Taught course

Secondary Biology PGCE

University of Brighton · School of Education

Entry requirements

  • Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in the subject specialism or a subject that is directly relevant.
  • GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4) at least in English language and maths.

Months of entry


Course content

Learn about this course at our postgraduate open evening on 7 February 2023. Find out more and book your place.

Our (Secondary) Biology PGCE leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status with enrichment opportunities to teach age 16–18.

We will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a confident and competent biology teacher.

Our teaching graduates' benefit from excellent employment rates that are consistently above the sector average. Plus, we’ll support you through your first few years as an early career teacher.

At Brighton you’ll train to teach with an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ provider and be educated by an expert team.

You’ll gain practical experiences in two carefully selected schools – we have over 600 placement partners offering a variety of opportunities in large, small, urban and rural settings.

At university you’ll learn in our specialist science lab and other facilities that replicate those used in schools.

We offer Subject Knowledge Enhancement  courses if your degree isn’t in this subject area, or you have relevant professional experience but need to learn how to apply that to teaching

You could be eligible for a £20,000 bursary if starting this course in 2023.

Brighton is one of the UKs largest teacher training universities and has been educating teachers and leaders for over 100 years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644