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.
The Secondary Education (QTS) - Geography programme taught at University of Birmingham is delivered through seminars, lectures, group work, practical school experience, ICT and field studies. It places a clear emphasis on the central role of the learner.
The course provides the necessary skills to organise geography lessons successfully and deal with the daily challenges of teaching in a comprehensive school. Time is spent on the preparation of lessons, teaching strategies, use of equipment and classroom management. The appropriate use of ICT in geography education is stressed.
The schools in the West Midlands have a high regard for the quality of Birmingham PGDipEd (QTS) geography students and we have an impressive record of gaining jobs at the end of the course.
Many of our ex-students are now mentors and Heads of Departments in our partnership schools or in schools further afield. The mentors below discuss why they became a mentor, why they chose this course and what they are doing now. Former Alumni Ruth Till also talks about her time at the University of Birmingham studying for her PGDip in Secondary Education followed by her MEd Teaching Studies.
More informationVisit official programme website
- The Role of Geography Education in the Secondary School Curriculum
- Principles of Evaluation, Assessment, Record Keeping and Reporting in Geography Education
- 9 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Apply online through the UCAS Teacher Training portal. Early application is recommended as the places are normally allocated by the end of January.
DisciplinesEducation Geography Teaching View 90 other Masters in Geography in United Kingdom
- All applicants to the Secondary PGDipEd(QTS) Geography 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 will be a condition of any offer where the degree has not already been awarded
- We will expect your first degree to consist of at least 50% geography (either Physical or Human, but preferably a balance of both). Degrees in Environmental Science, Geology, Geosciences, etc. can be considered, but the university must be certain that such degrees contain at least 50% geography
- Candidates will be expected to show a broad base of geographical knowledge (both human and physical) at the interview
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 £26,000 may be available and scholarships of £28,000
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Updated in the last year
Check the official programme website for potential updates.