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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of East London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Summary

This course qualifies you to be a secondary teacher of music in England and Wales. Music is a universal language. By teaching this subject, you will be responsible for unlocking your pupils’ creativity, as well as developing their love of music and their ability to express themselves.

A quality music education will play an important role in young people’s learning, whether they go on to become talented, adept musicians or just gain a deeper understanding of different forms and styles of music. You can help your pupils develop not only enduring instrumental and composition skills, but passions and interests that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

There are three elements to secondary training at the University of East London: subject studies, general professional studies and school-based training. It differs from courses offered by other universities in that it is very much subject-based.

Your Future Career

The Secondary PGCE course at the University of East London was designed in 2001 in conjunction with the local authorities to address the secondary education teacher shortage in east London. The partnership works with input and support from the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Waltham Forest and Redbridge.

It means that our graduates are represented in virtually every secondary school in east London. Some are now deputy heads or in senior management roles in schools that are taking our current trainees for their placements. Across all subjects, from maths to modern languages, our teacher training graduates are acting as mentors to those following in their footsteps. The partnership means that you have a head start when it comes to securing a teaching post in east London at the end of your training.

You may also decide to undertake further study at the University of East London, either at the end of your course or after gaining teaching experience, perhaps specialising in Special Educational Needs or taking our MA Leadership in Education.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,320per year

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

University information

University of East London

  • University League Table

    127th

  • Campus address

    University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, Newham, E16 2RD, England

One of the few universities in London with waterfront on-campus accommodation. Each student gets their en suite room with sunsets over Canary Wharf
Diversity – 150 different nationalities are represented on the University of East London campus.
Modules designed to give international students a unique competitive edge, with industry placement options to get a truly international experience.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 84 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    110 53%

    66th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    30 30%

    68th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    50th

    10

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