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A 2:2 or equivalent in History or a related subject. We also accept combined honours degrees where history or a related subject makes up at least 50% of the award.
Months of entry
This course will prepare you to be a successful teacher of secondary school history.
Introduce your students to major events and developments of the past. Help them to become critical thinkers, developing their understanding of our society and the people within it.
Work with a nationally renowned partnership of specialists to become an effective history teacher. Learn how to inspire your students about the past, instil a lifelong love of learning, and give them the skills to debate big concepts and world-changing events.
Choosing your path
You can choose to study this course as a University of York PGCE trainee or through our School Direct partnerships. The following routes are open to you:
- University of York core PGCE
- All Saints, York (Diocese of Middlesbrough Teaching School Alliance)
- Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance
- Teach North
- Yorkshire Teaching School Alliance
School Direct trainees work with University of York PGCE trainees at the University for most Curriculum Area History sessions. Whole School Issues sessions are usually delivered in your partner schools.
Each route has a different course code and institution code. Please see our information on applying for details.
On successfully completing this course you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is awarded by the Department for Education (DfE).
Information for international students
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component.
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- PGCE Admissions Team
- +44 (0)1904 323576