PGCE Geography

Course Introduction

The Geography PGCE programme will develop the professional skills students need to teach geography, as well as developing their knowledge of contemporary issues in geography education, and an understanding of how to support effective learning for all pupils in the 11?16 age range. Students follow a programme of study that introduces them to the philosophy of education, epistemology, curriculum theory, pedagogical methods including fieldwork, child and adolescent development, assessment, pedagogical content knowledge for the geography curriculum and contemporary education issues.

<b>Careers</b> Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas. Some are working as teachers and heads of department in schools and colleges, while others have jobs as headteachers and assistant heads. Graduates in this area can also be found working as mentors of Geography PGCE students.

<b>Employability</b> Graduates of the Secondary PGCE programme are highly employable and sought after by schools and colleges in London and beyond. Almost all graduates secure their first teaching post by the time they finish the PGCE programme. Graduates of the programme also have great career prospects, with many becoming Head of Department or a Head of Year within 2-5 years, often acting, in their schools, as mentors to new PGCE student teachers. Many of our graduates become senior teachers (such as Assistant Headteachers or Head of a Faculty) in 5-8 years of graduating, and some are now Headteachers. Others have developed their careers as subject specialist teachers and educators, both becoming lead teachers in the classroom and researching, writing and advising other teachers themselves. The Secondary PGCE Programme aims to provide a springboard into a rewarding career as a skilled teacher and future educational leader.

<b>Accreditation</b> tudents who successfully complete this programme will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

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 £18,790 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education £9,250 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: A minimum of a lower second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in Geography, or a Geography-related degree. Successful applicants with a degree closely-related to geography are frequently required to attend a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course in the summer preceding the start of the PGCE. These are usually 8-12 week courses designed to help non-geographers develop a better understanding of the discipline and subject knowledge of the curriculum. For students starting in September 2019 we are currently recommending the courses offered by University of Sussex, University of West of England or Manchester Met University.
  • International entry requirements: A minimum of a lower second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in Geography, or a Geography-related degree. Successful applicants with a degree closely-related to geography are frequently required to attend a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course in the summer preceding the start of the PGCE. These are usually 8-12 week courses designed to help non-geographers develop a better understanding of the discipline and subject knowledge of the curriculum. For students starting in September 2019 we are currently recommending the courses offered by University of Sussex, University of West of England or Manchester Met University.Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. Overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100