Taught course

Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) - Science: Chemistry

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Education
Qualifications
PGDip

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Entry requirements

All applicants to the Secondary PGDipEd(QTS) Science: Chemistry course must hold a degree from a UK Higher Education Institution or equivalent qualification. We will expect at least of 50% of your degree to be chemistry relevant to the National Curriculum and you will require two science A levels (or equivalent).

A GCSE in Mathematics and English (Grade 4 or above*) or an equivalent qualification which must be attained before you make an application.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Science: Chemistry) leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and offers 120 credits towards our MA Teaching Studies. Our 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 Science (Chemistry) Postgraduate Diploma 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 benefit from our unique collaboration with 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 Chemistry course.

PGDipEd (QTS) Secondary Chemistry is also offered as a School Direct programme with Lordswood Girls’ School, St Paul’s Caritas Christi and Windsor Academy Trust.

On successful completion of your Chemistry PGDipEd, you may return to study with us on a part-time basis to complete your Masters in Teaching Studies.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for bursaries of up to £24,000 (depending on qualifications) in line with the government’s priority to attract more well qualified chemistry teachers or a scholarships of £26,000 in lieu of a bursary from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)121 414 4825