What will I learn?

Programme overview

We have a long history of training teachers and are currently rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Our one-year programme is available in a range of secondary subjects and will lead to both a postgraduate qualification (PGCE) and qualified teacher status (QTS), enabling you to teach across the 11-19 age range. In addition, you will gain up to 60 master's-level credits that you can put towards an MSc in Education.

We work in partnership with more than 60 local schools offering two routes into teaching: University-led and School Direct, allowing you to choose the route that suits you. Our programmes are current, challenging and innovative, and are informed by both our own extensive research in the field of education as well as current practice.

You will spend two-thirds of your time on placement in at least two contrasting schools. Notably, our programme includes a short placement in a primary school as well as offering the opportunity to gain experience in a special school. The remaining time is spent at University where you will join our diverse student community.

At Bristol you will be given a personal tutor in your specialist subject, ensuring you receive the very highest levels of both pastoral and professional support. Our strong community and student support sets us apart from other providers and is frequently commented on by both students and external inspectors.

Careers

The programme is approved by the Department for Education and leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Which department am I in?

University of Bristol

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,100.00 (US$ 26,589) per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

Clifton Campus

Tyndall Park Road to Park Row,

Bristol,

BS8 1TH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission to a master's degree programme at the University of Bristol, the minimum requirement for entry is an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree that is equivalent to a UK upper second-class degree (also known as a 2:1). A CGPA of 3.2 or above is considered equivalent to a UK upper second-class degree. Students need to have an IELTS 6.0 overall with either listening or speaking at 6.5, with no skill below 6.0.

For international students

Prior to admission to the programme, all students are required by the Department for Education (DfE) to have: at least GCSE or 'O' level at grade C or 4 (if taken after summer 2017) or an equivalent overseas qualification in English and Mathematics; a degree (with a 2:2 or above) or an equivalent qualification, in a subject relevant to the proposed main teaching subject. NB: Equivalence tests for GCSEs will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. Such applications will be assessed and reviewed by the subject tutor, programme director and PGCE administration manager. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: 85 overall with R20, L20, S21, W20; Pearson PTE: 67 average with no skill below 60; Cambridge CAE: Grade B, or Grade C with no skill below 168; Cambridge CPE: Grade C, or Level C1; Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level IV: with pass in all skills; Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III: with pass in all skills.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Bristol

Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world.

  • Ranked top 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2020
  • A diverse university with students from over 150 countries
  • Based in a beautiful city with a 1,000-year history
  • Bristol graduates are among the most employable in the UK

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