Our typical offer is:
| a Canadian bachelor's degree ||GPA 2.40 |
| a USA bachelor's degree|| GPA 2.5 |
If you already hold a postgraduate qualification, please see our Applying for additional postgraduate degrees Help and Advice article.
If you don't meet our standard entry requirements, you can take one of the foundation pathways at our partners ONCAMPUS Sunderland. Find out more information and whether your course is eligible on our ONCAMPUS page.
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.
You will usually need a 2:2 (or above) honours degree from a UK Higher Education institution or an equivalent qualification and be deemed suitable to train to teach by the School of Education at the University of Sunderland.
You must also have:
- An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
- A completed medical pro forma (based on DFEE Circular 8/92)
If you are invited for an interview, you will be asked to complete a pre-interview written task, participate in a group activity and complete a short in-house literacy assessment.
If English is not your first language, you will also need International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 6.5, with at least 6.5 in writing, and no section below 6.0. If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
Applicants with a foundation degree will need to supplement this qualification with at least 60 credits at level 6 (HE level 3) in order to attain an equivalent single qualification.
The way you apply for teacher training is changing.
The Department for Education (DfE) has developed a new GOV.UK application service, Apply for teacher training, for those applying for a postgraduate teacher training course. This new service will eventually replace the current UCAS Teacher Training portal for postgraduate teacher training.
Apply for teacher training is user friendly, simple to use and flexible. It will allow candidates from a wider and more diverse pool of talent to showcase their skills, experience and potential to be excellent teachers. The University of Sunderland is an early adopter of this new service; please use the Apply now button at the top of this page for more information.
Technical requirements for studying this course
There may be times where physical face to face classes are unable to be held. There is the potential for remote or online classes to be held in the future. We suggest the following to make the most of your PGCE PCET learning experience:
- You will need access to a stable internet connection (min. 1MB/s)
- The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that you will need to access to study runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android, or any other device with a modern web browser
- Please note that you cannot access the Virtual Learning Environment on Internet Explorer
- You will need access to Microsoft Teams to access classes and Microsoft Word/PowerPoint, or equivalent software, to complete your assignments. Access to the suite of Microsoft applications will coincide with your enrolment to the programme.
Is your qualification not displaying here? For international qualifications, search our full list of international entry requirements for this course.
Fees and finance
The annual, full-time, fee for this course is:
- £9,250 if you are from the UK/Europe*
- £13,000 if you are an international student
*European Union (EU), EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss nationals who do not qualify for the EU Settlement Scheme are classed as international, however, for 22/23 admission you will receive a European student fee scholarship and will pay the home tuition fee rate for the duration of your studies. The discounted fee will be reflected in your offer letter. Learn more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
A limited number of Teacher Training Subject Specialist support bursaries are available for those studying Computing, Maths, SEND and English ranging from £12,000 to £26,000. Your eligibility for these bursaries will be discussed with you in your interview. For more information visit the Get into Teaching website. Terms and conditions will apply.
This information was correct at the time of publication.