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Secondary Education (QTS) - History

University of Birmingham

Postgraduate Diploma
9 months
Duration
16995 GBP/full
9250 GBP/full
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About

The Secondary Education (QTS) - History programme taught at University of Birmingham has been praised by both Ofsted and the external examiner for its innovative approach, our commitment to supporting student teachers as they develop and our close links with our placement schools.

Overview

The Secondary Education (QTS) - History programme taught at University of Birmingham lasts 36 weeks, of which 24 are spent in our partnership schools.

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.

Teaching is an inherently complex activity, and teachers choose their teaching strategies for a variety of reasons. Consequently we will equip you to analyse your ideas about teaching and understand the range of ideas that are behind all talk about teaching. You will be equipped to use the most up to date ideas about teaching but also to appreciate that these will in turn become outdated and replaced by new strategies.

You will teach classes in Key Stage 3 and 4 as well as post-16, and learn to select the most effective teaching methods. Our sessions model different teaching methods so you experience the methods you can use. Our close links with history departments in schools means we are not only able to use the 30 years of teaching experience of the tutors but get teachers in to talk about their experience of teaching too.

The School of Education collaborates with the University of Birmingham School to offer a number of activities designed to enhance pupil experiences of learning History and your experience of learning to teach History.  Examples of these activities include field trips, master classes and small group teaching.

Careers

Many local schools have a high regard for history PGDipEd (QTS) students from the University of Birmingham. Consequently we have former students in departments throughout the area. Many local schools contact us directly when they are seeking an NQT to employ. 

Many of our ex-students are now becoming Heads of History and many of the mentors in our partnership schools are ex students.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Subject-based teaching methods 
  • School-based work 
  • Whole-school issues

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Apply online through the UCAS Teacher Training portal. We recommend you apply as early as possible as the course is often full by spring. 

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants to the Secondary PGDipEd(QTS) History course must hold a degree from a UK Higher Education Institution or an equivalent qualification. This will normally be a minimum 2:2 classification and this will be a condition of any offer where the degree has not already been awarded
  • To apply for our course you normally need 50% of your degree to be history or a closely related subject. For example; Politics, International Relations, Archaeology, Economics, American and Canadian Studies, Art History are acceptable. Please contact Russell Manning, if you have any enquiries regarding the relvance of your degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16995 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16995 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.

Funding

  • Home/EU students will be eligible to apply for statutory support from their relevant funding agency
  • Government training bursaries of £12,000 may be available depending on your subject and degree classification

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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