This course starts in August 2021

Secondary Business Studies PGCE

Secondary Business Studies PGCE

Key information

Duration:
10 months full time, 20 months part time
Start date:
August 2021
Apply by:
1 August 2021 (international), 1 September 2021 (UK)

This course prepares you to start your career as a new teacher and be successful. You’ll learn to teach in schools in East or West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, Surrey, Hampshire or Kent.

We will develop your skills as a reflective practitioner. We use an innovative range of assessment modes that enable you to succeed. School-led teacher education is run by experienced mentors and professional tutors. You'll be supported by University tutors throughout the year.

We have an excellent record of graduate employment. Our employability records surpass national benchmarks.

We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide the course as set out here. For the school-experience component of the PGCE, we’ll aim to find you a placement within 50 miles of the University or your home. If we can’t secure enough placements, we may have to withdraw an offer of a place on the course.

We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, we may need to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of at least 6.0-7.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+).

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second class lower division or GPA 2.7/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 62%-80% depending on your university.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both a Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Degree requirements

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad’ and a GPA of 3.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Denmark

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 7 (Fair Performance).

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 15/20.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of at least 70%

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention assez bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 12.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.7 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Degree requirements

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 50-65% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with GPA 2.8/4.0. 

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with GPA 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 14.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Degree requirements

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 101.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or 75%.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 2,67.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Degree requirements

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.7/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Degree requirements

Masters degree with overall mark of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 2.5/5.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of C.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Degree requirements

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 55%

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with at least 70% or GPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 12/20 from a public university or 14/20 from a private university.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Degree requirements

Masters degree with 1.75/5.0 (where 1 is the highest) or 3.5/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Degree requirements

Bakalavr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division or CAP 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 2.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA of at least 3.0/4.5 or 2.8/4.3 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4 or 6/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with lower second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Degree requirements

Licence or Diplôme with 4.5/6 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with overall mark of at least 65%-75% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.5 -2.8/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Degree requirements

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 2.6 - 2.8/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both proof of graduation in addition to your transcript.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Degree requirements

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.
Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us

Subject-specific requirements

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Higher level (7.0 overall, including at least 6.5 in each component).

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our language requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

185 overall, including at least 176 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

185 overall, including at least 176 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

TOEFL (iBT)

95 overall, including at least 22 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 23 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.

Check your TOEFL (iBT) qualification meets all of our language requirements and find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (Grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Level 5, including at least 4 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 80%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 80%

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A - C in English language

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 1119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-6 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades A1-C6 (1-6) in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirement. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries: 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check

Yes. All candidates offered a place on the course will be required to satisfactorily complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as a CRB check), including a check of all cautions and warnings as well as convictions, before their place on the course is confirmed. International students will additionally be required to obtain a recent criminal record certificate from their home country. A list of admissible certificates can be found on the UK Government website: Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

How to apply

You must apply through UCAS Teacher Training.

You must provide a written reference on your application form. If you finished your studies in the last five years, your principal referee should be a tutor or lecturer who can comment on your academic achievements and your personal qualities.

If you finished your studies more than five years ago, your principal referee should be a responsible person, such as an employer.

No candidate will be offered a place without being interviewed. We are unable to reimburse travel and other expenses incurred when attending an interview.

Interviews by Skype or at the UniversityYes
Mental and physical fitness to teach assessment

Yes. All trainees must be screened for mental and physical fitness to teach by the Occupational Health Department at the University.  Note that the University will pay the costs of these checks directly on your behalf.

Personal statement

Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application. 

Find out how to write a personal statement

Professional skills test in numeracy and literacy

You must pass the UK Department for Education professional skills test in numeracy and literacy. Tests can only be taken at test centres in the UK, France, Germany and Spain. Find out more about professional skills tests

You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

For details on any additional costs, check out the Fees and scholarships section.

Application deadlines

1 August 2021 (international), 1 September 2021 (UK)

Modules

These modules are running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

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    Fees

    Fees are not yet set for the academic year 2021/22 – check back from December 2020. Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

    If you’re a self-funded international student starting your Masters in September 2021, you’re required to pay a tuition fee deposit. Find out more about Masters tuition fee deposits

    Living costs

    Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

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    How can I fund my course?

    Scholarships

    Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

    Scholarships for this course have yet to be confirmed. Please check back later in the year.

    Working while you study

    Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

    Careers

    On graduation, you’ll have the skills and expertise to successfully start as a new teacher. We offer a support package to newly qualified teachers during their first year of teaching.

    In addition, successful candidates can transfer up to 90 Masters-level credits on to the MA in Education.

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