Taught course

Primary Education

University of Southampton · Southampton Education School

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Entry requirements

A UK bachelors degree with GCSEs (or equivalent) in English language, mathematics and Science, preferably double or triple, at grades A*-C/9-4, passed Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy, a clear (or approved) enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a satisfactory health check

Months of entry


Course content

Join a Primary PGCE programme at the University of Southampton to equip yourself with the very latest education research and practice.

• Education at the University of Southampton is ranked 4th in the UK (The Complete University Guide, 2022)

• In partnership with over 200 local schools and colleges

• Versatile programme structure to support your route into teaching

• Opportunities to study abroad

Each programme will provide you with extensive, supervised school or college experience during your study. You’ll engage with research-led approaches to enhance the quality of teaching you can offer your students and begin your career with confidence.

You'll develop into a confident teacher who can improve the progress and outcomes of the children you teach. Our PGCE Primary courses also allow you to gain credits towards a master’s degree. This will strengthen your career prospects and progression even further.

You’ll join a close-knit and diverse learning community, we offer an exceptional academic experience, with small-group teaching that allows you to explore topics in depth and plenty of support to ensure you achieve your potential. Talk to us for support through the consideration and application process.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
023 8059 3473