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PGCE Secondary Social Science with QTS


Course Description

The Faculty of Education has a longstanding national reputation for providing high-calibre initial teacher training with over 20 Secondary specialisms available. We have a well established partnership with over 800 secondary schools and colleges across the North West region and beyond.

Our PGCE Social Science is aimed at trainees wishing to teach one or more of the social sciences (sociology, psychology, politics and law) in secondary schools and/or post-16 colleges. We also offer a PGCE Psychology.

Trainees will be given the opportunity to study and teach areas of the Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Law, Health and Social Care, Citizenship and PSHE) at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Trainees may gain some experience of teaching the humanities (RE, Geography and History) subjects at Key Stage 3 and 4. Social Science subjects are exceptionally popular choices at GCSE, 'A' level, IB and BTEC levels.

Special Features

• Opportunity to apply for enrichment experience overseas
• State-of-the-art teaching facilities at our Brooks Building in Manchester
• Experience in a diverse range of schools and colleges
• Choice of University led, School Direct or Assessment Only routes to Qualified Teacher Status
• Course includes 60 Masters Level CATS points, or one third of a Masters degree
• Access to NQT alumni support in your first year of teaching
• Close links with our Educational and Social Research Institute

Visit the PGCE Secondary Social Science with QTS page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Successful applicants will usually hold an undergraduate honours degree awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification. Social Science 2:2 or above is normally required, or equivalent in other social science disciplines such as: Sociology, Psychology, Criminology, Health, Politics, Youth and Social Work degrees and so on. At least 50% of your degree needs to be relevant to Social Science. For full details on entry requirements please visit our website: View Website

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