PGCE Secondary Physics with Maths at University of Manchester - UCAS

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Course summary

PGCE Secondary Science (Physics with Maths) will train you to become a Physics and Maths teacher across the 11 to 16 or 11 to 18 age range and being qualified to teach both these shortage subjects will increase your employability. You will be trained to teach across all sciences up to KS3. The course will prepare you to teach the National Curriculum and related national strategies, GCSE and A-level. Completion leads to both a postgraduate qualification and recommendation for qualified teacher status (QTS). University-based sessions will enable you to reflect on teaching methods and engage critically with the Science curriculum. Experienced teachers will work alongside PGCE tutors, plus visitors from exam boards and the Institute of Physics. Some sessions are run with the University's science departments to benefit fully from the University's resources, and with Manchester Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 honours degree in a physical science, e.g. physics, mechanical or electrical engineering. At least half of your degree content should be strongly related to physics (if you are unsure, please contact us to discuss your qualifications). 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees for entry in 2024 have not yet been set.

Sponsorship information

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.

PGCE Secondary Physics with Maths at University of Manchester - UCAS