We are open for applications for 2024 entry.

What is University Clearing?

Clearing is the process where you can apply for courses that still have places available. Applicants contact us directly to see if we’ll accept them.

You'll be eligible for Clearing if you:

  • have not already applied for PGDE courses for 2024 entry via UCAS
  • have not received any offers
  • have rejected all your offers
Find current PGDE vacancies

How to apply

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Once a member of our admissions team has your documentation and confirmed your eligibility you'll be invited for an online interview.  

Success at interview

If you're successful at interview you'll need to make a formal application through the UCAS clearing system.

Why study the PGDE at Strathclyde?

  • The Strathclyde Institute of Education is ranked top 10 in the UK for Education (Complete University Guide 2025)
  • we’re the largest provider of Initial Teacher Education in Scotland
  • opportunity to achieve 120 Masters-level credits
  • learn through taught classes and 18 weeks of placements in a school in Scotland
  • become qualified to teach in locations worldwide
  • Teaching Bursary of £20,000 available for career changers (Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Home Economics, Computing Science and Technological Education, Gaelic)
  • option for Scottish students to join the Teacher Induction Scheme (TIS) providing a guaranteed teaching job for a year following qualification, in a Scottish school
  • as a newly qualified teacher, you can receive an additional financial enhancement in the region of £8,000 under the Preference Waiver Scheme

Our students

Laura Nevin PGDE Home Economics student

Laura Nevin

PGDE Home Economics

I cannot recommend the home economics tutors enough. They have given us so much support and encouragement throughout the year. As a group, we use one word to describe them “legends”.
Aishah Ali, PGDE Chemistry student

Aishah Ali

PGDE Chemistry

Placements are where you can put all you have learnt into practice, it allows you the opportunity to develop as a teacher, build positive relationships and work with really talented members of staff. It is very tiring and challenging but also extremely rewarding and beneficial.
Corina Florakis, PGDE Modern Languages student

Corina Florakis

PGDE Modern Languages

I have learnt what teaching involves but now, after two years in teaching, I can say that also placements are not the “real world” anyway. So, if during a placement you feel teaching is not for you, give yourself a second chance. If you are having a terrible experience, wait before giving up, because the following placement might be completely different!
Alastair Scott, PGDE Computing science student

Alastair Scott

PGDE Computing Science

I really enjoyed my first placement. The school I went to was in a reasonable area but had to deal with issues around deprivation, literacy levels and attainment. The school itself could not have been more supportive to its student teachers.
Anthony McFadden PGDE student

Anthony McFadden

PGDE Mathematics

Everyone on the course was very supportive. The university lecturers are always on hand to offer help for assignments, as well as the odd piece of anecdotal advice for placement. In my experience from placement, the teachers are really supportive and genuinely want to help make you a better teacher.