On the Secondary Education (QTS) - Science - Chemistry programme from University of Birmingham, you will be challenged to develop informed and justified decisions about how you approach your teaching, in order to enable you to continue to develop over your career. You will benefit from our unique collaboration with University of Birmingham School as well as a wide range of partner schools, including mixed comprehensive, single sex, religious and selective schools and sixth form colleges. The diverse communities we serve will enrich your experience on the PGDipEd Chemistry course.
PGDipEd (QTS) Secondary Chemistry is also offered as a School Direct programme with Lordswood Girls’ School, St Paul’s Caritas Christi and Windsor Academy Trust .
On successful completion of your Chemistry PGDipEd, you may return to study with us on a part-time basis to complete your Masters in Teaching Studies.
You may be eligible for bursaries of up to £24,000 (depending on qualifications) in line with the government’s priority to attract more well qualified chemistry teachers or a scholarships of £26,000 in lieu of a bursary from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
There is currently high demand for secondary teachers in the region and beyond. Employment rates are consistently high and strong links with partnership schools mean that many students go into employment in the region.
- The Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) Science: Chemistry programme will include the study of subject-based teaching methods as well as the study of broader whole school issues.
- A variety of teaching styles and approaches to learning will be used in the presentation of the themes.
- These will include University-based lectures, small group seminars and workshops, school-based work with pupils and teachers, and work undertaken individually or with other groups of students.
- 9 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesChemistry Teaching Secondary Education View 226 other Masters in Chemistry in United Kingdom
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- All applicants to the Secondary PGDipEd(QTS) Science: Chemistry course must hold a degree from a UK Higher Education Institution or equivalent qualification. We will expect at least of 50% of your degree to be chemistry relevant to the National Curriculum and you will require two science A levels (or equivalent).
- A GCSE in Mathematics and English (Grade 4 or above*) or an equivalent qualification which must be attained before you make an application.
International20430 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20430 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.
National9250 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.
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