The PGCEM Primary Masters is intended for education professionals, policy makers and researchers at any stage of their career. Many students have relevant international experience and interests. We aim to fuse research and theoretical understandings about primary/elementary education with current priorities in policy and practice. You will have the opportunity to:
By the end of the programme, students will have:
Students wishing to continue from the PGCEM to PhD or EdD are required to achieve a mark of 70 or higher for the thesis.
Students on the MPhil complete the full course in one year with sessions on primary education and research methodology. PGCE-M students complete the MEd course in one year part-time. Other MEd students complete the course over two years, part-time. The Primary Education route teaching happens for full-time and part-time students together on a Wednesday afternoon (4.30-7pm), with two Friday/ Saturday morning conferences during the year. Part-time students attend 2-3 research methodology sessions per term on Wednesdays 2-7pm. Full-time students have further sessions on research methodology and educational enquiry at other times in the week.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IMPORTANT: This course is only open to students who have completed the PGCE at the Faculty of Education. PGCEM applicants are NOT required to submit transcripts or references.