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Degree Classification – 2.2 or above
Degree Subject – Biology or related subject
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Months of entry
Our one-year, full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary Science- Biology programme will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to teach science to pupils aged 11 to 16- with Sixth Form enhancement. This gives you the opportunity to develop post-16 teaching skills if this is something you are interested in.
Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you will graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits. QTS will qualify you to teach children up to 18 years old.
Our PGCE Master’s programme closely interweaves school (minimum 120 days) and university-based training to provide a solid foundation for the rest of your career. As well as providing a structured introduction to the core body of knowledge, skills and behaviours that define great teaching, our course will provide you with the opportunity to research and evaluate the latest thinking in good teaching practice, helping you understand the optimum ways pupils learn.
By the end of the course, you will evolve your own style of teaching, not only to meet the differing needs of pupils but so that it matches your personality. You will be supported by your tutor in starting your career in a school that works for you.
You’ll be taught in our purpose-built laboratories that model secondary school science labs. You’ll learn how to use practical work and demonstrations to inspire your pupils. Science-specific workshops will focus on subject knowledge, practical skills and effective teaching strategies across all secondary Key Stages. You’ll join us on a biology fieldtrip to the North Norfolk coast to explore sand dune and saltmarsh ecology. We’ll take a boat trip to visit the seal and seabird colonies on Blakeney point and throughout the course we’ll explore a variety of outdoor activities.
Information for international students
For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.
Fees and funding
Find out more about UEA’s fees and funding options.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- +44 (0)1603 591515