Birmingham Newman University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Newman University, Birmingham

Science (with Biology) with Secondary Education (QTS)

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Course summary

If you’re hoping to become a secondary school teacher in English, Maths, Science with Physics, Chemistry or biology, Religious Education, PE or Humanities you could qualify within three years through this undergraduate degree route. Our BA (Hons) Secondary Teaching (QTS) courses offer you a gateway into the teaching profession as a qualified secondary teacher with a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), allowing you to teach in England and Wales. - Develop your knowledge and learn the art of teaching You will study a range of undergraduate subject specific and pedagogical modules that build on your current knowledge as you learn the practical, professional, and academic skills of teaching. You will also spend in total a 120 days of the course on school placement developing your practice in order to become an inspirational secondary teacher. - Proud history of teacher training Birmingham Newman University has been training teachers for over 50 years and we look to train employable professionals who can make a difference. You will be taught by experienced education specialists and our dedication to small teaching groups allows you develop strong professional relationships with the University teaching team. You will also be supported by our strong relationships with our local partner schools. - On this course you will:

  • Be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status which allows you teach in secondary schools in England and Wales.
  • Understand fundamental areas of your chosen subject as well as effective ways to teach the subject within a classroom environment.
  • Provide you with the skills and knowledge to become an outstanding and professional teacher.
  • Develop your skills and abilities in both a subject and pedagogical context and through dedicated placements in secondary schools make connections between the theories and your applied practice.
  • Be provided with a range of enhancement opportunities to support your training and development.


Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Assessment method

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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

International applicants

This course is currently unable to accept applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or above (or recognised equivalents). Please be aware that whilst these GCSEs are not mandatory at application point, these qualifications must be obtained by enrolment. Please refer to the Newman University website for details.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
Science (with Biology) with Secondary Education (QTS) at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS