Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Hughes Hall was founded in 1885 to train women teachers, and proudly continues this tradition with both men and women. Each year we provide rooms for about 45 students taking the Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), and these students quickly become an integral part of college life. They enjoy the College’s good food and accommodation while having proximity to the Faculty without living on top of it.

Education permeates the College more widely, with several senior Education Faculty members as Fellows and many students taking graduate degrees in Education. There are a number of educationally focused events, including a special Matriculation Dinner.

For more information about applying for study, please see the pages on How to Apply for Graduate Study.

Hughes Hall has been such a fantastic place to be – I’m not sure how I would have made it through such an intensely demanding year without it to be honest! Everyone is so friendly and close knit and tutors do their utmost to support you in any way they can.” Pippa, Early Years, 2013-2014.


My time at Hughes Hall… has been a thorougly enjoyable experience… The close knit community of PGCE students has enabled me to make some great friends who shared in the trials and tribulations of the year.” Alice, Primary, 2013-2014.


I have thoroughly enjoyed being a student at Hughes Hall. Living with other PGCE students, who are studying all sorts of subjects is a great experience… I have made lifelong friends at Hughes and I am so pleased that I chose to be part of the College.” Siobhan, Early Years, 2013-2014.

For more information about the research interests of the College’s senior membership, please see the the Education subject area pages.