PGCE Secondary Economics and Business Education / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

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Degree awarded
PGCE
Duration
10 months
Entry requirements
  • 2:2 honours degree or above in economics or a related subject, with a minimum of 50% content directly related to economics (if you are unsure, please contact us to discuss your qualifications).
  • A strong academic record at A-level (or equivalent).
  • 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

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It's a real pleasure leading the PGCE Economics and Business Education courses at The University of Manchester, working with a set of colleagues with a broad range of expertise.

Teaching is the best job in the world: helping train new teachers provides a great sense of pride and inspiration especially when I visit schools and colleges, observing them teach. Our employment rates are very high and a number of our recent PGCE graduates are now mentors on the programme and run sessions on the course.

Bob Hindle / Subject Lead, PGCE Secondary Economics and Business Education
  • Become an outstanding secondary school Economics and Business Education 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

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 the academic year beginning September 2022, the tuition fees are 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. Find out more at the Department for Education website

You can find out more about the scholarships and bursaries on our funding page

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Recruitment and Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 0969
Email
School/Faculty
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