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Secondary Education (QTS) - Science - Biology

University of Birmingham

Postgraduate Diploma
9 months
Duration
18450 GBP/full
9250 GBP/full
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Tuition fee
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About

The Secondary Education (QTS) - Science - Biology programme offered by the University of Birmingham prepares you for life as a science teacher, with a specialism in biology.

Overview

The Secondary Education (QTS) - Science - Biology programme offered by the University of Birmingham develops your skills and abilities in understanding the complexities which surround the teaching and learning of science; the subject knowledge and the pedagogy. We hope to develop you as a reflective teacher who considers carefully the choices in how to teach Science: Biology and makes informed decisions about how you work best with students.

Teaching practice will take several forms: school placements and also team teaching while at the University. You will also get involved in small scale research projects for your assignments so that you can evaluate the theory in practice and integrate this learning into your own teaching.

At the University of Birmingham we believe we should provide student teachers with the highest level of teacher training possible, and this is why we offer a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd) rather than a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Both qualifications lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) but the PGDipEd also offers the equivalent of 120 credits at Master’s level (out of 180), which makes it a highly rewarding course by combining both theory and practice.

Careers

Local schools have a high regard for Birmingham Science: Biology PGDipEd (QTS) students. The employability rate was 100% and all graduates obtained employment in a teaching role. Many of our former students hold promoted posts in our partnership schools.

Programme Structure

About The Course:

  • Teaching practice will take several forms: school placements and also team teaching while at the University. You will also get involved in small scale research projects for your assignments so that you can evaluate the theory in practice and integrate this learning into your own teaching.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants to the Secondary PGDipEd (QTS) Science: Biology course must hold a degree or equivalent qualification from a UK Higher Education Institution. 
  • Your degree content must be at least 50% biology relevant to the National Curriculum. You should also have 2 science A levels or the equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18450 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18450 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.

This course attracts tax-free bursaries of up to £26,000 in line with the government’s priorities to increase the number of Biology teachers.

Funding

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