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Mathematics with Qualified Teacher Status PGCE / MSc with QTS

  • Entry requirements: See below
  • Year of entry: 2017
  • Full-time: 1 year (plus additional part-time modules)
  • Location: Loughborough
  • Department: Mathematics Education Centre

Programme information

This programme is aimed at those graduates wishing to teach mathematics in secondary schools.

We prepare future teachers to engage and motivate school students to be mathematical thinkers and not just learners of items in a mathematics curriculum.

Sessions are taught by a highly experienced teacher and teacher trainer with sessions also run by teachers from partner schools with particular specialisms.

The programme is practically based with 24 of the 36 weeks spent in our partner schools. University weeks are organised with half a day on General Professional Studies and two full days on Mathematics Education.

The Mathematics Education sessions are mainly seminar based with carefully prepared activities and reflective discussion.

In accordance with current government requirements, all applicants must be interviewed before a place can be offered in order to assess their suitability for teaching. It is normally expected that candidates should have had at least three full days’ experience in a state secondary school before applying for any programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status. Recent experience of working with young people will also be valuable experience although this is not a necessary requirement.

Entry requirements

An honours degree awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification, which has at least 50% mathematics. If the degree has less mathematics content then a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course may be required before the start of the PGCE

Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

English Language Requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.

The information published here reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGCE £9,250 £16,000
Continuing MSc* £7,250 £16,100

* charged on a part-time basis per credit

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.


A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.