Secondary Education (Mathematics) (PGDE)

University of Strathclyde


Studying on the PGDE (Secondary) Mathematics course is a rewarding and absorbing experience. Our students go on to enjoy busy careers where their skills are in great demand due to the reputation for high quality which the University of Strathclyde enjoys within the teaching profession.

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 of maths related subjects such as Algebra, Analysis, Calculus, Geometry, Statistics, Differential Equations, Probability or Hydrostatics. 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.

As well as academic qualifications, you will need to demonstrate that you have experience of working with children in a secondary school setting or related context and an understanding of modern secondary education.

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


6X54 (Gaelic Medium 6X96)

Course Length

36 weeks


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General