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PGCE Secondary Physics

Train to teach secondary-level Physics and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

PGCE Secondary Physics / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

GTTR code
F3X1
Degree awarded
PGCE
Duration
10 months
Entry requirements
  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree in a physical science (eg physics, mechanical or electrical engineering). At least half of your degree content should be strongly related to physics, if you are unsure, please contact us to discuss your qualifications.
  • Grade B in physics 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.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

UCAS Teacher Training

Please note, if you meet our minimum entry requirements but due to the high demand for the programme we are unable to make you an offer immediately, you may be placed on a waiting list. Candidates on a waiting list will receive an offer only if places become available.  

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Become an outstanding secondary school Physics teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Study courses rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted.
  • Enjoy extensive periods of classroom experience supported by outstanding tutors and mentors.

Open days

We hold regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and courses.

On this day, you will find out more about our resources, and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

We also attend the Department for Education's Train to Teach roadshows in Manchester and its surrounding region.

For more information, see  Open days

Fees

Fees for entry in have not been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2018 were 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.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 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.

For general fees information, please visit postgraduate fees

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

There are three types of Government funding available for teacher training:

  • tax-free bursary or scholarship;
  • tuition fee loan and maintenance loan;
  • extra financial support if you're a parent, or have an adult dependant or a disability.

Depending on your circumstances you could receive all three. Find out more at the Department for Education website .

You can find out more about the scholarships and bursaries we have available on our funding page .

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
PGCE Admissions Administrator
Telephone
0161 275 8468 OR 3617
Facsimile
0161 275 3528
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/education/pgce/
School/Faculty
See: The School .

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