Information regarding our 2023/24 admissions cycle

Our 2023/24 postgraduate taught admissions cycle will open on Monday, 10 October. For most programmes, the application form will not open until this date.

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

Year of entry: 2023

Degree awarded
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Duration
1 year
Entry requirements
  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree in a physical science, e.g. 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

Apply through the government website

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Become an outstanding Physics 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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PGCE at The University of Manchester

Open days

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

You will find out more about the School of Environment, Education and Development, our resources, and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

Fees

Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:

  • PGCE (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £9,250
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,500

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

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. Learn more on the Department for Education website .

You can also find out about scholarships and bursaries on our funding page .

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Recruitment and Admissions Team
Telephone
0161 543 4710
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/education/pgce/
School/Faculty
See: The School .

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