† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Graduates are normally awarded the PGCE from the University of Lincoln and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from our partner institutions.
Graduates may gain 60 Master’s Credits by being awarded the PGCE from the University of Lincoln, which can be used to contribute towards further study in Education if desired.
A career in primary education can be highly rewarding. Through reflective practice, teachers can inspire and encourage young children to become independent learners, and watch them grow academically, socially, and emotionally.
Students who complete this course alongside gaining qualified teacher status may embark on a career in teaching, or they can continue within academia by studying for an MA in Education, EdD or PhD.
We are able to advise on queries relating to the content of the course, however, applications for the PGCE are made directly through our School-centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) partner (Lincolnshire SCITT) via the UCAS website: https://www.ucas.com/postgraduate/teacher-training/how-apply#how-to-apply.
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
Anita Backhouse - Programme Leader
Anita is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education. Her doctoral research focused on the experiences of PGCE (Primary) students. Her other research interests relate to assessment in Higher Education contexts as well as cognitive development in science and mathematics. Her subject specialisms include: teacher education, science education, assessment, cognitive development, mobile technologies, pre-service teacher education.School Staff List Make an Enquiry
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Education offers practising and aspiring educators the opportunity to learn, apply, and produce critical knowledge in this interdisciplinary field.
The programme is designed to develop the critical-thinking and research skills required for study at doctoral level.
Trainees are encouraged to be reflective and build their own philosophy of education in order to cultivate their identity as a teacher.