At Staffordshire University, we provide high-quality postgraduate education across a wide range of subject areas including computing, design, law, business, engineering and healthcare. We are based in the cultural hub of Stoke-on-Trent, an hour’s drive from Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, and what’s more, we offer a full suite of PGCE courses for you to consider.
Our institution prides itself on being The Connected University, connecting students with staff, business and career opportunities. We focus heavily on graduate employability and excellent academic delivery, and offer a variety of full-time, part-time and distance learning opportunities. Many of our postgraduate courses are also available to start in January so you really can choose the options that suit you best. Whatever your commitments may be, with us there’s always a way to study for a better future.
Don't let your location hold you back. Study one of our 30 distance learning courses and fit your study around your personal and work life, accessing lectures, recordings and course materials online when it suits you.
Wherever you are, you'll be supported 24/7 by our course leaders using the latest online technology. You'll have the same status as on-campus students, gain the same qualification and be able to attend the graduation ceremony, but you can study the degree without attending the University.
- Top 40 University - Guardian League Tables 2020
- Rated Gold for Teaching Excellence - Teaching Excellence Framework
- Shortlisted for University of the Year – The Times Good University Guide 2020
- Top 250 Young University – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019
- Top 1000 in the World Rankings – Times Higher Education Awards
At Staffordshire University, we are experts in developing our students’ understanding of how children and young people learn. Our PGCE portfolio offers a range of options to help you achieve the qualifications you need to teach in primary schools, secondary schools and the post-16 and further education sector. That’s not all, we back up our academic excellence with strong links to schools in Staffordshire and Cheshire, including Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Walsall and surrounding areas. These connections give you the best chance of acquiring relevant and rewarding work placements during your study.
Our highly regarded PGCE teaching programmes rely on small class sizes, with learning combining a mixture of practical and academic study, and taking place in both university and school settings. We aim to develop your experience and expertise in general educational and professional issues and subject pedagogy at KS3, KS4, or KS5 levels.
Our full portfolio of PGCE courses, along with further education-based qualifications are available on our Postgraduate Education page.
Why Staffordshire University?
Not only are we committed to making sure you leave University work-ready, we are committed to making your studies with us as rewarding and enjoyable as possible - there really is no reason to study anywhere else.
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Postgraduate Open Events
We hold a number of Postgraduate Open Events each year which give prospective students the opportunity to visit the campus and learn more about Staffordshire University.
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