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What will I learn?

This course prepares you to start your career as a new teacher and be successful. You’ll learn to teach in schools in East or West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, Surrey, Hampshire or Kent.

We will develop your skills as a reflective practitioner. We use an innovative range of assessment modes that enable you to succeed. School-led teacher education is run by experienced mentors and professional tutors. You'll be supported by University tutors throughout the year.

We have an excellent record of graduate employment. Our employability records surpass national benchmarks.

We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide the course as set out here. For the school-experience component of the PGCE, we’ll aim to find you a placement within 50 miles of the University or your home. If we can’t secure enough placements, we may have to withdraw an offer of a place on the course.

CAREERS

On graduation, you’ll have the skills and expertise to successfully start as a new teacher. We offer a support package to newly qualified teachers during their first year of teaching.

In addition, successful candidates can transfer up to 90 Masters-level credits on to the MA in Education.

Which department am I in?

Education

Study options

Full Time (10 months)

Tuition fees
£15,100.00 (US$ 20,783) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Application deadline

Expected August 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Sussex

Sussex House,

Brighton,

Brighton & Hove,

BN1 9RH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 3.3-3.5/4.0 depending on your university.

For international students

Degree requirements: You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: You will need a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of media, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state Secondary schools, an undergraduate degree in a Media Studies, Film Studies or a related subject. In certain circumstances, media industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body; GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview. IELTS (Academic) High level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component); TOEFL (iBT) High – 88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

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

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About University of Sussex

In the vibrant coastal city of Brighton, Sussex offers a world-class education, real-world employability and an unforgettable student experience.

  • Ranked 20th in the UK and 160th in the world (THE WUR 2021)
  • Outstanding research reputation & excellent job prospects
  • Continual investment in facilities & the student experience
  • Beautiful campus with a welcoming global community