PGCE Post Primary Education - Various Subjects

Ulster University - Coleraine

PGCE Post Primary Education - Various Subjects

The aim of a PGCE is to prepare you to become a competent teacher. To ensure a close link between theory and practice, the courses include both university and school-based work throughout the year. The university components are taught through a combination of:

- Lectures

- Tutorials: group or individually designed to advise in the preparation for school experience, curriculum projects and/or school-based investigations

- Practicals: involving simulations, role play, and school experience

- Workshops: these allow you to examine the relationship between theoretical perspectives introduced in lectures and your subject specialism

Ulster University offers a range of post-primary PGCEs in the following subjects:

- Art and Design
- Geography
- English with Drama and Media Studies
- Physical Education
- History
- Music
- Home Economics with Food and Nutrition and Nutrition and Food Science
- Technology and Design with Engineering and Manufacturing

Successful completion qualifies you to seek registration with the General Teaching Council of Northern Ireland. To teach in other jurisdictions you will need to contact the relevant authorities to determine their requirements for recognised teacher status. The Post Primary PGCE is for those who wish to teach the 11-19 age range.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).

Enrolment dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 26 March 2020
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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