University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Primary Education (Subject Specialist Mathematics)

The course has 2 parts and is designed and delivered in partnership with local schools. The university part develops students' understanding of theoretical and practical issues inherent in the teaching of mathematics and whole school issues within the primary curriculum. The school-based practice enables students to apply what they have learned in the classroom. Students undertake 3 main areas of study: professional studies; core mathematics; specialist mathematics. In addition, they are introduced to the other core subjects of English and science, to help them gain an understanding of the wider primary curriculum. The school-based placements enable students to put into practice what they have learned and to develop and refine their teaching skills. They have the opportunity to teach mathematics and to experience the wider primary curriculum in 2 different schools.

Entry requirements

A good Honours 1st degree in the specialist subject or a good Honours 1st degree with demonstrable specialist subject content or a good Honours 1st degree and A-level in mathematics, normally at grades A or B; applicants must have GCSE passes (or equivalent) at grade C or above in English, mathematics and science, on application; candidates must also have at least 5 days teaching experience within a mainstream primary school, on application; students must provide a satisfactory health declaration form; complete an enhanced CRB/police check; complete a declaration of Suitability to Teach; adhere to a Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practise


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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University Admissions Office
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