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Degree type

PGCE

Course length

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Location

Geneva, Switzerland

Program code

X6K214

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Please note: Courses may be affected by Covid-19 and are therefore subject to change due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19. Applicants will be informed of any changes which we are required to make to course entries as a result of Covid-19.

Course details

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) is being offered through a collaborative partnership with the International School of Geneva. The course will run for one academic year for full-time students or two academic years for part-time students.

The PGCE (International) is composed of three modules, a professional module and two academic modules, at Masters level. The professional module consists of a set of standards linked to tasks which the students must show evidence of having successfully completed. This part of the course will be primarily school-based, centered at the Campus des Nations, but with students observing, and being on 'school experience', on all three campuses of the Foundation.

Please note: the teaching of this course takes place in Geneva.

Successful completion of the course can also lead to International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Level 1) providing IBO requirements for this award have been completed at an appropriate level.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the course must normally be graduates of this or another University or of the C.N.A.A., with an upper 2nd class honours or above (successful completion of a masters level PGCE will classify as 'above'), or have other specially approved qualifications which satisfy the Admissions Sub-Committee that they are suitably qualified to undertake the course.

GCSE English, Science and Maths Grade 4 (or C) or higher or equivalent.

Teaching experience may be considered appropriate in some cases (see pathway specific specifications). However, all students must normally demonstrate a personal or professional interest in the academic study of education.

English language requirements

Fees and funding

Full Time Fees

Tuition fees
Home students £6,700 per year
EU students £6,700 per year
Island students £6,700 per year
International students £6,700 per year

Part Time Fees

Tuition fees
Home students £3,800 per year
EU students £3,800 per year
Island students £3,800 per year
International students £3,800 per year

The tuition fees shown are for one complete academic year of study, are set according to the academic year of entry, and remain the same throughout the duration of the programme for that cohort (unless otherwise stated).

Please also check costs for colleges and accommodation.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to supporting the best students irrespective of financial circumstances and are delighted to offer a range of funding opportunities. 

Find out more about Scholarships and Bursaries

Career opportunities

School of Education

There are a wide range of roles that are available to qualified teachers ranging from classroom teaching, specialist subject lead, phase lead, middle and senior management groups.

For further information on career options please view our department pages.

Department information

School of Education

We are a large department, with around 50 academic staff and around 650 postgraduate students (including our PGCE students, both primary and secondary). We are also supported by numerous partners from schools and colleges. We have strong international links, welcoming students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars from all over the world.

For more information see our department pages.

Rankings

  • Top 100 in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2021.
  • 8th in The Complete University Guide 2021.

Staff

For a current list of staff, please see the School of Education pages

Research Excellence Framework

  • Ranked joint 1st in the UK for World-leading research impact (REF 2014)

Facilities

Our School of Education is set in beautifully landscaped gardens above the River Wear and overlooks both the Castle and Cathedral. As well as an attractive work environment, it offers excellent study facilities, including a department library with a wide range of books and periodicals.

Visit Us

The best way to find out what Durham is really like is to come and see for yourself!

Postgraduate Open Day
  • Date: 24/11/2021
  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00
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Discover Durham Tours
  • Date: 25/10/2021
  • Time: 13:30 - 16:00
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