Engineers Teach Physics / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
PG Certificate in Education
10 Months
Entry requirements
  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree in engineering or material science degree. If your degree is not engineering or a related subject, please apply to our Physics course.
  • Grade B in physics 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.
All places are subject to availability. Due to increased competition, please be advised that there is no guarantee an offer will be made, even if you meet the minimum entry requirements.

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

Course overview

  • Continue your engineering career by getting into the classroom as outstanding secondary school Physics teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Use your practical skills and passion as engineer to inspire the future generation into understanding and improving the world around them.
  • Enjoy extensive periods of classroom experience supported by outstanding tutors and mentors on our courses rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted (Ofsted Report, 2019).
PGCE Secondary - Engineers Teach Physics

Open days

Find out what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting us on one of our open days. We also attend the Department for Education's Train to Teach events.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCE (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £9,250
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £22,500

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

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 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 of Environment, Education and Development
See: The School .

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