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Mathematics with Qualified Teacher Status MSc/PGCE

Mathematics with Qualified Teacher Status MSc/PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mathematics Teaching Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Our Mathematics with Qualified Teacher Status programme prepares future teachers to engage and motivate school students to be mathematical thinkers and not just learners of items in a mathematics curriculum. The course sits within the Mathematics Education Centre which has an international reputation for research into mathematics education. This means that the course is research-informed as well as practically-based. Sessions are taught by a highly experienced teacher and teacher trainer with sessions also run by teachers from partner schools with particular specialisms. These are some of the strengths and characteristics you’ll need to get into teaching and find it a fulfilling career: Great communication skills; Great organisations skills; A desire to bring out the best in people; Resilience, energy, stamina, and a willingness to shoulder responsibility; Flexibility and a willingness to adapt and get to grips with new developments; Self-awareness.

Our Mathematics Education Centre is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career. Coming from such a prestigious course where trainee teachers are encouraged to be reflective and develop their own style of teaching mathematics means that they are often sought after by schools, with many gaining jobs within our partnership schools. All trainees passing the Mathematics PGCE course have gone on to get jobs and the prospects for them are extremely good with opportunities as a mathematics teacher to progress to take on responsibilities within their school. Students can exit with PGCE award.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Your introduction to the teaching skills necessary to qualify as a specialist teacher of mathematics in a secondary school and to develop essential teaching competences.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification, which has at least 50% mathematics. If the degree has less mathematics content then a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course may be required before the start of the PGCE. In accordance with current government requirements, all applicants must be interviewed before a place can be offered in order to assess their suitability for teaching. It is normally expected that candidates should have had at least three full days’ experience in a state secondary school before applying for any programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status. Recent experience of working with young people will also be valuable experience although this is not a necessary requirement.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more

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