Secondary Education (Religious Education) (PGDE)

University of Strathclyde


Studying on the PGDE (Secondary) religious moral education course is a rewarding and absorbing experience and 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 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


4X46 (Gaelic Medium 4X21)

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