University of Strathclyde

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chemistry with Teaching

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Course summary

Teachers convey the exciting challenges chemists face and the importance of continuous discovery to our daily lives. Why Chemistry with Teaching at Strathclyde? Combine a Royal Society of Chemistry-accredited MChem course with the education theory and classroom experience required for recognition by the General Teaching Council for Scotland. Study a dual-accredited course at a higher level than anywhere else in the UK. Opportunities to move between careers in secondary education and the chemical industry. Benefit from AstraZeneca and GSK bursary scheme for chemistry undergraduates. Your Career Most graduates follow the career path of a secondary teacher but you can also compete successfully for jobs in all branches of the chemical industry. There are also opportunities for chemists in other areas such as national and local government services, in hospitals and in education at all levels. Recent graduate job roles include: Industrial chemist Research scientist Scientific communication specialist

Course details

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

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

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 codeF1XC
Institution code S78
Campus nameUniversity of Strathclyde
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - AAA Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Biology, GCSE English Language 4/C and Literature 4/C.
Scottish Higher AABB - AAAC Chemistry, Maths, Physics OR Biology/Human Biology, English C. Advanced Higher Chemistry and Maths recommended for S6 study and to compensate for missed Higher grades.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB - AAA Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Biology, GCSE English Language 4/C and Literature 4/C or Higher English C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Biology all at HL, English SL6.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 Chemistry at H2, Maths at H2, Physics or Biology at H3 and English at H3
Scottish HNC Pass A in Graded Unit.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £1820* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
International £19750 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde. Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 (with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses); MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply. The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.
Chemistry with Teaching at University of Strathclyde - UCAS