OVERVIEW The BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Education will provide you with both the extensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills in mathematics and statistics as well as professional skills through work-based learning to ensure you are fully equipped to meet the demands of being a Mathematics teacher in secondary (high) school. The overall aim of the course is to allow you to develop the knowledge and skills required to teach Mathematics at Secondary School level. You will study mathematics to Honours level, and will also develop your teaching skills in years 3 and 4 by taking modules in Education and practical teaching placements in a school. On successful completion of the course you will have met the Standard for Provisional Registration, and thus be eligible to apply for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and entry to the Teacher Induction Scheme as a secondary school teacher of Mathematics. Your depth of knowledge across a broad range of topics will support the teaching of senior phase courses up to SQA Advanced Higher (or GCSE A-level) level. CAMPUS NOTE Please note that all the Mathematics modules are taught at Paisley Campus and the Education modules (in years 3 and 4) are taught at our Ayr Campus. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION The BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Education is professionally recognised by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). By successfully completing this course you will meet the Standard for Provisional Registration as a secondary school teacher of mathematics with science. CAREER PROSPECTS Jobs The course will allow you to develop Honours-level knowledge and skills in Mathematics and Statistics and prepares you to be both a Mathematician and and an Educational Practitioner. You will also be eligible to apply for provisional registration with GTCS, and entry to the Teacher Induction Scheme as secondary school teachers of Mathematics and Statistics. The BSc Mathematics with Education will also prepare you for careers in finance, research, cyber security. Further Study The GTCS Standard for Provisional Registration is part of a suite of educational professional standards published in 2012. Individuals obtaining Provisional Registration aim to progress to Full Registration and are then expected to continue to develop their expertise through appropriate and sustained career long professional learning. The suite of professional standards may be used to guide this learning and includes, for example, the Standards for Leadership and Management. Non-award-bearing courses have always formed an important part of professional development and update for teachers, but many opportunities exist at Masters level and above in subjects and areas relevant to schools and the wider world of education. Honours graduates may choose to pursue further study of Mathematics and/or Statistics at MSc, MRes and PhD level.
In Year 1, you will study core modules in Mathematics and Statistics, and an optional module in another science of your choosing. In Year 2, you will further develop your understanding of more advanced core modules in Mathematics and Statistics. In Year 3, alongside specialist core and option modules in Mathematics and Statistics, the study of Education is introduced with a focus on key educational issues, cross-cutting curricular themes, contexts for learning and professional values. In Year 4, knowledge and understanding of advanced Mathematics, alongside curriculum, pedagogy and assessment of Mathematics, and the skills and abilities to implement effective teaching and learning, are developed in Year 4, through campus teaching and school experience placements.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, computer laboratory sessions, and workshops. You will also have the opportunity to take part in group work and independent learning to develop your transferable skills such as research, presentation, communication and working as part of a team. This degree is assessed using a variety of assessment methods including: Written examinations / Coursework / Presentations
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- General Teaching Council for Scotland
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:
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Paisley Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Year 2 Entry: Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD including Maths plus National 5 English A Levels: BBC including Maths plus GCSE English International Baccalaureate: 28 points including Maths SQA HNC/BTEC Level 4 HNC: Relevant subject area including Engineering Mathematics 2 BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM Year 3 Entry: SQA HND/BTEC Level 5 HND: Relevant subject which includes Engineering Mathematics 2 and Engineering Mathematics 3, plus Higher English
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. These are shown below.
Standard Qualification Requirements
Entry to Year 1 with SWAP (BBB) in Access to STEM. Before progressing to Year 3, students must meet the following requirements: (i) English at SCQF Level 6 (e.g. Higher) (ii) Mathematics at SCQF Level 5 (e.g. National 5, Standard Grade (Grade 1 or 2), Intermediate 2. (iii) Successful interview with School of Education. (iv) Students who are offered the opportunity to progress to Year 3 of this programme must apply for and obtain membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Before progressing to Year 3, students must meet the following requirements: (i) English at SCQF Level 6 (e.g. Higher) (ii) Mathematics at SCQF Level 5 (e.g. National 5, Standard Grade (Grade 1 or 2), Intermediate 2. (iii) Successful interview with School of Education. (iv) Students who are offered the opportunity to progress to Year 3 of this programme must apply for and obtain membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Before progressing to year 3 of this course, all applicants/students must undertake a successful interview with the School of Education
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill / component.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||176 overall with no sub-test less than 169|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||176 overall with no sub-test less than 169|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests|
|PTE Academic||54||An overall score of 54 with no element below 51|
|TOEFL (iBT)||78||no sub-test less than: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17|
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The reason for this is that it’s essential that you are able to read, speak and understand the English language to get the most out of your time at UWS. All international applicants are required to meet minimum English language standards, with the exception of: // Native speakers of English // Erasmus students (unless advised otherwise) // non-Erasmus students from EU partner institutions (your institution must provide confirmation of your English language ability in the absence of a formal qualification) The qualifications above must have been gained within two years prior to the start of your course at UWS.
UWS's English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.