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Teacher with primary age children in a classroom
PGCE Primary
Train to teach children aged 5 to 11 and gain Qualified Teacher Status.

PGCE Primary / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

GTTR code
Degree awarded
10 months
Entry requirements
  • A 2:1 or above honours degree in non-vocational subjects are preferred. Vocational subjects may be considered.
  • Applicants with a 2:2 honours degree may be considered but must be able to demonstrate evidence of higher academic attainment, e.g., through postgraduate study.
  • Two A-levels at grade C or above in non-vocational subjects.
  • Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language, mathematics and science, plus GCSE grade C in at least three other non-vocational subjects.
  • We recommend that applicants spend 5 days observing primary teaching following a UK curriculum prior to attending an interview, however this is not mandatory.
  • References - references should support the suitability of the candidate for teaching.
  • A personal statement.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

102 / 1500

How to apply

You should apply through  UCAS Teacher Training .

Applications or CVs sent directly to the University will not be considered.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • Become an outstanding primary school teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Study at the top university for Primary PGCE in the North of England (Good Teacher Training Guide 2017).
  • Enjoy extensive periods of classroom experience supported by outstanding tutors and mentors.
  • Open days

    Please see our  open day pages  for more information about forthcoming open days, taster sessions and twilight sessions.


    For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

    • PGCE (full-time)
      UK/EU students (per annum): £9,250
      International students (per annum): £18,000

    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.


    Home/EU students may be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan. Home students in England may also be eligible for a repayable student maintenance loan. The loans support available to PGCE students is similar to what is available for undergraduate students and information about government financial support for undergraduate students is available  here  . 

    If you have graduated in the last three years from The University of Manchester with a 1st class honours degree, you may also be eligible for our  Alumni Scholarship  .

    Information about additional funding options for September 2018 can be found on the  Department for Education website  .

    Contact details

    Academic department
    School of Environment, Education and Development
    Contact name
    PGCE Admissions Administrator
    +44 (0)161 275 8468 OR 3617
    +44 (0)161 275 3528
    Academic department overview
    See: The School .

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