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How to apply

All applications for 2022/23 entry to our PGCE programmes must be made through the Government website. Apply will open for 2022 entry applications on 12 October 2021 at 9am.

See below for the subjects offered and whether they are currently open to applications.

University of Exeter Institution Code: E84

Subject/pathwayDfE code
Primary with Art (open 12 October 2021) XW11
Primary with English (open 12 October 2021) XQ1H
Primary with Humanities (open 12 October 2021) XV10
Primary with Mathematics (open 12 October 2021) XG1C
Primary with MFL (open 12 October 2021) XR9C
Primary with Science (open 12 October 2021) XF1A
Primary with Teaching and Learning (open 12 October 2021) 2SBP
Secondary with English (open 12 October 2021) 2BT6
Secondary with History (open 12 October 2021) V1X1
Secondary with Mathematics (open 12 October 2021) G1X1
Secondary with French (open 12 October 2021) R1X1
Secondary with German (open 12 October 2021) R2X1
Secondary with Spanish (open 12 October 2021) R4XC
Secondary with Physical Education (open 12 October 2021) X9C6
Secondary with Religious Education (open 12 October 2021) V6X1
Secondary with Biology (open 12 October 2021) C1X1
Secondary with Biology with Psychology (open 12 October 2021) C18X
Secondary with Chemistry (open 12 October 2021) F1X1
Secondary with Physics (open 12 October 2021) 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 the University's main Admissions policy and 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 Teacher Training reference could make all the difference

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.