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School of Environment, Education and Development

Master's students at The University of Manchester
PGCE PGCE Secondary Economics and Business Education
Train to teach secondary level Economics and Business and gain Qualified Teacher Status.

PGCE Secondary Economics and Business Education / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
10 months
Entry requirements
All applicants require a strong academic record at A level or equivalent and at degree level including a 2:2 class honours degree or higher in Business, Management or Economics or a related subject with a content of which 50% or above is directly related to Economics.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

To apply for a PGCE course at the University of Manchester you must apply through UCAS Teacher Training. Please visit the UCAS website for further details. Applications or CVs sent directly to the University will not be considered.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course description

This course will prepare you to become a teacher of business education across the 14 -19 age range. It combines master's level academic study of business education with a range of school and college experiences. Completion of the 10 month course leads to both a postgraduate qualification and qualified teacher status (QTS).

More than two-thirds of your time will be spent in our partnership schools and colleges, where you will develop practical teaching skills with the support of trained mentors and established teachers. You will have the opportunity to visit a range of educational establishments, in particular outstanding local sixth form colleges, to hone your skills and understanding of specific teaching theory and practice.

Collaborative learning and formative teaching will allow you to develop the knowledge and capabilities of students in your own classrooms in all aspects of business education, including business studies, economics, and accounting and key vocational business qualifications. You will be taught by a teaching team with a nationally recognised reputation for research, teaching and publications in business education.

For more details on interviews, please visit our PGCE website .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCE (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases
    International students (per annum): £17,000

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
0161 275 3617
Academic department overview
See: The School .