School of Education

University of Manchester

Primary Education

This course offers a specialism in modern languages and trainees, if appropriately qualified, may be offered the opportunity to study either French, German or Spanish; a strong commitment to equal opportunities and inclusiveness pervades every aspect of the programme, which attracts a large number of very able trainees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, ages, experiences and knowledge and skill bases; trainees on the programme include many individuals who are eventually destined to become leaders, managers, advisors and academics in a variety of educational contexts; the programme offers the range of experiences necessary to support and guide trainees as they develop into an excellent primary teachers with: An understanding of the nature of teacher professionalism; the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to strive for excellence in teaching; an attitude towards learning that promotes high expectations and values diversity and respect for all social and cultural backgrounds; the standards required for the award of Qualified Teacher Status; the ability to reflect upon evidence in order to inform both your practical actions and principles and values in educational settings; the course integrates placement based learning centrally throughout all elements of the programme which is delivered by a very robust partnership between The University of Manchester and 150 primary schools; the partnership extends across all the Greater Manchester LEAs and into Cheshire and Lancashire.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 in any subject; applicants must possess a qualification equivalent to GCSE English, mathematics; GCSE science at grade C or higher, can be in the process of being taken at the time of making an application; applicants must also have completed a minimum of 5 days observation experience in a UK state primary school prior to making an application; applicant must also possess a strong academic background at A-level and degree level, or equivalent; the University of Manchester operates a points-based system for assessment of academic qualifications, which takes account of the subjects studied in combination with the level of academic achievement in the subject.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

PGCE Admissions Administrator, School of Education
Telephone number: 
0161 275 37617