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University of Huddersfield

Secondary Religious Education with QTS

UCAS Code: X136

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Religious studies

Secondary teaching

Religious Education is an incredibly important part of a schools curriculum. It contributes significantly to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils and promotes diversity.If youre aspiring to become a secondary religious education (RE) teacher, this course will help you on your way. Our Secondary Religious Education BA(Hons) course with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) gives you the chance to undertake a number of specialist modules to develop both your teaching skills and your knowledge of religion within contemporary society.A key focus is gaining an in-depth understanding of ethics and world religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism. As part of the education modules, well help prepare you for the classroom, focusing on behaviour and assessment for learning, inclusion, the RE curriculum and ways to teach RE that can make the subject come alive for young people. We know theres no substitute for learning how to teach in the classroom environment, so we give you lots of opportunity to gain practical experience across our partnership schools. In fact, youll undertake a range of placements throughout the course.As part of your placements youll be able to observe experienced teachers, gain hands-on experience and benefit from one-to-one mentoring. Its all designed to help you develop your skills and move on to become an outstanding teacher. While youre studying at Huddersfield, youll be able to access our extensive professional and academic network, not to mention our excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
An Introduction to Abrahamic Religions
An Introduction to Dharmic Religions
Behaviour for Learning
Developing Pedagogy and Professional Practice (Induction)

Year 2
Core modules:
Abrahamic Religion in Contemporary Contexts
Dharmic Religion in Contemporary Contexts
Assessment for Learning
Developing Pedagogy and Professional Practice (Application)

Year 3
Core modules:
Ethics, Education and Society
Dissertation: Research into Secondary Education
Developing Inclusive Practice
Developing Pedagogy and Professional Practice in Secondary Education (Consolidation)

Assessment methods

Assessment is typically through the completion of a range of classroom activities, written assignments, reports, presentations, personal subject audits, and the development of portfolios of evidence.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Initial Teacher Education

TEF rating:

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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%
low
Secondary teaching

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.

Historical, philosophical and religious studies

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
99%
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

81%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Historical, philosophical and religious studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Other administrative occupations
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Theology can actually be a very vocational subject —by far the most common move for theology graduates is to go into the clergy and at the moment we have a serious shortage of people willing to go into what is one of the oldest graduate careers. If you want to study theology but don't want to follow a religious career, then there are plenty of options available. 2015 graduates went into all sorts of jobs requiring a degree, from education and community work, to marketing, HR and financial analysis. Postgraduate study is also popular — a lot of theology graduates train as teachers, or go into Masters or even doctoral study - where philosophy and law are very popular postgraduate subjects of study.

Teacher training

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
40%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

84%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Childcare and related personal services
3%
Functional managers and directors
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Religious 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.

£12k

£12k

£18k

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£22k

£22k

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.

Secondary teaching

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

£24k

£24k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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