University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Education Studies

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 1st- or 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree and normally at least 3 years' experience of work in education or a related area. We also offer an entry route via Accreditation of Prior Learning. Applicants submit a portfolio of continuing-professional-development activities conducted at work, which contributes to their 1st 30-credit course. This entry route is particularly useful for teachers who have recently completed an NQT, threshold or other professional-development portfolio. The credits can be used towards the MA, PGDip or PGCert in Education Studies.

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time - 2 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 678447