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Secondary Music with Specialist instrument Teaching with QTS PGCE

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach music, using your skills and to deliver the music secondary school curriculum and specialist instrumental teaching.

This is a practical course where you will be immersed in music making, teaching and encouraged to use and develop your musical skills.

We teach you through practical sessions, and you’ll consider topics such as pop music, dance, gamelan, song writing and developing your subject knowledge. As part of the specialist instrumental teaching, you’ll also study a range of models of music education including Dalcroze Eurythmics, Kodaly, etc. through working and learning with various experts (both nationally and internationally) in these fields.

You’ll explore immersive ways to teach music and how to encourage pupils to engage with musical experiences.

One of the unique aspects of this course is that you’ll develop a range of skills in the classroom and in an instrumental setting and you’ll be able to see how these overlap and inform each other. Instrumental settings can range from group sessions in a primary school, teaching advanced violin to student working towards college auditions or delivering a whole class Samba lesson weekly with year 7 classes.

We have a partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and we hold regular study and support sessions there, so you can explore specialist teaching with an expert in your field, in previous years our students have received specialist French Horn teaching sessions. At RNCM, you’ll usually have the opportunity to experience guest lectures and concerts.

To help you explore how trips can benefit your students, you’ll typically be encouraged to visit a variety of musical venues across Manchester. This includes theatre schools and music organisations with outreach programmes.

When you’re at Manchester Met, you’ll mainly study with your PGCE Music group. They are one of your greatest learning resources.

You’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, specialist instrument practice and look at ways to develop your teacher persona.

You’ll also learn through peer-collaboration, sharing knowledge with your fellow music trainees.

You won’t simply learn theory with us on-campus though, you’ll teach classes in instrumental settings and schools too. You’ll spend at least 120 days on placements in schools – gradually becoming the class teacher.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Most of our graduates go on to work as music teachers in secondary schools.

Successful completion of this course provides 60 master’s level credits when you graduate. You could put these towards a masters degree to help you develop your career in the field of education.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,000per year

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

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,500 students from more than 120 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 81 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 65%

    20th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    52nd

    8

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