PGCE Secondary Biology / 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 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.
- How to apply
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- Become an outstanding secondary school Biology teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
- Enjoy extensive periods of classroom experience supported by outstanding tutors and mentors.
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 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).
- 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 .
- School of Environment, Education and Development
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- Recruitment and Admissions Team
- +44 (0)161 543 4710
See: The School .
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