WHAT SECONDARY EDUCATION COURSES DO WE OFFER?
Available at postgraduate level, all of our courses provide you
with qualified teacher status, allowing you to apply for teaching
jobs ahead of and upon graduation.
We offer courses in several subjects, including the shortage
subjects of Maths, Science and Modern Foreign Languages.
Our secondary education courses run at our Lancaster
campus (except PE, which runs in Kendal), with
placement opportunities available at many schools across the
We're also one of the largest providers of School
Direct in England, with a wide range of partner
schools, including schools in Carlisle, Cumbria and Lancashire.
WHY STUDY SECONDARY EDUCATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF
By choosing to study a secondary education course at the
University of Cumbria, you will be studying at an institution built
on over 100 years of teacher training through our founding
institutions Charlotte Mason College in Ambleside and St Martin’s
College in Lancaster.
96% of our graduates are in work or further
study within 15 months of graduating (HESA Graduate Outcome Survey 2020).
As a student on one of our secondary programmes you'll
be part of one of the largest teacher training institutions in the
UK - we currently work with over 1000 primary and
secondary schools across the UK.
You will have access to a wide range of support including
an extensive library of learning resources, careers and
employability advice and guidance, and health and wellbeing
As a student on one of our PGCE courses, you could also
be eligible to receive funding from
for Education (DfE).
PGCE Secondary Mathematics graduate 2015
"I enjoyed meeting new people and learning new things
around the subject that I chose. I also enjoyed speaking to people
that were doing other subjects, in order to gain more
I'm now a maths teacher and love having my own individual
classes and seeing my students progress throughout