Secondary Education (Religious Education) (PGDE)

UHI North Highland


Thurso Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This course will prepare you for life as a secondary teacher, with the skills and knowledge to influence the lives of the young people you teach.

The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks study at the university plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools.

Entry Requirements

You must have a degree containing 80 SCQF credit points from at least two of the following subjects: Religious Studies; Philosophy; Theology; Divinity; Sociology of Religion; Anthropology of Religion; and Psychology of Religion. If you wish to teach specifically in a Catholic school, the 80 SCQF credit points must be from Religious Studies, Theology or Divinity, which may include a maximum of 20 credit points in Philosophy related to religion. 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



Course Length

1 year


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level