PGCE Secondary Chemistry

University of Manchester, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, Faculty of Humanities

Course Options
  • PGCEFull-time10 months

Notes about fees for this course

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCE (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases
    International students (per annum): £17,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Course Information

This course will train you to become a chemistry teacher across the 11-16 or 11-18 age range. It will prepare you to teach the National Curriculum and related national strategies, GCSE and A level. Completion of this 10 month course leads to both a postgraduate qualification and qualified teacher status (QTS).

The course combines master's level academic study of science education with a range of school experiences. Approximately two-thirds of your time will be spent in our partnership schools and colleges developing your practical teaching skills with the support of trained science mentors and experienced teachers. When on placement, you will observe and teach classes under the guidance of an experienced science teacher mentor, improving your skills in planning, teaching and assessment.

Throughout the course you will learn how to:

  • Develop the confidence and competence of all pupils in thinking scientifically.
  • Teach and assess pupils' understanding of the different branches of science.
  • Help pupils to develop as independent and collaborative learners.
  • Use practical exercises, information and communication technology (ICT) and `the real world' in the teaching of science.

What our students say:

The course has been fantastic, the experience and most importantly the confidence I have developed whilst being on the PGCE is beyond anything I could have imagined. Yes it has been tough, but it has been completely worth it!

For more details on interviews, please visit our PGCE website.

Entry Requirements For This Course

All applicants require a strong academic record at A level or equivalent and at degree level including a 2:2 honours degree or above in a science related subject. At least half of your degree should have content strongly related to Chemistry.  You will require a strong academic record at A-level or equivalent: you should have at least grade B in Chemistry (or a C if you can demonstrate sustained academic attainment since A-level) and at least one other science or maths subject at A-level.  All applicants must also hold qualifications in English language and mathematics at GCSE grade C or above (Grade 4 or above as of academic year 2016/17), or hold equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

Full entry requirements