Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in a relevant subject.
As well as those who have studied history at undergraduate level we also welcome applications from candidates who have studied complementary programmes such as international relations, politics and humanities courses.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least English language and maths. Equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates.
International student application deadline 26 May
The deadline for international applicants to apply to this course for 2023 entry is 26 May. This deadline is in place to ensure sufficient time for the visa process to be completed before the course starts in early September.
Interviews for this course can be in-person at the university or online. Applicants invited to interview will be able to choose a date and which option suits them best.
Get top tips for your interview at one of our online teaching interview advice sessions.
While experience in a school is not a condition of entry for initial teacher education courses we recommend that you take up opportunities to gain a realistic understanding of whether teaching is right for you. The Get Into Teaching School Experience Programme offers opportunities across the country to book a day’s worth of experience.
Read the tips on applying for teacher training.
- Applicants from minority ethnic and other groups under-represented in the profession are particularly welcome.
- All offers of places are subject to a satisfactory health check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check.
We are committed to safeguarding and child protection. As part of our selection and interview process, we will undertake additional checks to confirm the suitability of candidates.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 in all elements.
Training to teach in England as an international student
If you're not a UK citizen, with the exception of those training to teach physics or modern languages, you are unlikely to get help funding your training unless you have permission to live permanently in the UK. You can find information about your options on the UK government's Get into Teaching website.