University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Modern Foreign Languages (7-14)

Those enrolled on any initial teacher education course learn to teach within schools in East and West Sussex and Brighton and Hove. School-led teacher education is provided by experienced mentors and professional tutors and is supported by university tutors throughout the year.

Entry requirements

A pass degree (or equivalent) that is subject relevant (50 per cent subject specific course content); GCSE in mathematics, English language and science at grade C; an appropriate written reference (the principal referee should be able to comment on the applicant's suitability for teaching and about any training or study the applicant has undertaken recently); compulsory face-to-face interview; for overseas applicants whose 1st language is not English: an overall score, plus the same for writing and speaking of: IELTS 7, TOEFL 600 TWE 5, CT 250.

Course modules

Core modules: Curriculum studies 1 (applying professional knowledge); professional knowledge for schools; professional practice 1; professional practice 2.

Assessment methods

In preparation for qualified teacher status (QTS), teachers prepare a portfolio of evidence of achievement, which charts progress over the academic year and includes evidence of lesson observations, engagement with professional development and self-designed teaching and learning materials. As an academic award, the course also provides opportunities to acquire up to 90 Masters-level credits through assignments, including the presentation of a professional portfolio in a viva at the end of the course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 14,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

Key information

School of Education and Social Work
Telephone number: 
01273 873238