Taught course

Secondary Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

University of Bedfordshire · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree from a recognised higher education institution, and GCSE grade 4/C in English and mathematics. DBS check and medical check required. An interview is also required.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop as a highly qualified, effective and confident teacher of science, able to teach scientific concepts in a variety of inspiring ways. Build your knowledge and skills in teaching science in secondary schools through subject-specific sessions, lectures and seminars, working independently and collaboratively while you achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Key features

  • Apply theory to your teaching practice as you gain confidence in analysing the evidence of your own practical experience and using it to inform your future actions
  • Benefit from a qualification that gives you recommendation for QTS
  • Undertake two placements in different schools
  • Develop your creativity and team-working skills
  • Personalised development and support

Career opportunities

Our graduate teachers gain employment in local schools. You may also choose to build on the PGCE through further study at MA/MSc, MPhil, PhD and EdD levels.

Areas of study may include:

  • The curriculum specialist: Secondary Biology, Secondary Chemisty or Secondary Physical
  • The evidence-informed curriculum specialist
  • Two placements at different schools

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0300 3300 073