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BSc (Hons) Mathematics Education (11-16 years) with QTS is a fast-track route into teaching. It takes just three years to be a fully qualified teacher of mathematics, compared to the four years it takes to do a degree and then a one-year PGCE. This course will deepen your knowledge, skills and love of learning mathematics, whilst training you to become a teacher at Secondary or College level. The aims of the course are to develop an in-depth understanding of school level mathematics and the ability to teach conceptual understanding, whilst considering some of the challenges that children and young people face when learning mathematics. Whether you have recently studied mathematics, or are thinking of changing your career, one of the advantages of a three-year teaching degree is that you will have time to develop the subject knowledge required to be a successful teacher, over the course of the programme. The School of Education have recently been voted 2nd in the U.K (1st in England) for it's Undergraduate Education courses according to the Guardian University League Tables, 2020. We are extremely proud of this accolade. According to our most recent Ofsted report, some key strengths of our provisions are strong communication and positive relationships between the University and its partner schools, and the commitment of trainers in partnership schools to the all-round development of the trainees. Our comprehensive courses will give you the skills needed to make a real difference in educating the next generation, as well as thrive on a personal level with a rewarding career.
Module titles can be found on the University website.
This course is taught via lectures, tutorials, seminars, and independent learning. In your final year the emphasis will be on practical experience and learning, and you'll spend 120 days on placement in schools or colleges. Your progress will be assessed with reports, exams, presentations, and computer-based assessments. Throughout the degree you'll have one-to-one support from academic staff. The first two years of this course focus on Mathematics with the final year focusing on teaching skills and experience.
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:
How to apply
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||Sir Tom Cowie Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||You must also have five GCSEs at grade C or above, and these must include Mathematics and English Language, or equivalent qualifications. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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