PGCE Secondary German / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
PGCE
Duration
10 months
Entry requirements
  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree. If you are not a native German speaker, approximately 50% or more of your degree content should have focused on German.
  • A strong academic record at A-level (or equivalent), including French, German or Spanish.
  • You should also be able to speak a second language (French or Spanish). If this is at beginners' level, you would be required to develop it through a funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement course, available at various institutions.
  • Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

UCAS Teacher Training

This programme has now reached capacity for September 2021 entry and as such no further applications are being considered. Applications for September 2022 entry will be accepted from October 2021. 

Course options

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

Course overview

Naomi Rittey

I chose to study at The University of Manchester because I thought training in a city like Manchester would offer me many different experiences, chances, and types of school.

The tutors are super dedicated to teaching us all that they know; they all come with their own experiences, stories, and advice. Our tutors share this with us to help us develop as teachers ourselves. They are always there if you need anything and have answers and advice for whatever you need. It has been a big part of the PGCE having such support and input.

Naomi Rittey / PGCE Secondary Modern Languages student
  • Become an outstanding secondary school German teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Study courses rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted (Ofsted Report, 2019).
  • Enjoy extensive periods of classroom experience supported by outstanding tutors and mentors.

Open days

We are carefully reviewing all of our recruitment events in light of the developing coronavirus outbreak. View the latest updates on measures we are taking.

As we're unable to host on-campus visits, or attend events like UCAS and overseas recruitment fairs at the moment, take a 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 2021 events are able to be confirmed.

We also attend the Department for Education's virtual Train to Teach roadshows.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCE (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £9,250
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,000

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.

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
Recruitment and Admissions Team
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/education/pgce/
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