Secondary Education (Chemistry) at University of Dundee - UCAS

Secondary Education (Chemistry)

University of Dundee

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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This course is the first stage you need to complete if you are following the traditional route into secondary education. It covers the Initial Teacher Education phase of your career. When followed by a successful induction year working within a school (Teaching Induction Scheme), you will be qualified to teach Chemistry throughout Scotland. We prepare you to teach aspects of the science content of the broad general education phase and the senior phase related to the Chemistry National Qualification. Through two on-campus study modules combined with three school placements, you gain vital classroom skills and experience while also learning the theory of teaching Chemistry to children and young adults. You also explore the requirements for teachers to support literacy, numeracy, health and well-being. Small class sizes mean you will benefit from a strong supportive community of staff and students. You will receive individual support throughout the course from an allocated tutor, who will also visit and assess you on each of your placements. Additionally you will be allocated a mentor from within the schools you are working in. You'll also be able to choose from a range of elective options. These offer additional guidance in areas such as outdoor learning, cooperative learning, and drama. You may be eligible to receive a Scottish Government bursary worth up to £20,000. These bursaries are for people looking to change careers and become secondary school teachers in certain STEM subjects.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

Unistats information

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeF1X1
Institution code D65
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

You must have an SCE Higher grade pass in English or equivalent, A National Qualification in Mathematics at SCQF Level 5 (for example, National 5, Credit Standard Grade or Intermediate 2) or equivalent, and either - A degree from a higher education institution in the United Kingdom - Or a degree of an equivalent standard from outside the United Kingdom The content of your degree must be relevant to the subject you want to teach. TSQC is the term given to the parts of your degree which are related to the subject as it is taught in Scottish secondary schools and which qualify you to enter a secondary teaching course As a general rule, a TSQC will represent approximately one third of the total study in one academic year (at least 80 undergraduate credit points of which 40 have to be at Level 8 or above) for the SCQF Framework for higher education. Your degree must contain passes in at least two Teaching Subject Qualifying Credits (TSQC) in the subject you want to teach. Students are required to have a satisfactory Disclosure check before commencing the course You will also need ready access to the internet to complete the course

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/pg/secondary-education/?c=secondary+education+(chemistry)#info-entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £1820* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
International £18150 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees shown for Rest of UK and Scot/EU students are for 2019/20. The fees for 2020/21 have not yet been confirmed and we expect confirmation of these in March 2020. International tuition fees shown are confirmed for 2020/21 entry. These will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course.
Secondary Education (Chemistry) at University of Dundee - UCAS