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Education (English), Postgraduate Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) ,
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (English)  at King's College London gives trainees practical and theoretical ideas on the teaching of English as well as modelling ways in which English can be taught in the classroom. 

About

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (English)  at King's College London is led by an experienced team of English educators with a reputation for excellence in their training methods.

Key Benefits

  • PGCE courses at King’s are rated Outstanding by Ofsted. One reason is the strong research base which informs the course. In the last research assessment exercise, the department was rated second in the UK (REF, 2014).
  • Excellent links to cultural institutions such as the Globe and the National Theatre that expand learning beyond the confines of the classroom
  • A working partnership with a broad range of up to 150 schools in London and beyond, providing unique opportunities to learn how to teach a diverse mix of students.
  • Two assessed pieces of coursework give you 60 Master’s-level credits – a third of an MA – which puts you well on the way to a Master’s degree in your chosen profession. 

Career prospects

The majority of trainees go into teaching or other areas of education; many become heads of departments or members of senior management teams; some take up careers in educational administration in the advisory or inspection services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studying Policy & Professional Studies 
  • Focused Pedagogical Resources 
  • Professional Practice in Education 
  • School Data 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    There is no specific deadline for applications. Applications will be considered subject to the availability of places.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
    • Duration description
      37 weeks, FT
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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

The PGCE programmes all require a minimum of a bachelor's degree with at least 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent). A variety of subjects will be acceptable:
  • Single  honours English or joint honours (with English as half)
  • Academic theatre studies degrees (but candidates have to make up the gaps in subject knowledge during the course of the year)
  • Communications, media or linguistic degrees, depending on what the degree entailed (in particular, any substantial amount of textual examination).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18900 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

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