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PGCE

How long you will study
10 Months

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

This course will train you to teach secondary English in the UK, including the National Curriculum, GCSE and A level. It also includes drama, media and information and communication technology. Completion of the 10 month course leads to both a postgraduate qualification and qualified teacher status (QTS).

Your University tutors and school/college mentors will help you to transform your subject knowledge into teaching skills and educational theory into practice. University tutors have substantial experience of teaching and of examining at a senior level for GCSE and AS/A level.

We also use the expertise of experienced teachers from our partnership schools to complement the teaching of University-based sessions. This includes sessions led by subject mentors, who will help you develop your subject knowledge and provide advice about teaching methods. The University-based sessions will give you creative and innovative ideas to take into the classroom.

What our students say:

The PGCE in Secondary English at The University of Manchester is nothing short of life changing. Professionally, you will develop your existing qualities and learn invaluable skills from peers, colleagues and tutors. However, this course offers something more; you are encouraged to embrace and express your own teaching ethos throughout the course. Prepare to be challenged, nurtured and inspired to do something more with your love of English.

For more details on interviews, please visit our PGCE website.

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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): £17,000

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

A second or first class honours degree containing a minimum of 50% content in English Literature, English Language or Linguistics with reasonable coverage of the National Curriculum.

All applicants must also hold qualifications in English language and mathematics at GCSE grade C or above (Grade 4 as of academic year 2016/17), or hold equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

260 UCAS points including an A or B in English Literature, English Language or combined English Language and Literature at A Level, excluding AS Levels, General Studies, and counting 3 best grades, or an equivalent qualification.

In addition to the requirements for the PGCE generally as outlined above, criteria for interview for the PGCE English course at the University of Manchester can be found on the PGCE website

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