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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Geography PGCE programme will develop the professional skills students need to teach geography, as well as developing their knowledge of contemporary issues in geography education, and an understanding of how to support effective learning for all pupils in the 11–16 age range. Students follow a programme of study that introduces them to the philosophy of education, epistemology, curriculum theory, pedagogical methods including fieldwork, child and adolescent development, assessment, pedagogical content knowledge for the geography curriculum and contemporary education issues.

Careers

Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas. Some are working as teachers and heads of department in schools and colleges, while others have jobs as headteachers and assistant heads. Graduates in this area can also be found working as mentors of Geography PGCE students.

Employability

Graduates of the Secondary PGCE programme are highly employable and sought after by schools and colleges in London and beyond. Almost all graduates secure their first teaching post by the time they finish the PGCE programme. Graduates of the programme also have great career prospects, with many becoming Head of Department or a Head of Year within 2-5 years, often acting, in their schools, as mentors to new PGCE student teachers. Many of our graduates become senior teachers (such as Assistant Headteachers or Head of a Faculty) in 5-8 years of graduating, and some are now Headteachers. Others have developed their careers as subject specialist teachers and educators, both becoming lead teachers in the classroom and researching, writing and advising other teachers themselves. The Secondary PGCE Programme aims to provide a springboard into a rewarding career as a skilled teacher and future educational leader.

Accreditation

tudents who successfully complete this programme will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Application deadline

05 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 84 27

    4th out of 71 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    168 81%

    9th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    48th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    52nd

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    189 94%

    3rd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    13th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    41st

    5

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