Taught course


University of Southampton · Southampton Education School

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Entry requirements

Currently, you must have GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics.

This course is designed for those who hold, or expect to hold, a degree in one of the theoretical or applied sciences, such as biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental sciences, engineering, metallurgy, physics, etc.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you a scientist with a passion for finding out about the world around you and how it works? Do you want to inspire and enthuse the next generation of scientists and engineers? Then apply for our Science PGCE course: we will prepare you to teach biology, chemistry and physics to pupils aged 11-16, and your specialist science to post-16 students.

On the physics with mathematics course we will additionally prepare you to teach mathematics to pupils aged 11-14. Help to fire the curiosity of all learners about phenomena around them and to learn to question and discuss scientific issues that may affect their own lives. The PGCE will provide you with skills, strategies and understanding to guide your future learners with enthusiasm in your subject.

If you are passionate about science and wish to enthuse the next generation of young people about science, this course will fulfil your ambitions to become an excellent science teacher. The course is designed to combine your learning through practice, with an understanding of some of the theory underpinning effective teaching and learning. We aim for reflective and dynamic practitioners who are committed to promoting the learning of all pupils in their classes and to helping every youngster make progress in science.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

023 8059 2413