University of the West of Scotland

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chemistry with Education

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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Education course will provide you with extensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills in chemistry. In addition, you will develop professional skills through work-based learning, ensuring you are fully equipped to meet the demands of being a teacher. The overall aim of the course is to develop individuals with the knowledge and skills required to teach Chemistry at Secondary School level. You will study Chemistry to Honours level, and will also develop your teaching skills in years 3 and 4 by taking modules in Education. 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 Chemistry with Science. The course teaches the fundamentals of chemistry as a core science and laboratory sessions develop practical and communication skills. Across the four years of the course, increasingly complex understanding of principal aspects of Chemistry – organic, inorganic, analytical and physical – is developed. Depth of knowledge across a broad range of topics supports the teaching of senior phase courses up to Advanced Higher level. Graduates receive the formal teaching qualification necessary for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). New Scottish/UK/EU graduates of this course are guaranteed a one-year induction post that enables completion of probation and achievement of the standard required for full registration with the GTCS. Please note that the Chemistry modules are taught at Paisley Campus and the Education modules at Ayr Campus.

Course details


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 codeCE10
Institution code U40
Campus namePaisley Campus
Campus codeP

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 102 points Including Chemistry
A level CDD Including Chemistry
Scottish Higher BBBC Including Chemistry
Scottish HNC Pass May be considered for Year 2
Scottish HND Pass May be considered for Year 3 entry. An offer of a place on Year 3 is made on the basis of successful interview. For entry or progression into Year 3, all applicants should have an English qualification of at least SCQF Level 6 (Higher English or ESOL).

Minimum Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CCD Including Chemistry
Scottish Higher BBC - CCCC Including Chemistry plus Nat5 Maths and English
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H4 including Chemistry

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are charged per year of the programme
Chemistry with Education at University of the West of Scotland - UCAS