• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration

About

The Secondary Education (QTS) - Mathematics programme offered by the University of Birmingham received the top grade in all areas in the last Ofsted subject inspection.

At the University of Birmingham we believe we should provide student teachers with the highest level of teacher training possible, and this is why we offer a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd also known as a PGDE) rather than a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Both qualifications lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) but the PGDipEd also offers the equivalent of 120 credits towards a master (out of 180 credits), which makes it a highly rewarding course by combining both theory and practice. 

Careers

Many local schools have a high regard for Birmingham mathematics PGDipEd (QTS) students and we have an excellent record of students gaining jobs at the end of the course. Many of our ex-students are now Heads of Departments in our partnership schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Subject-based teaching methods 
  • School-based work 
  • Whole-school issues

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    • Apply online through the UCAS Teacher Training portal. We recommend you apply as early as possible as the course becomes full well before summer. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
    • Duration description
      • 36 Weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All applicants to the Secondary PGDipEd(QTS) Mathematics course must hold a degree from a of a UK Higher Education Institution or equivalent qualification. This will normally be a minimum 2:2 classification and will be a condition of any offer where the degree has not already been awarded
  • We will expect your degree to not only have a high mathematics content but it will also have a range and depth of mathematics which might be found in at least 50% of a mathematics degree
  • Graduates in other degrees who have a good pass in A level Mathematics are also invited to apply and satisfactory completion of a Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme may then be set as a condition of any offer

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16995 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16995 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Home/EU students will be eligible to apply for statutory support from their relevant funding agency
  • The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) in collaboration with the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Mathematical Association (MA), Maths in Education and Industry (MEI) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) offers home students a £22,000 scholarship for those who are eligible, in lieu of the bursary. There will be six application rounds throughout the year

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