Taught course

PGCE Mathematics (QTS)

Middlesex University London · Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries

Entry requirements

  • We normally require a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above with at least 50% mathematics content supported by a strong A Level (or equivalent) in relevant subjects
    We also accept the equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or any other appropriately accredited provider. We cannot accept functional skills or key skills or IELTS
    Further requirements
    The following requirements are set out in the Initial Teacher Training Criteria document. You must have:
    GCSE grade C / grade 4 in English and mathematics or standard equivalent
    been subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check and/or any other appropriate background check
    To strengthen applications it is recommended that you have obtained, or have set up to obtain, recent and relevant experience within state secondary school settings in England.

Months of entry


Course content

An exciting cocktail of creativity, problem-solving and logical reasoning, mathematics is an essential part of many professions and everyday life. And from the early study of astronomy to the recent creation of Facebook, mathematics has always been at the heart of life-changing discoveries. Are you ready to empower the next generation of mathematical pioneers?

Why study PGCE Mathematics (QTS) at Middlesex University?

Mathematics teachers are in great demand and this course enables you to meet the national standards for the award of qualified teacher status. Combining theory and practice, you will comprehensively investigate the structure of the mathematics curriculum, considering numbers and algebra, shape, space and measures, and handling data. You will be encouraged to provide evidence of your own development in teaching and learning.

Under the guidance of our team of experts, students become involved in designing, producing, teaching and evaluating a range of materials currently used to support mathematics in the secondary school.

We have excellent relationships with schools in London, Essex and Hertfordshire and during your studies, you will have the opportunity to undertake teaching placements in at least two secondary schools, allowing you the chance to acquire skills in the application of new technologies in teaching and learning. Schools are carefully selected to suit each individual and expose them to a wide variety of imaginative and thought provoking learning strategies. Key experts from our partner schools will always be on hand to offer invaluable mentoring and support.

Course highlights

You will have the opportunity to undertake an enhanced placement in a third educational setting

Middlesex University provides links with wider educational providers to give you an experience of leading learning

You will learn from experienced and personalised tutors who are subject specialists

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time students: £9,250 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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