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PGCE Secondary School Direct Science: Biology (11-16 or 11-18)
Gain Qualified Teacher Status and benefit from specific school selection and training in biology.

PGCE Secondary School Direct Science: Biology (11-16 or 11-18) / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
PG Certificate in Education
Duration
10 months
Entry requirements
  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree in a biological science with at least half of the content strongly related to biology (if you are unsure, please contact us to discuss your qualifications)
  • Grade B in biology at A-level (or equivalent), or grade C if you can demonstrate sustained academic progression since A-level, and at least one other science or maths A-level.
  • Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics.
  • References which support the suitability of the candidate for teaching
  • A personal statement 

A personal statement should make clear:

  • The candidate's commitment to and enthusiasm for teaching;
  • their rationale for applying to be a teacher in their subject; 
  • an awareness of the role and responsibilities of the teacher;
  • relevant experience suggesting suitability for the role; 
  • a good standard of written English.

Full entry requirements

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
PGCE Y N N N

Course overview

  • Become an outstanding Biology teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Benefit from selection and training by a specific school in Greater Manchester
  • Enjoy extended periods of career-boosting on-the-job experience
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Fees

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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Generous, tax-free funding is available to the best graduates training in a range of subjects. You could get a bursary of £26,000.

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

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  .

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
PGCE Admissions Team
Telephone
0161 275 8468 OR 3617
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/education/pgce/
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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