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PGCE Secondary English / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

GTTR code
Q3X1
Degree awarded
PGCE
Duration
10 months
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, 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

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
30 / 400
How to apply
To apply for a PGCE course at the University of Manchester you must apply through UCAS Teacher Training. Please visit the UCAS website for further details. 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
PGCE Y N N N

Course description

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 .

Open days

Thinking about teaching? We are holding an open evening for anyone thinking about a career in teaching on Thursday 28 th January 2016, 6pm to 8pm. Come along to find out all about our PGCEs, with presentations on primary and secondary PGCE courses and the opportunity to speak to subject specialists and admissions staff. The open evening will take place in the Arthur Lewis Building (building 36 on the campus map ). 

Register here

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCE (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £15,500

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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

If you have graduated in the last three years from The University of Manchester with a 1st class honours degree, we will grant you a £1000 tuition fee discount.

For September 2016, graduates with a 1st class degree (or a PhD) are eligible for a Department of Education bursary of £9,000; graduates with a 2:1 degree (or a master's) are eligible for £4,000. You do not need to apply for a bursary - if you are enrolled and meet the eligibility criteria, you will begin receiving payment by instalments from October. Graduates with a degree gained outside of the UK should contact us.

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. Amounts are dependent on your household income. Loans are provided by Student Finance England and repayments will start once you are earning over £21,000 per year.

Home students in England may also be eligible for a non-repayable maintenance grant or a non-repayable special support grant to help towards living costs. Amounts are dependent on household income.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
PGCE Admissions Administrator
Telephone
0161 275 8468 OR 3617
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 3528
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/education/pgce/
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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