Industry links and placements

Benefit from our Department's links with over 100 institutions across the South East of England, such as Reigate Sixth Form College in Surrey, Roedean School in Brighton or the Knole Academy in Sevenoaks, Kent.

We've been working with local primary and secondary schools for more than 50 years and we recognise the value of school-based teacher training.

This means you take placements as part of your course, whether you're taking an undergraduate degree or studying at postgraduate level - so you can gain real-world experience in the classroom before you graduate.

Learn more about placements

Experts in international education and development

Your studies at Sussex benefit from our faculty's renowned expertise in the area of international education and development.

Our Department hosts the Centre for International Education (CIE), whose research has contributed to Sussex’s position as second in the world for development studies (QS World Rankings 2016-17).

Teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses is informed by our research within the CIE, and you can choose to focus on this area by taking:

Your studies are also informed by research within our other two research centres - the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research and the Centre for Teaching and Learning Research - as well as the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth, which we co-host with the Department of Social Work and Social Care.

Discover our research

Courses for Qualified Teacher Status

You can achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through a number of routes at Sussex.

Choose from our wide range of PGCEs in primary or secondary education, or gain your QTS through the School Direct route.

With our high-quality teacher training courses, you can be confident that you'll graduate well prepared for your teaching career. For example, Sussex was rated third in the UK for primary PGCE training by the Good Teacher Training Guide 2015.

If you're already an experienced teacher but you're not qualified, you can achieve QTS via our assessment-only route.

Browse our postgraduate courses

 

Community and ongoing support

Join our Department and study in a supportive, collaborative community.

Our interdisciplinary approach means you can work across subject areas to develop innovative ideas. There are lots of opportunities to work closely with the Department of Social Work and Social Care.

You'll be supported throughout your time at Sussex and, even after you graduate, you can attend our events for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs). We host an annual conference, as well as regular catch-up events in the evenings, and talks from guest speakers including local teachers, authors and education experts.

Explore our NQT support programme

See also our Continuing Professional Development web pages for details about the 'International CPD' we are engaged with, 'CPD for Partnership Teachers' through out Initial Teacher Education team and 'Widening Participation Consultancy.

Contact us

eswenquiries@sussex.ac.uk
+44 (0)1273 877888

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