University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Why study PGCE at the University of Exeter? - 6th in the UK for world leading and internationally excellent research in Education1 and influencer of national education policy - Ranked amongst the top five university providers of initial teacher training in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2015 - Consistently recognised by Ofsted and the National College for Teaching & Leadership as an outstanding provider of Primary and Secondary initial teacher education - Excellent graduate employment statistics, with 92 per cent of PGCE trainees who achieved QTS in the 2014-15 cohort securing a teaching post within a year of completion - Very high student satisfaction with 96 per cent of our former trainees rating our provision of training as good or very good (NQT survey 2015) - Partnership arrangements with over 250 schools - Fantastic choice of PGCE programmes making Exeter one of the 10 largest PGCE providers in the UK - A leader in the provision of phonics training and the South West Centre for the Cambridge Primary Review Network - Home to one of the largest education libraries in the UK

Course modules

Please note constituent modules and pathways may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. The University modules are designed to give you experience of all the subjects you will be expected to teach for your specified age range. The Primary Programme; If you are applying to the Primary programme you can specify a specialist subject from the options shown below. We also offer 'Primary Teaching and Learning', which is a new generalist route. Specialist studies is a real advantage when beginning your career as a teacher and is unique to the Exeter Primary PGCE programme. Specialist subjects available for ages 5-11 are: English; Humanities; Mathematics ; Science and Primary Teaching and Learning These specialisms prepare our trainees to become curriculum coordinators, a distinct advantage as they begin their career in teaching. Applicants therefore need to specify their chosen specialism and entry requires sufficient subject knowledge in that subject area. Find out more about these specialisms on our website The Secondary Programme; The Exeter Secondary PGCE programme trains you to teach the 11-18 age range. All coursework is designed to provide engaging and varied opportunities for you to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to achieve Qualified Teacher Status ( QTS). Dependent upon your degree subject, you can choose to teach; Find out more about these specialisms at the website Dance; English; History; Mathematics; Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish); Physical Education; Religious Education; Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Biology with Psychology)

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time September 2019 £ 16,900 per Academic year (International) 1 Years
PGCE Full-time September 2019 £ 9,250 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
PGCE Full-time September 2019 £ 9,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
PGCE Full-time September 2019 £ 9,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
PGCE Full-time September 2019 £ 9,250 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St Luke's Campus EX1 2LU South West

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