All applicants to the Secondary PGDipEd(QTS) History course must hold a degree from a UK Higher Education Institution or an equivalent qualification. This will normally be a minimum 2:2 classification and this will be a condition of any offer where the degree has not already been awarded. To apply for our course you normally need 50% of your degree to be history or a closely related subject. For example; Politics, International Relations, Archaeology, Economics, American and Canadian Studies and Art History are acceptable subjects.
Additionally, you must have a GCSE in Mathematics and English (Grade 4 or above) or an equivalent qualification which must be obtained before making the application.
Months of entry
The Postgraduate Diploma in Education (History) leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and offers offering 120 credits towards our MA Teaching Studies. Our specialist programme, which offers high quality training and support, will prepare you to teach in the 11-18 age range and is run in close partnership with schools
On the History Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Education course you will be challenged to develop informed and justified decisions about how you approach your teaching, in order to enable you to continue to develop over your career.
You will also benefit from our unique collaboration with the University of Birmingham School as well as a wide range of partner schools, including mixed comprehensive, single sex, religious and selective schools and sixth form colleges. The diverse communities we serve will enrich your experience on the PGDipEd History programme.
We are committed to the idea that teaching is more than simple craft knowledge; it is the synthesis of theories about learning and hands on experience in the classroom. Teachers equipped with this will be able to reflect on their experiences and develop as teachers throughout their careers. On successful completion of your PGDipEd, you may return to study with us on a part-time basis to complete your Masters in Teaching Studies.
The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long tradition of delivering teacher training courses. Its teaching has been graded as 'outstanding' three times by Ofsted inspectors which affirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training. The History Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Education course has been praised by both Ofsted and the external examiner for its innovative approach, our commitment to supporting student teachers as they develop and our close links with our placement schools.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time9 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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