University of Sussex

University of Sussex


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

You must be a graduate of an approved institution of Higher Education or validating body from a course that is recognised as being equivalent to at least a second Class undergraduate Honours Degree. You must also have passed the equivalent of GCSE English and mathematics (grade C) and complete professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy. You must also have achieved a grade C GCSE or equivalent in a science subject. Evidence of having gained these qualifications must be provided at interview

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

All teachers are prepared to meet, and are regularly assessed against, a set of national professional standards, achievement of which is recognised by the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). In preparation for 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 PGCE 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. At all stages, assessment is shared between school-based professionals and university tutors.


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