Education - Social Science

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Education - Social Science
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 101963 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters PGCE
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry year 2020
Application Date How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
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Duration 1 year, full-time.

Teaching Times
Typically Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm. School-based placements are dependent on the host school's timetable for the school day.
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Entry Requirements

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Please note the closing date for 2019 entry to this programme is 1st November 2018 at 5pm.

Applications received after the closing date will be regarded as LATE and will be considered only if vacancies exist when ...

Course Content

The PGCE in Social Science is broadly aligned with the Northern Ireland Curriculum, training graduates to teach Social Science across the 11-18+ year age range. The programme aims to develop your competence and confidence in the teaching of...

Subjects Taught

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The programme combines university-based tuition, consisting of taught sessions and directed independent study, with professional placements in schools and is organised around three interdependent strands:

Professional School-based...

Assessment Method Coursework comprises subject studies assignments, practical teaching and core tasks arising from lectures, workshops and tutorials addressing key educational issues.
Careers or Further Progression

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This PGCE prepares students for teaching in secondary-level schools (age 11-18+). You will gain qualified teacher status (QTS).

Qualified teachers have found employment in secondary schools, progressing through ei...

Further Enquiries Dr James Nelson 
PGCE Course Director
Email: Dr James Nelson has oversight of the PGCE Programme.

Ms Lesley Emerson 
Pathway Convenor
Ms Lesley Emerson is the Co-ordinator of the PGCE in Social Sciences. She is interested in research which seeks to make a difference in children and young people's lives, particularly in the contexts of school and community.
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