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Secondary Education: Biology (QTS) - PGDip


University of Birmingham School of Education

Full time September PgDip 36 weeks full time

About the course

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Science: Biology) leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and offers 120 credits towards our MA in Teaching Studies. Our programme, which offers high quality training and support, will prepare you to teach in the 11-18 age range and is run in close partnership with schools.

The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long tradition of delivering teacher training courses. Its teaching has been graded as 'outstanding' three times by Ofsted inspectors which affirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training. 

The School of Education benefits from our unique collaboration with University of Birmingham School as well as a wide range of partners, including mixed

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Entry Requirements

All applicants to the Secondary PGDipEd (QTS) Science: Biology course must hold a degree or equivalent qualification from a UK Higher Education Institution. Your degree content must be at least 50% biology relevant to the National Curriculum. You should also have 2 science A levels or the equivalent.

A GCSE in Mathematics and English (Grade 4 or above*) or an equivalent qualification must be attained before making your application.


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