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PGCE Primary - general (with Mathematics)

PGCE Primary - general (with Mathematics)

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Mathematics (General) Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary


This programme is for postgraduate students (School Direct Primary PGCE route or Core Primary PGCE route) who have a particular strength and enthusiasm for mathematics, who want to develop their mathematics teaching further, but also seek to qualify as a generalist primary teacher.

Students will complete all the modules that a PGCE student teacher would complete for the generalist programme, but you will also complete a supplementary module in mathematics. In order to take up this opportunity we ask for a minimum qualification of an A (or 7) grade at GCSE. If you have an A level grade B or higher you are entitled to a bursary to undertake this module.

Career options

Careers in teaching plus a number of our graduates go on to management and leadership roles within schools and other education settings, charity roles, policy advice, national assessment and curriculum development.


The Core Curriculum module focuses on subject knowledge and pedagogy in the core subjects: English, Mathematics and Science. It links closely with the Professional Studies module and the pedagogical understanding contained therein. The teaching and learning strategies adopted in this module aim to reflect, model and exemplify the range of approaches that trainees will encounter within primary teaching and learning and encourage trainees to become independent, autonomous learners. Trainees will be encouraged to analyse and evaluate the teaching and learning approaches they encounter within partnership schools. Principles underlying ongoing practice will be continually explored in the light of theory and research. Through this approach trainees will be encouraged to generate their own provisional teaching and learning theories and to inform these through experience, critical reflection, discussion, research and reading.

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

You will need to be able to provide certificated evidence of an undergraduate honours degree or an approved equivalent qualification, preferably 2:2 or above and awarded in the UK. It is a requirement that all those training to teach must have achieved a grade C/4 or above in mathematics, English Language and a science subject (or approved equivalents). You will normally have at least an A level in mathematics (Grade B or higher would attract a bursary) and preferably a degree in mathematics or in a subject that has substantial quantitative content in the degree. However, exceptionally we consider for interview individuals with less traditional backgrounds who exhibit other indicators of high mathematics ability and suitability for classroom practice.

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more