Secondary Education (Psychology) (PGDE)

University of Strathclyde


As a teacher of psychology, you’ll teach young people about the science of the mind and behaviour, and show pupils how they can analyse actions and interaction using evidence and theories.

Studying on the PGDE (Secondary) Psychology course is a rewarding and absorbing experience where you will be contributing to a growing subject at a key time in its development. You'll develop your prior understanding of psychology, learning how to make the subject accessible to pupils. You'll also draw on your psychological knowledge in studying how to apply the science of learning in classroom contexts.

You'll spend 18 weeks of the course on placement in a school within Scotland. You'll be continually assessed while there to show you meet the requirements for the Standards for Provisional Registration.

Entry Requirements

You must have a degree containing 80 credit points in Psychology, although the degree award may be in a cognate subject. 40 of the credit points must have been studied at SCQF Level 8 or above. You must also have Higher English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.

You require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time


8X89 (Gaelic Medium 8X88)

Course Length

36 weeks


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level