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The University of Southampton
Southampton Education School

PGCE Courses

Start your teaching career with confidence by studying on our PGCE programmes. As a student of the Southampton Education School, you will join a research-led, Russell Group, community. This means that, as well as gaining the supervised teaching experience you need, you’ll learn from academics actively completing world-leading research so you can enter the workplace equipped with the very latest policy and practice innovations.

We understand that you’ve got some important decisions to make. Explore our courses below.  Come to an Open Evening or talk to a tutor who can support you through the decision-making process.

Our Programmes

If you graduate from one of our PGCE courses, you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You will also achieve masters-level accreditation. You can opt to top-up your “M-level credits” to achieve a masters degree, which could support you to gain a leadership role.

By graduating from a university with longstanding partnerships with over 200 primary and secondary schools you’ll have a good chance of getting the right job for you. In the latest graduate outcome survey, 96.2% of our students reported achieving professional-level jobs in the UK or graduate-level further study fifteen months after graduation*.

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Key facts

In 2023, Ofsted judged all areas of teacher training provision at the University of Southampton to be Outstanding – the highest grade. Southampton Education School is determined to maintain its reputation for excellence as it adapts to changes in teacher training nationally.

The University of Southampton's PGCE programmes include M-level credits, giving you an immediate head start in your teaching career. Our system allows you to build, over a period of time, enough credits to proceed to a dissertation gaining a full Master's degree at your own pace.

*96.2% of graduates from initial or pre-service teacher training courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status achieve professional-level jobs in the UK or graduate-level further study fifteen months after graduation, Graduate Outcomes, 2017/2018

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