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PGCE Secondary Business Education

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Fact file

GTTR code
N1X1
Degree awarded
PGCE
Duration
10 months
Entry requirements

All applicants require a strong academic record at A level or equivalent and at degree level including a 2:2 class honours degree or higher in Business, Management or Economics or a related subject with a content of which 50% or above is directly related to Business Education.   

All applicants must also hold qualifications in English language and mathematics at GCSE grade C or above, or hold equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

Full entry requirements

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

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Course description

This course will prepare you to become a teacher of business education across the 14 -19 age range. It combines master's level academic study of business education with a range of school and college experiences. Completion of the 10 month course leads to both a postgraduate qualification and qualified teacher status (QTS).

More than two-thirds of your time will be spent in our partnership schools and colleges, where you will develop practical teaching skills with the support of trained mentors and established teachers. You will have the opportunity to visit a range of educational establishments, in particular outstanding local sixth form colleges, to hone your skills and understanding of specific teaching theory and practice.

Collaborative learning and formative teaching will allow you to develop the knowledge and capabilities of students in your own classrooms in all aspects of business education, including business studies, economics, and accounting and key vocational business qualifications.  You will be taught by a teaching team with a nationally recognised reputation for research, teaching and publications in business education.

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

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCE (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £14,500

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

The University of Manchester Alumni Bursary

If you have graduated in the last three years from The University of Manchester with a first class honours degree, we will grant you a £1000 discount on your PGCE Secondary Business Education tuition fees.

Student Loans

Home and EU students may be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their tuition fees. Home students in England may also be eligible for a repayable student maintenance loan to help towards their living costs. The amount you are eligible for is dependent on your household income. The loans are provided by Student Finance England. Repayments for tuition fee loans and maintenance loans will start once you are earning over £21,000 per annum.

For more information, please visit the Student Finance England website.

Maintenance/Special Support Grants

Home students in England may be eligible for a non-repayable maintenance grant or a non-repayable special support grant to help towards their living costs. The amount you are eligible for is dependent on your household income.

For more information, please visit the Student Finance England website.

Contact details

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

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