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PGCE

How long you will study
10 Months

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About PGCE Primary at University of Manchester, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, Faculty of Humanities

This course will train you to teach children aged 5 to 11. It provides training in all primary stage National Curriculum subjects, with a particular focus on mathematics, English and science. Completion of this 10 month course leads to both a postgraduate qualification and qualified teacher status (QTS).

The course combines master's level academic study of primary education with a range of practical experiences. Over 50% of your time will be spent in partnership schools developing practical teaching skills with the support of trained mentors and experienced teachers. This course is run in partnership with over 200 local primary schools which allows us to personalise your school experience to your individual needs.

Your practical training will be underpinned by education theories, ideas and concepts, and by enhancing your awareness of current educational issues and developments.

What our students say:

A tough and challenging course but highly rewarding. All the staff and tutors are highly knowledgeable and supportive.

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Notes about fees for this course

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCE (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases
    International students (per annum): £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a minimum of 2:1 honours degree from a UK university, or a qualification recognised as equivalent.

Applicants holding a 2:2 honours degree may be considered, at the discretion of the Admissions Tutor, and must be able to demonstrate evidence of higher academic attainment, for example through further non-vocational postgraduate study.

All selected candidates must have attained a standard in English, mathematics and science which is equivalent to the standard required to achieve a grade C in GCSE examination (Grade 4 or above as of academic year 2016/17). Equivalency tests are accepted.  Applicants should also possess GCSE grade C in at least 3 other preferred subjects.

All selected candidates will have equivalent to two A levels at grade C or above in preferred subjects.

This list is at all levels of academic qualifications: GCSE, A level and first degree

English (including: Language, Literature, Linguistics, Combined)

Maths (including: Pure, Applied, Statistics)

Science (including: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Applied Physics)

Psychology

History (including: Archaeology)

Sociology

Law

P.E. (not Sport)

Dance

Geography (including: Geology, Environmental Studies)

Classics  (including: Classical Civilization)

Music

Art (including: Fine Art, Graphic Art, Graphic Design, Textiles, History of Art)

R.E. (including: Religious Studies, Divinity, Theology, Ethics)

Economics (including: Finance)

Business Studies

Politics (including: Government and Politics)

I.C.T.(including: Computing)

Technology  (including: Food Technology, Design Technology)

Architecture (including: History of Architecture)

All Languages: Ancient and Modern (excludes fictional languages)

Other subjects of a non-vocational nature will be considered

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