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PGCE Secondary Modern Foreign Languages

University of East Anglia UEA

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of East Anglia UEA

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Established in 1997, the EdD is a five-year part-time programme designed to meet the needs of professionals working in areas related to education, training and development who wish to draw on their everyday practice towards gaining a doctorate. This programme recruits every two years and the thirteen cohort started in October 2020. We are receiving now enquiries for the cohort starting in October 2022. The application process will start in September 2021.

An essential part of the course is to understand and be able to help pupils to meet the demands of the National Curriculum and post-16 specifications.

You will learn about the theory of how languages are learnt, and will gain practical experience of planning schemes of work and individual lessons. Collaborating with your peers, you will compare and contrast methods and build your confidence and techniques before undertaking school-based placements.

By studying a range of topics and themes, we will prepare you to plan lessons that ensure your pupils make constant progress in inclusive environments. You will learn how to employ appropriate language learning strategies in different contexts.

Throughout the course you’ll focus on a number of key areas, including second language acquisition, the nature of communication in the classroom, grammar teaching, communicative approaches, inclusive approaches, differentiated activities to meet the needs of all abilities, the place and use of the target language, and the development of listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. You will also focus on developing intercultural competence and understanding, and its place in the overall secondary curriculum.

Secondary schools are demanding but tremendously rewarding environments to work in. You’ll be teaching pupils as they mature from early adolescence to adulthood. And our programme will teach you how to make an effective contribution to the work of the school beyond your subject.


Stimulating young minds and watching pupils grow in confidence and achieve their full potential – that’s what secondary education is all about. It can be a challenging profession, but also one of the most rewarding .

Our PGCE Master’s programme closely interweaves school and university-based training. Over 38 weeks, you’ll spend at least 120 days (minimum 24 weeks) on school placement and 60 study days in structured learning at UEA.

You will develop a range of skills to enthuse youngsters and support them in achieving their linguistic potential, and learn about the importance of developing cultural understanding and the impact this can have in shaping young people’s worldviews.

Our course will provide you with the opportunity to research and evaluate the latest thinking in good teaching practice. It will help you understand how pupils best learn foreign languages, so that you can support and guide them in an effective manner. It will also allow you to develop your own strategies to make your teaching an engaging and positive experience for all.


Teacher,Deputy head teacher, Head teacher, Management, Tutor, Communications.

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Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 81 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%



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