PGCE Secondary School Direct (Geography) / Overview
Year of entry: 2024
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- Degree awarded
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
- 1 year
- Entry requirements
- Minimum 2:2 honours degree in geography or a related subject (e.g. environmental management, environmental sciences, geology, or planning and development). If you are unsure, please contact us to discuss your qualifications.
- 104 UCAS points at A-level. In addition, applicants who do not have a geography degree must have a B in geography at A-level.
- Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics.
- How to apply
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- Become an outstanding Geography 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.
Look at our virtual open day content to help you learn more about the University.
You will be able to watch videos about the University, including accommodation, student finance and course-specific sessions.
We'll update our website once plans for PGCE-specific 2022 recruitment events are confirmed.
We also attend the Department for Education's virtual Train to Teach events .
Fees for entry in 2024 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2023 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): £9,250
International, including EU, students (per annum): £22,000
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).
There are two types of government funding available for Geography teacher training:
- 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 both. Find out more at the Department for Education website .
You can find out more about the scholarships and bursaries on our funding page .
In addition, a £1,000 fee reduction is available to University of Manchester graduates who achieved a first-class honours degree. Those applying will need to apply within three years of receiving their degree.
You do not need to apply separately; you will be automatically considered based on your application for the course.
Courses in related subject areas
Use the links below to view lists of courses in related subject areas.
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You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Manchester, including our Degree Regulations and Complaints Procedure, on our regulations website.