University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

English (Secondary Education)

This initial teacher training course equips you to share your passion for English with young people and inspire them to fulfil their potential.The course prepares you for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is an essential qualification for teaching in state-maintained schools The course has 2 strands. The 1st strand is based at the University and provides a solid grounding in theory and practical issues. The 2nd strand is based in partner schools where you will undertake practical teaching experience.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from holders of an honours degree (at least a 2.2) in English Literature and/or English Language. We will also consider other equivalent qualifications. Applicants should have at least grade C in GCSE mathematics and English (or equivalent). Additional requirements include DBS Enhanced Disclosure, completion of a medical pro forma and completion of the Teaching Agency skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course.

Course modules

Modules may include: MA: Development of learning: a case study; negotiated individual study in education; advanced pedagogical practice; leading organisational effectiveness in education and training; assessment theory into pedagogical practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written work, evidence profiles and assessment of your teaching practice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sunderland SR1 3SD North East

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Key information

Faculty of Education and Society Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
0191 515 3845