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Become a Geography teacher

Good geography teachers are currently sought-after by schools, so there's no better time to inspire the next generation.

At the University of Worcester, you can study for a Geography degree, followed by a one-year, fast-track teacher-training qualification (the Postgraduate Certificate in Education). This means that in just four years, you can be qualified to teach in a Secondary School.



Key features

  • All Worcester graduates with a 2.2 or above guaranteed an interview for the PGCE course
  • Benefit from application support and teaching taster sessions
  • Geography graduates are currently eligible for a tax free bursary of £26-£28,000 to help with the cost of their teacher training*
  • Great employment rates - 94% of newly qualified teachers are employed in a teaching role six months after qualifying*

*figures correct 2018. See the Department for Education website for the latest updates.

Geography at Worcester

As a subject that explores the big questions about our planet - questions affecting us all - Geography is fascinating and fulfilling to study. At Worcester, Geography is all about the learning experience, supported by relevant research.

With smaller class sizes, you get hands-on use of our high-tech facilities and equipment, opportunities to develop specialist skills, and more time with your lecturers. Our course is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society and has a 100% student satisfaction rating in the latest National Student Survey. Fieldwork is also a big part of the course, from week-to-week visits to local sites, to residential courses in the UK, Europe, Africa and North America. Read more about Geography.

Teacher Training at Worcester

We are one of the country's leading teacher training institutions. Our Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Geography will set you up for long-term success on a career path where you get to use your knowledge to inspire young people's interest in the world and its environment. You'll develop the skills to devise and deliver enlightening lessons to teach pupils about our planet's people, places, landscapes, processes and natural history. Read more about the PGCE Geography.

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