Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM038: Secondary Biology with Psychology Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks), term 2 (12 weeks) and term 3 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Nigel Skinner (Convenor)




EDUM036 Education & Professional Studies

EDUM052 Professional Learning

Available via distance learning


Biology and psychology are both very popular subject choices in secondary schools due to their inherently interesting subject content and relevance to pupils’ lives. Both subjects make vital contributions to problem solving in real world activities such as medicine, environmental sustainability and sports science.  In this module you will examine approaches to the teaching of biology and psychology from Key Stages 3 - 5. You will also learn about generic aspects of teaching and learning secondary science, and about approaches used to teach all areas of science (including physics and chemistry) to 11- 14 year old pupils. To take this module, you will normally need to possess an upper second class or first class Honours degree in biology and an ‘A’ level in psychology at grade A or B or an upper second class or first class Honours degree in psychology and an ‘A’ level in biology at grade A or B.

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