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.
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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Subject-based teaching methods
- School-based work
- Whole-school issues
- 9 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Apply online through the UCAS Teacher Training portal. We recommend you apply as early as possible as the course becomes full well before summer.
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- 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
International16995 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16995 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
- 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
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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Check the official programme website for potential updates.