Taught course

PGCE in Mathematics

University of York · Department of Educational Studies

Entry requirements

The basic qualification is a degree or a degree equivalent relevant to the subject(s) to be taught. In assessing the appropriateness of degree courses where the degree title does not match a teaching subject, an applicant must be able to demonstrate that the degree contains sufficient study of the teaching subject. Applications are welcomed from candidates who have done some teaching or have been employed in some other occupation, or who have done some voluntary service, either in this country or abroad. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

At York you will join a highly committed group of trainee teachers developing their skills in the university PGCE partnership.

You will participate in university based session (including formal presentations, whole and small group discussions and practical workshops) led by experienced staff, guest speakers and teachers from schools.

The University based course is closely linked to a programme of classroom experiences in our partnership schools and in school you will benefit from a strong system of mentor support. Your training will encourage you to reflect on what you learn and experience, so that you can make secure progress during the year.

The course combines a practical approach with a strong theoretical basis and qualifies you to teach Mathematics at 11-16 (with post-16 enhancement), providing opportunities for you to develop your particular interests in the different age ranges and across the spectrum of abilities.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 322524