Fees and funding

Everything you need to know about the Postgraduate Diploma in Education tuition fees is published on the main University of Sheffield website.

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Tuition fee

The PGDE is a postgraduate course that has undergraduate fee status.

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Bursaries and scholarships

If you are classified as 'Home' for fee purposes you may be eligible to receive a Training Bursary for living costs. The amount awarded depends on your PGDE subject.  To receive a training bursary you must meet one or more of the definitions for being an ‘eligible’ student to receive grants and loans towards tuition fees or living costs as set out in The Education (Student Support) Regulations 2011, Part 2 (4. Eligible Students).  Information about eligibility for a Training Bursary can be found on GOV.UK's Funding: Initial Teacher Training guidance pages, please click here.

Further information about bursaries and scholarships is available on the Get into Teaching webpages.

Additional costs

There are some additional items which are not included in the course fee. Some general examples are listed below:

  • DBS - please see below
  • Additional travel costs
  • Any resubmission or extension fees
  • Accommodation and living costs
  • Stationery
  • Optional books or texts – personal copies will not be included in the tuition fee
  • Optional field trips - where students have the option to go to alternative destinations, they may have to contribute part of the cost
  • Electrical equipment e.g. laptops, digital cameras and calculators
  • Resitting exams including professional accreditation exams
  • Travel, accommodation and living costs for school experience and field trips
  • General printing and photocopying, including for dissertations and coursework
  • Other charges for the Sheffield Graduate Award, replacement Ucards/ transcripts/ degree certificates, late registration

DBS and Non-UK clearance

As this course leads to a professional qualification, student teachers will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure and Work Health Assessment and complete Safeguarding training. The anticipated cost for these for 2023 entry is £64*. Student teachers who have already paid for a previous DBS Enhanced Disclosure and signed up to the DBS update service (Enhanced level - Children's barred list) may pay a reduced fee (anticipated cost £26*). 

Student teachers who have spent 3 consecutive months or more in the past 5 years must provide evidence of a clean criminal record (non-UK clearance) from the relevant country (or countries) and will be required to pay the appropriate fee(s).

Further information about DBS and Non-UK clearance will be provided to offer holders before the start of the course.

*As we use external companies to undertake training and checks, should you decide to withdraw your application or you do not meet the conditions of your DfE Teacher Training offer we are unable to offer a refund.  Please also note that these fees may be subject to change.