PGCE Secondary History / Overview

Year of entry: 2023

Degree awarded
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Duration
1 year
Entry requirements
  • Minimum 2:1 honours degree in history or a related subject.
  • 104 UCAS points including a B in history or a related subject 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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There is nothing to match the thrill of working with bright, passionate and committed teachers as they begin their careers and I am honoured to lead the PGCE History course here at the University of Manchester.

Over the past 4 years I've had the pleasure of working with an incredibly diverse range of providers, including some of the best History teachers in the North West, to create a vibrant and stimulating PGCE programme. We are proud of our outstanding outcomes for employment and are committed to providing schools with knowledgeable, critically reflective and well-trained History teachers. We look forward to working with you.

Tom Donnai / Subject Leader, PGCE Secondary History
  • Become an outstanding secondary school History teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Enjoy extensive periods of classroom experience supported by outstanding tutors and mentors.

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
+44 (0)161 543 4710
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/education/study/pgce/secondary/
School/Faculty
See: The School .

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