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Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status PGCE / MSc with QTS

Programme information

We have a strong tradition of teacher education and a history of successfully producing outstanding teachers who are in great demand by schools and colleges in the UK and overseas.

The PGCE prepares students to teach the 11-18 age range and is offered as a full-time one year programme. It provides practical professional preparation for teaching in secondary schools, and is designed and delivered in partnership with schools in up to 10 Local Authorities.

The PGCE represents both a standalone qualification and the first year (contributing half the credits) of an MSc in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This therefore provides an opportunity for you to
gain a relevant master’s degree during your early teaching career.

Students have the opportunity to be taught and supervised by staff whose teaching and research excellence has been formally acknowledged as of national and international renown and to be at the cutting edge of educational innovation. Many of the staff who teach on the modules have written key texts and books in their area of expertise.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above), awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification. 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.

Future Career Prospects

A Loughborough PGCE gives you excellent career prospects. The majority of our PGCE trainees have secured teaching posts by the time they complete their training, and have gone on to successful careers in many different schools throughout the UK and overseas.

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.