PGCE Geography with Humanities (QTS)

Course Introduction

This course will develop your subject knowledge for teaching geography whilst also developing the skills and knowledge required to teach other humanities based subjects. It will explore the common pedagogies of humanities based subjects whilst providing opportunities for you to develop a strong subject specialism in geography so that you can become an outstanding teacher of geography. Geography is a subject which can fascinate and inspire children. It feeds their natural curiosity and supports them in developing a sense of space and place. As such, humanities teachers are in great demand and this course appeals to graduates who are passionate about geography but want to develop the skills and understanding to teach outside their specialism.

Through this PGCE, you will gain the understanding and skills necessary to operate as a critically reflective Geography with humanities teacher in a secondary school setting. You will also develop the awareness and ability to transfer these skills and teach in subject areas across the humanities spectrum (such as history, government and politics, citizenship or religious education). The course gives you a strong understanding of how and why to teach geography in secondary schools whilst also enabling you to appreciate the unique aspects of other subject specialisms in order to develop your confidence in teaching across the suite of humanities subjects. Middlesex University also has dedicated subject tutors who have established strong relations with external specialists and partnership schools who will deliver contemporary and subject specific training sessions. Graduates will look to move into a position as a Newly Qualified Teacher in a secondary school setting.

Start Date

2020-SEP-28.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education £9,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education £9,250 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education £12,900 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above with at least 50% geography content supported by a strong A Level (or equivalent) in relevant subjects. We also accept the equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or any other appropriately accredited provider. Students need to have: GCSE grade C / grade 4 in English and maths or standard equivalent; passed the Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above with at least 50% geography content supported by a strong A Level (or equivalent) in relevant subjects. We also accept the equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or any other appropriately accredited provider. Students need to have: GCSE grade C / grade 4 in English and maths or standard equivalent; passed the Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests. Students should have IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).