Taught course

Teaching and Learning with QTS

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Entry requirements

Students will need to hold a Bachelor's degree equivalent to a 2:2 in England.

Students must have the equivalent of a good A Level in either Mathematics or Physics (depending on the pathway chosen).

As required by the Department of Education, students must complete the professional skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to or at the start the course.

Students must have IELTS average score of 6.5 with no grade less than 6. Students with an overall score of 6 with no grade less than 5.5 may apply for the St Mary's pre-sessional English course and upon successful completion will be considered to have reached 6.5 level.

Students will be required to complete a successful Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and have a successful interview prior to being accepted.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique programme offers you the opportunity to train as a teacher in England while studying for your Master's degree. This degree is designed to support the academic and professional development of international students who wish to study in London, develop as teachers and enhance their career prospects in England and in their home country. The focus on Mathematics or Physics reflects the national shortage of teachers in these areas and offers students the opportunity to contribute to teacher development and policy in schools and institutions internationally.

Our mission is to encourage, empower and support students to give, learn and belong to the St Mary's learning community. Our students are motivated to fulfil their potential, think critically and become global citizens through excellent, research-enriched teaching in a strong community of mutual respect, generosity of spirit and inclusiveness.

Building on our long tradition of excellent practice in teacher education, St Mary's provides a unique opportunity for international students through this professional Master’s degree. We are renowned for our caring student-centred approach: in 2016 we are ranked first in London for Student Satisfaction. We are ranked 'Outstanding' by Ofsted for Initial Teacher Training in both Primary and Secondary sectors.

The programme offers two distinctive pathways: Mathematics and Physics with opportunities to develop skills in teaching Mandarin.

Information for international students

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. English language requirements also apply.

Fees and funding

International students
Please check our website

For information about fees - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section of our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Lorna Goodwin
020 8240 4084