University of Reading
PGCE Secondary Computer Science PGCE
University of Reading

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22820 £18460 £20799
25-75 percentile range £17528 - £26934 £13130 - £23882 £14555 - £27277

Course Description

Become inspiring computing teachers through developing teaching skills and curriculum knowledge in the fields of computer science, and information technology and benefit from our consistently high employment rates.

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary (Computer Science) course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), qualifying you to teach the 11-18 age group in secondary schools in England and Wales.

We teach you how to plan and teach computing informed by the most up-to-date subject-specific pedagogical approaches and critical reflections on theory and practice in the field.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees Arts and Humanities/Economic and Social Science Subjects
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees Science/Life Science Subjects
    • 7.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Arts and Humanities/Economic and Social Science Subjects
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Science/Life Science Subjects
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study PGCE Secondary Computer Science, PGCE, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

A 2:2 undergraduate degree and grade 4 (or C) in GCSE Maths, Science and English.

You will need to undertake a criminal record and occupational health check.

**IELTS: 6**5 overall with no element less than 5.5

Costs

Tuition Fees PGCE Secondary Computer Science PGCE

Ireland £9250
EU £22350
England UK £9250
Northern Ireland £9250
Scotland £9250
Wales £9250
Channel Islands £9250
International £22350

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Reading in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Reading in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #32 
    • #44 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #26 
    • #301 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]

See all 30 university rankings of University of Reading

About University of Reading

The University of Reading is a publicly funded university in Reading, Berkshire, England. Reading has four major campuses; London Road and Whiteknights campus which are located in Reading itself, with Greenlands campus being found on the banks of the River Thames. The fourth campus is known as Iskandar Puteri, in Malaysia.

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Student composition of University of Reading

undergraduates:
11905
postgraduates:
3995
Total:
15900
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Where is this programme taught

London Road Campus
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