Taught course

Education: Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Queen's University Belfast · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applications received after the closing date will be regarded as LATE and will be considered only if vacancies exist when all applications received by the closing date have been processed. Normally we do not consider ‘late’ applications before June at the earliest.

All students applying for this course must possess the following:

  • An Honours degree (and/or higher degree), or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University relevant to one of the subject areas of the course (English, Mathematics, Science, Modern Languages, Politics, Sociology, RE, ICT/Computing)
  • Degrees in cognate areas may be considered if the School deems that 50% or more of the modules studied are currently relevant to teaching the chosen subject

Applicants with an Honours degree, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Accounting or Engineering disciplines who are applying for PGCE Mathematics must possess A-level Mathematics at grade B or above at the time of application.

At the time of applying, all students must possess: a GCSE, at Grade C or above, or an acceptable equivalent, in both English language and Mathematics at the time of application. Depending on the subject area, a minimum degree classification may be required. We reserve the right to enhance the shortlisting criteria for heavily over-subscribed subjects.

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCE programme aims to develop students' competence and confidence in the teaching of their chosen subject specialism and in the general professional role of the teacher.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/CourseFinder/

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Ruth McKittrick
+44 (0)28 9097 5928