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Postgraduate Certificate in Education - Secondary School Direct (Geography) / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
PG Certificate in Education
Duration
10 months
Entry requirements
  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree in geography or a related subject, e.g., environmental management or environmental sciences. A minimum of 50% of your degree content should be geography related.
  • 260 UCAS points including a B in geography or a related subject at A-level, excluding AS-levels, General Studies, and counting your three best A-level grades (or equivalent qualifications).
  • Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics.

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

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCE Y N N N

Course description

The PGCE Geography course consists of a variety of learning experiences designed for those wishing to train as teachers. The majority of the course focuses on training in teaching and learning related skills. This is underpinned by the development of participants' knowledge and understanding of educational theories, ideas and concepts and by enhancing their awareness of current educational issues and developments. The Secondary course prepares graduates to teach the National Curriculum and related national strategies, GCSE, AS and A2 level. For the purposes of gaining Qualified Teacher Status, trainees focus on the 11-18 age range. Learning takes place through a number of school and university based elements. There will be extended periods of school experience which will provide opportunities to work in a Primary setting and to teach in at least two different Secondary Schools.  A total of approximately 25 weeks during the PGCE will be spent experiencing and working in different types of School.

Our School Direct routes involve joint selection of candidates by Schools and University tutors.  When choosing a School Direct route, applicants should identify the particular arrangement that the School Direct Lead School has made for delivery of School Direct with the University of Manchester as these will involve different patterns of training.  Applicants should also clarify the 'expectations' to employ by the Lead School. 

For September 2018 entry our School Direct Training Partners are:

For full information on this course please visit the School of Environment, Education and Development's  Manchester Institute of Education website.

Open days

Please see our  open day pages  for up-to-date information about forthcoming open days, taster sessions and twilight sessions

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 £26,000 bursary or be awarded a prestigious scholarship - which provides additional support and benefits throughout your training year.

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
THE PGCE ENGLISH COURSE CON
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/education/
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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