Mathematics with Secondary Education (QTS) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

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Course summary

This course is ideal for students who want to develop their knowledge of Maths as well as gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which will allow them to teach in a secondary educational environment. Students on this course will be supported to become a confident and competent secondary school teacher who can enable children to learn effectively. Why choose this course?

  • The BSC (Hons) Mathematics with Secondary Education course allows you to explore your chosen subject specialism in depth and gradually moves from an emphasis on the acquisition of subject knowledge and its applications in Year One and Year Two, to an emphasis on the pedagogical and professional knowledge and understanding required by an effective subject specialist teacher in the final year
  • The course design combines the essential elements required to enable you to commence a career in teaching as an Early Career Teacher (ECT). These are: advanced subject knowledge at undergraduate level; knowledge of how children learn and are taught; specialist knowledge required to teach the chosen school subject and experience of being a practitioner in secondary schools.
  • Years Two and Three of your study include educational placement elements in order to prepare you for the workplace.
Course accreditation We are accredited by the UK Government's Department for Education as a provider of initial teacher-training courses. Successful completion of the course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This means you can be employed as an Early Career Teacher (ECT) in a school to complete your induction year.


In Year One, you will study: Mathematical Methods (20 credit points); Introduction to Numerical Methods (20 credit points); Data Analysis (20 credit points); Introduction to Abstract Algebra (20 credit points); Vector Algebra and Calculus (20 credit points); and Investigations in Analysis (20 credit points). In Year Two, you will study a number of Mathematics modules, as well as a year long education module which includes a work-based placement. Core modules include: Differential Equations & Modelling (20 credit points); Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations (20 credit points); Probability and Statistical Inference (20 credit points); Linear Algebra and its Applications (20 credit points); Advanced Calculus (20 credit points); and Learning Mathematics: Pedagogy, Progression and Practice (20 credit points). In the final year of your study, you focus on you developing an in-depth knowledge of the pedagogical skills, assessment requirements and self-reflection required to be a successful Early Career Teacher: Learning to be a teacher; Learning to teach; Learning to teach a subject 1; and Learning to teach a subject 2.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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Tuition fees for Home undergraduate students for 2024 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Mathematics with Secondary Education (QTS) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS