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PGCE General Primary with QTS – Mathematics Specialism

University of Cumbria

12 months
13250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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We’ve designed our highly-rated PGCE General Primary with QTS – Mathematics Specialism specialism at University of Cumbria to support your journey all the way from student through to achieving status as a newly-qualified teacher.  

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Learn all the knowledge of PGCE General Primary but with a pathway in mathematics, so that you can hone your pedagogy in this area and be a specialist in school able to raise children’s achievements in maths, to get the best out of their learning.

You’ll learn through theory and plenty of first-hand experience, how to work within the National Curriculum framework, focus on the specific concepts in maths, as well as confidently devising and delivering interesting lessons to engage young minds across a broad spectrum of subjects in primary school. 

And, because our course has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built-in, you can apply for a position as a primary school teacher the minute you graduate.

Your Career with a PGCE Teaching Qualification

This PGCE General Primary with QTS – Mathematics Specialism at University of Cumbria can lead to a fulfilling career as a primary Maths teacher. Nine out of 10 of our graduates go into a professional teaching career or further education within six months of graduating. 

As this is a PGCE, it also includes some work at masters level, leading to 60 credits that can count towards an MA in Education.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Building Professional Understanding

  • Enhancing Professional Practice

  • Being a Teacher

  • Learning Teaching and Subject Knowledge 

  • Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

  • Cumbria Teacher of Reading

  • Beginning Professional Practice (placement module)

  • Developing Professional Practice (placement module)

  • Extending Professional Practice (placement module)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a first degree, or its equivalent with a minimum of 2:2 honours.
  • Three GCSEs at minimum grade C/4 or above to include English Language, Mathematics and Science (including Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

  • A satisfactory academic (university) reference AND a satisfactory professional reference if more than three years since academic study

  • The ability to discriminate key ideas and express arguments

  • All candidates must demonstrate professional suitability through interview and must obtain medical and enhanced DBS clearance according to established university procedures 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.


Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


  • Automatic tuition fee discount applied for all   EU/EEA/Swiss nationals, currently resident in Europe, who will be commencing their studies in 2022/23. The scholarship will reduce the level of tuition fees that are payable from the Overseas tuition rate to the Home / UK tuition fee .  If the course is of more than one year's duration the scholarship will be applied each year for the duration of the degree programme.

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