Secondary Education (History) (PGDE)

University of Strathclyde


As a teacher of history, you’ll bring the past to life and teach your pupils how historical events can be interpreted in a variety of ways sparking passionate debate and the development of a range of skills. Full support will be given throughout the course by an experienced history specialist to enhance your classroom practice. The course sets you up for a successful teaching career regardless of your chosen destination.

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 SCQF credit points from a range of subjects such as British History, European History, World History and Scottish History, with a maximum of 40 SCQF credit points from Ancient History. 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


7X53 (Gaelic Medium 7X33)

Course Length

36 weeks


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level


Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other