Taught course

Secondary Education

University of Southampton · Southampton Education School

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Entry requirements

A UK bachelors degree with GCSEs (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics at grades A*-C/9-4, passed Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy, a clear (or approved) enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a satisfactory health check.

Months of entry


Course content


Our PGCE Secondary programmes are designed and taught jointly by the Southampton Education School (SEdS) in partnership with over 125 schools across the region in seven different subject areas.

• 100% of Education graduates are employed or in further study six months after graduation* (DLHE survey, 2016/17)

• Students are offered opportunities to experience education in other cultures

• In partnership with a total of over 125 local schools and colleges

Become a reflective, research-led teacher who is able to critically analyse their own practice through training – and onto their teaching career.

Our students undertake a combination of work-based in the University and in an age-appropriate educational setting. Achievement of the Teachers' Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is an essential part of the practical.

The programme aims to enable you to.

• Recognise the complex interrelationship between educational theory, policy and practice

• Apply educational analysis to issues of your own professional practice

• Focus on health, especially that of your own and the pupils you will teach

• Understand conceptual and analytic methods used in educational research, and to provide opportunities for the development and application of these tools;

• Develop critical, evaluative and reflective thinking in the context of your own professional practice

• Develop a range of skills and abilities that will contribute to your effectiveness as a professional educator

• Support yourself as an independent learner by planning your studies and subsequent career development

Learn in a research-based environment that is well-supported by a strong partnership of schools and mentors. Study the theory and practice of education from the perspective of learners, teachers, administrators and policymakers.

Fees and funding

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
023 8059 3473