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This programme offers a route into teaching a dynamic and constantly evolving subject. Our experts will teach you everything you need to know about the place of Media Studies within the school curriculum through a diverse and integrated course.

Why study PGCE (Secondary) Media Studies with English at Goldsmiths?

  • The programme offers a balance of theory and practice, giving you the opportunity to more fully explore and understand the key concepts of Media Studies at secondary school and at post-16 level.
  • You’ll gain an understanding of where Media Studies lies within the school curriculum, while exploring the key concepts involved in media studies, including media languages, media audiences, media institutions, and media representation.
  • You’ll also develop your practical skills, gaining expertise in teaching pre-production, production and post-production.
  • To underpin your Media and English studies, you’ll gain an understanding of pedagogy including: assessment and marking, public examinations, classroom organisation and management, inclusion, planning a rigorous and creative curriculum to meet the requirements of school and examination specifications and using social media in the classroom.

School Direct

It is also possible to study this course via our School Direct programme. Please visit our School Direct page to see which schools offer this subject.

What you’ll study

Download the programme specification, for the 2019-20 intake. If you would like an earlier version of the programme specification, please contact the Quality Office.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Learning & teaching

A range of teaching methods are employed across the PGCE programmes, including:

  • Taught subject sessions
  • Taught General Professional Study sessions
  • Practical workshops
  • Core lectures
  • Group tutorials/seminars
  • Individual tutorials
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Supported self-study

As with the other PGCE courses, you’ll be given the opportunity to work with children in a wide range of contexts. These might include focused interventions with individuals or groups, or larger scale events for the community.

How to apply

You apply for this PGCE through the UCAS Teacher Training website. Our institution code is G56 GOLD.

Please take a look at the information on applying, including the specific qualifications or experience you need for this course.

There's no closing date for primary or secondary applications, but we advise you to apply early to avoid disappointment.


Visit the PGCE (Secondary) - Media Studies with English page on the Goldsmiths, University of London website for more details!

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