Taught course

PGCE Primary

University of Roehampton · Department of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants must: a) satisfy the general entrance regulations of the University of Roehampton; b) have attained in Mathematics, Science and in English Language the standard required to achieve a grade C in the GCSE examination (a test in Mathematics is offered for those who do not hold the qualification in the subject); c) hold a degree awarded in the UK or by an approved University outside the UK or a graduate-equivalent qualification recognized by the University of Roehampton (the degree or graduate-equivalent qualification should relate to the need of the programme and the primary curriculum). This should usually be at a 2.1 level or higher unless candidates can demonstrate sufficient other evidence which may indicate a high chance of success at level 7; d) have a broad-based educational background, can read effectively and be able to communicate well in spoken and written English; e) have experience of work with children or recent and relevant experience in school with awareness of the issues concerning teachers and schools; f) pass an interview which assesses potential for successful completion of the programme; g) demonstrate a deep mathematical knowledge (Mathematics specialist applicants) h) have met the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach via a declaration of health and/or medical examination; i) hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. j) meet the work experience criteria set out in the relevant School Direct guidelines from the DfE (School Direct salaried applicants)

Months of entry


Course content

Primary teaching is both a rewarding career and provides a great starting salary. At Roehampton, we can offer you an excellent chance of succeeding in this profession.

If you join us, you will train at one of the UK’s leading and longest-running providers of teacher education. Our tutor team includes expert classroom teachers and research-engaged university staff. The expertise and enthusiasm of our staff is the greatest strength of the course: in the most recent official survey of newly qualified teachers, 95% rated the Roehampton course as very good or good (2014 Primary NQT Survey).

Information for international students

The level of English required is ACADEMIC IELTS at 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
10 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Professional practice50

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 8392 3232