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.
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.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Paisley Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Standard Qualification Requirements
|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
|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
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University of the West of Scotland
Clearing contact detailsUWS Clearing enquiry form
0800 027 1000
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Applicant Enquiry Team
0800 027 1000