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Secondary Education (QTS) - Mathematics

University of Birmingham

Postgraduate Diploma
9 months
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16995 GBP/full
9250 GBP/full
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About

The Secondary Education (QTS) - Mathematics programme offered by the University of Birmingham tries to develop a deep understanding of issues and complexities which surround the teaching and learning of mathematics.

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Overview

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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. 

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.

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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