Secondary Education (Geography) (PGDE)

University of Glasgow


Gilmorehill Campus


If you are an aspiring teacher, this programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills and values you need to become the committed professional necessary for today’s schools.

The programme consists of 18 weeks of study in the University and 18 weeks of school experience in our partner schools

As well as offering courses in educational and curricular issues, the programme also highlights the importance of practitioner enquiry. This systematic reflection on teaching in the classroom gives the programme its distinctive Masters character.

The programme will prepare you to meet the demands of the profession through the following areas of study:

Understanding learning and teaching; Curriculum, pedagogies and practice in the secondary; Professional enquiry; and school placements.

You also have the option to study for the Catholic Teacher's Certificate in Religious Education.

Entry Requirements

You must have a degree containing 80 SCQF credit points from a range of courses such as Physical Geography, Human Geography and Environmental Geography. 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 will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

10 months


College of Social Sciences


School of Education

SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals