The PGCE in Religious Education is a recognised teaching qualification aligned to the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland professional competences which affords graduates 'Eligibility to Teach' (referred to in some other jurisdictions as 'qualified teacher status', QTS). The course is aligned broadly with the Northern Ireland Curriculum, supporting graduates in teaching Religious Education across the 11-18+ year age range. The programme aims to develop your competence and confidence in the teaching of Religious Education and in the general professional role of the teacher. Our PGCE will appeal to you if you wish to move into teaching and if you are a graduate, or final year student, in Religious Studies or Theology. Extra places are reserved to prepare those who are interested in teaching their subject through the medium of Irish in Irish-medium schools. An additional certificate in Irish Medium Education (IME) is awarded in conjunction with St Mary's University College. Closing date for applications: Monday 1 November 2021 at 4pm. Late applications may be accepted (refer to the Entry Requirements tab for more information). Further information including an Applicant Guide can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/ssesw/study/postgraduate-taught/pgce/ Watch a recording of the PGCE Information Session for 2022/23 entry here: https://youtu.be/DTz0sy0EpcY. Our educational research has been ranked 4th within the UK in relation to research intensity with 87% assessed as 'internationally excellent or world leading' (REF, 2014).
Full-time Study Mode
1 years Duration
Entry Requirements For This Course
Graduate Please note the closing date for 2022 entry to this programme is Monday 1st November 2021 at 4pm.
Applications received after the closing date will be regarded as LATE and will be considered only if vacancies exist when all applications received by the closing date have been processed. Normally we do not consider 'late' applications before June at the earliest.
All applicants must possess the following:
- At least a 2:2 Honours degree (and/or higher degree) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, in:
(i) Theology or Religious Studies; or
(ii) a joint honours with Theology or Religious Studies where at least half of the content of the degree is deemed relevant to the teaching of Religious Education (RE) in the context of Northern Ireland*; or
(iii) a cognate area of Theology or Religious Studies where at least half of the content of the degree is deemed relevant to the teaching of RE in the context of Northern Ireland*.
- At the time of application, GCSE Mathematics grade C/4, and GCSE English Language grade C/4 or equivalent qualification. (Please note Essential Skills Level 2 qualifications are not regarded as equivalent for entry to this professional course as the professional accrediting authority, the GTCNI, does not recognise them as equivalent.)
* In the context of Northern Ireland, RE involves the study of a Core Syllabus at Key Stages 3 and 4 which has four main areas: The Christian Church; Christian Morality; The Revelation of God; World Religions.
We reserve the right to enhance the shortlisting criteria if the course is over-subscribed.