Secondary Education (Modern Studies) (PGDE)

University of Strathclyde


Studying on the PGDE (Secondary) Modern Studies 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 two of: Economics; Geography; History or Economic History; International Relations; Law; Politics; Sociology; or Social Policy. 40 of the credit points must have been studied at SCQF Level 8 or above. At least 40 credit points must come from politics or sociology. You must also have Higher English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.

You 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


6X71 (Gaelic Medium 6X13)

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