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Secondary Physics with Mathematics with QTS PGCE

Secondary Physics with Mathematics with QTS PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Physics (General) Sciences Teaching Teaching In Secondary Schools Mathematics Teaching

Course type


Course Summary

Our PGCE Physics with Mathematics is aimed at students who show an aptitude in both subjects and who wish to combine the skills of two shortage areas. On completion of this PGCE trainees will be able to teach Physics 11-19 and Mathematics to at least KS3.Physics and Maths teaching are stated government priorities nationally and therefore attractive bursaries are available to support your training. We will offer a range of teaching opportunities, which we believe, will enhance the training experience. Support throughout is provided through a university tutor as well as a school mentor and the delivery will be by a combination of school based training and classroom experience. Subject knowledge enhancement courses in Physics are available to ensure that trainees are fully familiar with the content of the school curriculum. We aim to develop analytical, successful and enthusiastic beginning teachers who are fully aware of the excitement and challenges which lie ahead and who can work effectively in a variety of educational settings. We offer a broad range of opportunities for postgraduate study, including MSc STEM, MAs in Education, Educational Leadership and Management and Inclusive Education and SEN. Our Education and Social Research Institute provides opportunities to study to PhD level.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Developing knowledge and understanding of teachers' professional responsibilities
Learning and teaching strategies
Promoting an inclusive learning and teaching environment
Managing students' behaviour
Planning and evaluating students' learning
Working in multi-professional teams
Creating a climate for learning in the classroom

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

Applicants will normally have a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification. Your degree needs to support the subject knowledge requirements of the National Curriculum for Physics. For exceptional candidates, particularly those with substantial relevant work experience in schools or relevant occupations, we will consider applications from those who hold a 3rd class degree.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great modern university located in the global city of Manchester, a city renowned for excellence, innovation, creativity and sport. The University has one of the widest range of postgraduate study options; from part-time to full-time, short courses to continuing professional development, Masters of Arts / Science and longer-term Research and PhD opportunities across many subject areas. Manchester is...more