Taught course

PGCE - Secondary School Teacher Training

University of East Anglia · School of Education and Lifelong Learning

Entry requirements

We prefer applicants to have some experience of working with young people, which might include experience in areas such as TEFL teaching, classroom assistant work, training of school-leavers, or private tuition. Click on the link to access further information about how you can gain school observational experience. You are advised to make clear your experience on your application.

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCE Secondary course prepares graduates to teach in secondary schools. The course is assessed against M Level criteria - leading to Qualified Teacher Status and 60 credits at Masters Level.

Information for international students

This programme is a 'full' cost programme and attracts a higher tuition fee than other postgraduate programmes. Candidates should hold IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students

Department for Education Training Bursaries are available for UK/EU Students only:

  • Degree classification First class - £9,000
  • Degree classification 2:1 - £4,000
Please contact the Department of Education website: www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching for further information.
Loans and grants are also available through Student Finance England for eligible candidates. Visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

PGCE Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 592855