University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth


On this course, you will study and learn about issues in mathematics education ranging from the theoretical to the practical, while teaching both at the university and in school.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, with approximately 50 per cent Mathematics content. GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade C or above, or equivalent. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance. All applicants must pass the National College for Teaching and Leadership's professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course. Applicants whose 1st language is not English, and who do not have GCSE English language at grade C or above,�require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component less than 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: Subject knowledge enhancement; ICT in the classroom; lesson planning; classroom management; research into the pedagogy and psychology of learning mathematics; special needs and inclusion; assessment; teaching and assessment.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: The development of your teaching skills; a formal assignment; an interview in which you will demonstrate the evidence collected towards the standards including your subject knowledge.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE (professional) Full-time - 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 9284 8299