How to apply

All applications for entry to our PGCE programmes must be made through UCAS Teacher Training and application forms are available online through the UCAS website.

UCAS is now open for 2019 entry applications. Please be aware that you will need to make a note of the UCAS code for the programme you want to apply to from the table below as you will need to input this into UCAS to find the application form:

University of Exeter Institution Code: E84

Subject/pathwayUCAS code
Primary with Art XW11
Primary with English XQ1H
Primary with Humanities XV10
Primary with Mathematics XG1C
Primary with MFL XR9C
Primary with Science XF1A
Primary Teaching and Learning 2SBP
Secondary English 2BT6
Secondary History V1X1
Secondary Mathematics G1X1
Secondary French R1X1
Secondary German R2X1
Secondary Spanish R4XC
Secondary Physical Education X9C6
Secondary Religious Education V6X1
Secondary Biology C1X1
Secondary Biology with Psychology C18X
Secondary Chemistry F1X1
Secondary Physics F3X1

An academic reference is required from any institution of Higher Education that you have attended within the last five years. Please note: if an academic reference is not submitted then this will cause a delay in the processing of your application.

For further details on the application process, please see our ITE Admissions Policy and procedures.

We recommend you: 

  • apply as early as possible;
  • choose your referees early and explain to them that a promptly returned UCAS Teacher Training reference could make all the difference;
  • practice the Professional Skills Tests early (see sta.education.gov.uk); use support materials if you need to improve your performance and use one of your three chances to take each test early, to strengthen your candidacy. You can access the practice tests before you apply, but you can’t take the actual tests until you have applied.

Please see our new routes into teaching guide to help you navigate the variety of routes into teaching including: University-based PGCE; School Direct fee-paying and School Direct salaried.

Entry requirements

Requirements for entry depend on the particular area you wish to study, so you will find them under specific subjects on the Primary Subject Specialisms and Secondary Subject Specialisms webpages.

Deferred entry

We do not consider requests for deferred entry either at application stage or after an offer has been made. Any applicant who can no longer take up a place offered to them will need to reapply in the following year and will need to go through the full interview process again.

Applicants who will be overseas during the recruitment cycle

If you will be outside the UK during the recruitment cycle for your proposed year of entry, you should make contact with the Admissions office to discuss this.