University of Chichester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mathematics and Secondary Teaching (QTS)

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Course summary

This engaging course offers a three-year route to become a secondary school Mathematics teacher. You will study a range of undergraduate mathematics modules alongside education modules to learn effective ways of teaching mathematics. You will spend 120 days of the course on school placement developing your practice in order to become an inspirational secondary mathematics teacher. You will be joining a community of students taking a of modules within a lively, imaginative context. Our students tell us that they love the inclusive community we offer as well as the level of support that is provided to them on an individual basis.

Course details


There are four main strands that run through the programme: 1. Study of Mathematics These undergraduate mathematics modules build on the materials covered at A level and introduce some new fundamental areas of mathematics including calculus, statistical theories and applications, network analysis, machine learning, optimisation and game theory. 2. Education The modules in this suite are designed to enable you to study and appreciate the effective ways of teaching mathematics, drawing on your and others own experiences of learning. Time is spent looking at the historical background of contemporary theories, debating and analysing their strengths and weaknesses and what this might mean in the classroom for learners. 3. Professional Studies Professional Studies modules allow you to consider all of the facets that are needed to become an outstanding teacher. It brings together ideas and theories of inclusion, equality and diversity and how to respond as a professional to contemporary issues in education. 4. School Experience School Experience aims to help you progress skills such as lesson planning and classroom management in order to become an inspirational secondary mathematics teacher. Placements in schools will provide you with distinctive opportunities to develop your professional knowledge and teaching skills. It is designed to enable you to relate to the teachers’ standards, required for the recommended award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This will develop your teaching style and confidence at the heart of the classroom.

Assessment method

Mathematics modules are taught by experienced university lecturers from the undergraduate mathematics team. Education based modules are taught by a core team of education and mathematics education theory specialists, all of whom have a background in teaching. One of the key strengths of the programme is that all learning is supported by contemporary pedagogical research, theories and discussion within a small class environment. This allows us to really get to know you as individuals, and support you in your journey. Throughout your degree, modules are delivered in a variety of ways including: 1. Standard module: a single module over 1 semester (usually 15 credits) 2. Individual tutorials: you will have individual sessions for both mathematics and education components of the course. 3. Workshops: workshops are available on extra mathematical topics and on educational issues such as SEND, Mental Health and Behaviour Management. 4. Placements: All of our school placements carry credits and are undertaken in secondary schools from within our Partnership, offering a variety of sociodemographic experiences and total 120 days across the three years of the programme.

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

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 overall (including 7.0 in academic writing)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

There is a 10% tuition fee scholarship for EU students.

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University of Chichester
Bishop Otter Campus
College Lane
PO19 6PE

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18th August: 8-30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 19th August: 8-30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Then normal office hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Mathematics and Secondary Teaching (QTS) at University of Chichester - UCAS