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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    10 Months

  • Course Type

    PGCE, Other

  • Course Fees

    Find out more from the programme web page:

  • Last Updated

    16 August 2017

Course content

Your programme of study

You can qualify as a secondary teacher in just 36 weeks by spending 18 weeks in the classroom on campus and 18 weeks on placement at schools in partner Local Authorities. Subject areas are listed on the programme page:


The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) is a one year (36 weeks) full-time course of professional training accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland. The aim of the programme is to produce adaptable, flexible teachers able to collaborate and cooperate with other professionals, ready to face challenges of teaching in the 21st century and commit to the notion of lifelong learning.

Courses listed for the programme


Biology with Science; Business Studies; Chemistry with Science; Drama; English; Gaelic; Geography; Home Economics; History; Mathematics; Modern Languages; Modern Studies; Physics with Science; Religious Education; .


4 Compulsory courses

2 academic courses

2 school experience courses

2 nine week placements

Students must meet the requirements of the Standard for Initial Teacher Education (SITE) in order to pass the PGDE and gain entry to the Teacher Induction Scheme in Scotland (subject to meeting SAAS funding criteria).

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • Your programme is accredited by the General Teaching Council of Scotland
  •  You study over just 10 months to quality as a teacher

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • 18 weeks on campus and 18 weeks on placement in schools
  • Combination


View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page



Visit the PGDE Secondary Education page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!






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