Secondary Education (Geography) (PGDE)

University of Strathclyde


On the PGDE Geography you'll gain experience in all of these approaches and develop knowledge and understanding of the curriculum at different stages. Full support will be given throughout the course by an experienced geography 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 at least 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.

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


7X26 (Gaelic Medium 7X74)

Course Length

36 weeks


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals