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Secondary Education (QTS) - Mathematics

University of Birmingham

9 months
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20430 GBP/full
9250 GBP/full
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About

The Secondary Education (QTS) - Mathematics programme from University of Birmingham leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and offers 120 credits towards our MA in Teaching Studies. Our specialist programme, which offers high quality training and support, will prepare you to teach in the 11-18 age range and is run in close partnership with schools.

Overview

On the Secondary Education (QTS) - Mathematics programme from University of Birmingham, you will be challenged to develop informed and justified decisions about how you approach your teaching, in order to enable you to continue to develop over your career. You will also benefit from our unique collaboration with the University of Birmingham School as well a wide range of partner schools, including mixed comprehensive, single sex, religious and selective schools and sixth form colleges. The diverse communities we serve will enrich your experience on the PGDipEd Mathematics course. 

You may be eligible for bursaries of up to £24,000 (depending on qualifications) in line with the government’s priority to attract more well qualified Mathematics teachers or a scholarship of £26,000 in lieu of a bursary from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) in collaboration with the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), The Mathematical Association (MA), Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), and the National STEM Learning Centre. 

Career

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

  • The programme will include the study of subject-based teaching methods as well as the study of broader whole school issues.  
  • A variety of teaching styles and approaches to learning will be used in the presentation of the themes. 
  • These include University-based lectures, small group seminars and workshops, school-based work with pupils and teachers, and work undertaken individually or with other groups of students. 
  • The course will not pretend that teaching Mathematics is straightforward, because it is not! Our sessions will rarely be of the form of a lecture, instead we will use activities and discussion as the main way of working. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Apply online through the UCAS Teacher Training portal. 

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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 may also apply and satisfactory completion of a Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme may then be set as a condition of any offer.
  • A GCSE in Mathematics and English (Grade 4 or above*) or an equivalent qualification must be attained before making your application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20430 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20430 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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