Entry requirements

All applicants are required on entry to hold a UK degree or equivalent qualification. Normally we would ask that 50% of your degree is in the subject you wish to teach. In addition you must hold English Language and Mathematics at GCSE - grade C or above. Admission to the course is subject to a satisfactory medical report as you are required to meet the standards of 'Fitness to teach'. All applicants offered a conditional place on the programme have to complete forms for this disclosure. In addition, you will be required to disclose any previous criminal record.

Months of entry


Course content

The course explores the inextricable links between theory and practice. You are encouraged to develop a principled approach to teaching based on your own informed theory of teaching and learning English. This will be firmly based on experiences and observations within the classroom setting. You are encouraged to be supportive, to adopt collaborative ways of working and to enjoy yourself.

We work closely with partnership schools to ensure that you develop an in-depth understanding of the English curriculum. This ensures a course that is relevant to the changing demands of English teaching.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Education web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+ 44 (0) 115 951 5559