course

School Direct (Tuition Fee): Citizenship

UCL - University College London · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject is required. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Teacher Training. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCE Citizenship (School Direct) offers students the opportunity to be involved at the leading edge of citizenship education and to become one of the first generation of trained citizenship teachers.

The UCL Institute of Education's partnership with over 200 secondary schools and colleges in Greater London and beyond enables each of our students to become a skilled and confident teacher in their chosen subject specialism.

Tutors on the School Direct (Tuition Fee) PGCE are skilled classroom practitioners with extensive experience in secondary schools and colleges, in school leadership, inspection, educational research and consultancy.

The PGCE will develop a student's curriculum knowledge and explore a wide range of topics related to teaching and learning. We focus specifically on areas relevant to citizenship education, such as teaching controversial issues and increasing pupil participation.

Full-time: 1 year;

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


The School Direct (Tuition Fee) PGCE full-time route is delivered via keynote lectures, subject lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and directed study days at the Institute of Education as well as time spent in placement schools or colleges. Assessment is by practical teaching, assignments, portfolio tasks and, for some subjects, practical projects. Students will also record their progress in a Career Entry and Development Profile statement. This will form part of a portfolio that links into the induction year (the first year of teaching) and a student's continuing professional development.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214