Entry requirements

Academic requirements GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent, from a recognised university (masters and PhDs also count towards entry requirements. A masters degree will be considered as a second class upper degree and a PhD as a first. This will also apply to international applicants. For all other UK qualifications please refer to the UCAS website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Bring your graduate expertise, and skills to the teaching of your subject specialism to children of all abilities aged 11-18. This programme will qualify you for the 11-16 national standards for qualified teacher status (QTS) set by the Department for Education, and includes a 24-week placement, which will sharpen your skills and fully prepare you for your future teaching career. This programme is also available as a School Direct route into teaching.

Pathways are available in Art and Design; Drama; English; Geography; Mathematics; Music; Biology; Chemistry and Physics. The programme prepares you for classroom teaching and involves you in scholarly activity and research.

  • Access a range of bursary and funding options.
  • Benefit from support from both your faculty tutor and school mentors.
  • Stand out as a subject specialist with the knowledge, personal qualities and standards of professional competence necessary to stimulate the imagination of children and to maintain and improve standards in schools.
  • Opportunities for continued professional development and to learn about the relationship between educators and society.
  • Make use of the latest technologies and developments in teaching and gain experience in developing resources for your subject.
  • Leave with the skills, knowledge and experience to begin your career teaching art and design to children of all abilities 11-18.
  • Free teacher training support from the Department for Education's Premier Plus programme.

Information for international students

If you have overseas qualifications you can check how they compare with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, who provide an advisory service.
If English is not your first language then we’ll need evidence of your proficiency in English as follows:
  • IELTS at level 7 in all four components or GCSE in English Language at grade C or above.
  • IELTS at level 6.5 provided that it was used to meet the entry requirement for a postgraduate degree completed in the UK.
  • IELTS at level 6 provided that it was used to meet the entry requirement for an undergraduate degree completed in the UK.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£13,000

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1752 585858