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    Hi there !

    I just got two unconditional offers to do a PGDE Secondary course in Modern Foreign Languages from the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow ! I am really happy and would like to make the best choice :-)

    Do you know which University is better for Education Studies ?
    Or Which University would be more appreciated by High Schools once I will be able to apply for a teaching position ?

    Thank you very much for your advices !


    I'm in the same position as I also received two unconditional offers to join the PGDE Secondary Physics course at Glasgow and Strathclyde. I was equally impressed with both when I done my interviews; the staff seemed pleasant, the people on the course were all really nice as well.

    I remember though when I went for my Glasgow interview that they mentioned that their PGDE course was unique in that it was actually a 'Postgraduate' course at Masters level and not a 'Professional' Graduate Diploma of Education as with Starthclyde and the other Scottish universities that run the PGDE courses. This meant that because the course was at that level then you would only need to gain another 30 credits to achieve a full Masters degree qualification. In terms of job prospects, it is effectively the same qualification and will obviously entitle you to apply for the same jobs but for me anyway, the Glasgow course seems like the better choice for the fact it is considered (or labelled as) a Postgraduate qualification.

    Hope that helps. Happy choosing! ; )
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