Humanities & Social Sciences
PGDE

Get into teaching

If you’re considering teaching as a career path we would like to invite you to explore this dedicated Initial Teacher Education event.

Here at the University of Strathclyde, we are delighted to offer the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education, also known as the PGDE, a direct route into teaching for those with an undergraduate degree.

About the School of Education

Linda Brownlow, Head of the School of Education gives an overview of what it's like to study within the School at Strathclyde.

School of Education powerpoint

Live webinar

PGDE course leader, Catherine Whitley is hosting a live Q&A session on the programme.

Sign up for our webinar on Thursday 30 June from 5pm to 6pm.

Sign up for webinar

Explore the programme

Why study the PGDE at Strathclyde?

  • our School of Education is ranked 4th in the UK for Education (The Complete University Guide 2021)
  • 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
  • STEM Bursary of £20,000 available for career changers (for Chemistry, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Technological Education)
  • 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

Times Higher Education awards 2019 logo - University of the Year winner.

Times Higher Education University of the Year - again!

We're delighted to have won Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 - the only university to be awarded the UK-wide award for a second time! We have also been recognised for Widening Participation Initiative of the Year. 

Read more about our success

Coronavirus: information for applicants & offer holders

We understand that many of our applicants and offer holders are dealing with challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are undertaking a lot of work to try and ensure we manage the impact this may have on students who will be joining us this autumn for 2020 entry.

Coronavirus information & FAQs

Contact us

For any questions about studying at the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences please email:

hass-pg-enquiries@strath.ac.uk