The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. University-based study focuses on:
Our course is carried out in partnership with schools in which you will spend 18 weeks on placement.
The programme is attuned to all issues and developments influencing Scottish secondary education, including the expectations of the GTCS.
Teaching qualifications are offered in the following areas. Select one or two of the following subjects, depending on qualifications: Art & Design; Biology with Science; Chemistry with Science; English; French; German; Mathematics; Physical Education; Physics with Science; Spanish.
Teaching qualifications are offered in the following areas*. You will select one or two of the following subjects, depending on qualifications:
Our course currently consists of three compulsory modules, one of which is taught in conjunction with PGDE (Primary) and is offered at both SCQF levels 10 and 11, giving the option of 40 credits of internationally-recognised Master's level study. You will develop an understanding of the curriculum and a range of approaches to teaching, learning and assessment in your chosen subject discipline(s).
For more information, please visit the programme's website.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
If you are applying from overseas for postgraduate taught courses, the latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date.
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We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.
All applicants should hold a degree validated by a university in the UK or a degree of an equivalent standard from outside the UK plus have an English qualification of at least SCQF Level 6 (e.g. Higher English or ESOL) and Mathematics of at least SCQF Level 5 (e.g. National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade Credit).
The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.
However, there are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at UWS.
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