Taught course

PGCE Economics

UCL - University College London · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a lower second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in an Economics-related subject. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Good. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Economics PGCE prepares students to teach Economics across the 14–19 age range. Tutors promote interactive teaching and learning and a collaborative ethos is encouraged. We draw on current research at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and elsewhere to inform our teaching and encourage students to engage with recent debates and literature in the field.

Teaching on the Economics PGCE is delivered by skilled classroom practitioners who have extensive experience in teaching economics and business, as well as in school leadership, educational research and consultancy and practical experience from industry.

Students participate in lectures and seminars designed to enhance their development as teachers. These interactive sessions will cover how children learn, assessment, lesson planning, behaviour management and subject-specific pedagogy.

We offer placements through our partnership with over 200 secondary schools and colleges in Greater London and beyond, which enable each of our students to become a skilled and confident teacher.

1 year;

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


The Secondary PGCE is delivered via keynote lectures, subject lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and directed study days at the IOE as well as time spent in placements. Assessment is by practical teaching, assignments and portfolio tasks.

Students will also record their progress in a Career Entry and Development Profile statement. This will form part of an ongoing portfolio charting the student's continuing professional development.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214