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Secondary Education (Dual Qualification) Professional Graduate Diploma

University of Dundee

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  • Qualification

    Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Scotland)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    AUG-21

  • Duration

    9 Months

Course summary

This course is the first stage you need to complete if you are following the traditional route into secondary education. It covers the Initial Teacher Education phase of your career. When followed by a successful induction year working within a school (Teaching Induction Scheme), you will be qualified to teach your subject areas throughout Scotland.For the dual qualification you can choose to study any combination of two subject areas from Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.We prepare you to teach aspects of the science content of the broad general education phase and the senior phase related to the National Qualification for your chosen subjects.Through two on-campus study modules combined with three school placements, you will gain vital classroom skills and experience while also learning the theory of teaching children and young adults. You will also learn how to effectively support literacy, numeracy, health and well-being.You will receive individual support throughout the course from an allocated tutor, who will also visit and assess you on each of your placements. Additionally you will be allocated a mentor from within the school you are working in.You'll also be able to choose from a range of elective options. These offer additional guidance in areas such as outdoor learning, cooperative learning, and drama.You may be eligible to receive a Scottish Government bursary worth up to £20,000. These bursaries are for people looking to change careers and become secondary school teachers in certain STEM subjects.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,150per year

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University information

University of Dundee

  • University League Table

    31st

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 81

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    172 87%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    28th

    13

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