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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

PGDE Secondary Teaching (English Medium) Business Education

UCAS Code: X3BS

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Scotland)

Entry requirements


A level

D

In English or GCSE English Language (C or above) and English Literature (C or above) or equivalent, plus GCSE Mathematics (C or above) or equivalent.

Scottish Higher

C

In English plus Maths or Lifeskills Maths National 5 at grade C or above, or SQA Intermediate 2 or Standard grade Credit or equivalent.

UCAS Tariff

21-24

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Business studies

This course will prepare you for life as a secondary teacher, with the skills and knowledge to influence the lives of the young people you teach. Our PGDE Secondary Teaching courses are offered in partnership with Argyll and Bute, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highland, Moray, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands councils, each working with the university through their local campus. The programme is also offered in partnership with Scottish Borders council, with applicants based in the Borders and registered through Inverness College UHI.
The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks study at the university plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools. For 2019 entry the following subjects are being offered: Biology, Business Education, Chemistry and Science, Computing Science, English, Home Economics, Mathematics, Music (at our Shetland Campus only), Physics and Science and Technical Education . In addition, the subject of Gaelic is available at our campuses in Argyll, Inverness and Lews Castle College UHI.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Moray College UHI

Orkney College UHI

Shetland College UHI

Lews Castle College UHI

Argyll College UHI

North Highland College UHI

Inverness College UHI

West Highland College UHI

Inverness College UHI Scottish Borders Campus

Perth College UHI

Department:

Humanities, Education and Gaelic

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
med
Business studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
33%
2:1 or above
34%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
C

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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