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will be equipped to use the most up to date ideas about teaching but also to appreciate that these will in turn become outdated and replaced by new strategies.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.
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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Subject-based teaching methods
- School-based work
- Whole-school issues
- 9 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Apply online through the UCAS Teacher Training portal. We recommend you apply as early as possible as the course is often full by spring.
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- 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
International16995 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16995 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
- 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
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