Education and Curricular Studies with Teaching Qualification - Home Economics at University of Strathclyde - UCAS

University of Strathclyde

Degree level: Undergraduate

Education and Curricular Studies with Teaching Qualification - Home Economics

Course summary

This BSc course is designed for applicants who have a suitable HND from a college in Scotland in fabric or food technologies and who wish to become registered Secondary teachers in Home Economics. The HND is considered to be the first two years of the course. In year 3, you will study two modules in each of the following: Academic Literacy and Communication - Students will be taught a range of academic literacy and communication skills that will support their transition to university and their development as an undergraduate student. An annotated bibliography will be used as the vehicle through which to teach students a range of academic study skills in Module 1 and students will develop their skills through a research project in Module 2. Opportunities for the development of skills in academic reading and writing, referencing, effective communication and ICT skills will be provided making clear links to coursework and the student’s subject discipline. Curricular Studies Home Economics - Curricular Studies (Home Economics) will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, small group teaching, and blended learning. The lectures will focus on supporting students to develop the knowledge and skills required to become a Home Economics teacher. The seminar and workshops will provide a space for students to work together on developing a deeper understanding of their knowledge. Examples of topics that will be covered within this module are: a range of contemporary, environmental, ethical and technological issues that affect consumer choice in relation to food and fashion; the relationship between food, nutrition and health, in the context of current Scottish government guidelines; the functional properties of a range of ingredients in food products and their impact on the food manufacturing process; textile characteristics, properties and suitability for purpose; fashion trends and textile construction techniques within each industry. Personalisation and choice will be offered by means of alternative reading/podcasts/videos, and through flexibility in the focus of some assignments. Professionalism and Teacher Identity - you will explore the many different roles and responsibilities of teachers in the classroom, in the faculty, in the school and its community, in the local authority, nationally, and internationally, and you will have the chance to teach small groups of pupils on campus and spend a week in a school. Year 4 of the course will provide you with an internationally recognised teaching qualification, not only in Scotland, but also enabling newly qualified teachers also to apply for qualified teacher status (QTS) or equivalent in their home country. It is regulated by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and the Scottish Government. You learn from on-campus classes and 18 weeks of placements in schools in Scotland. If you're a Scottish or EU student, you're guaranteed a job for one year in a Scottish school after you graduate. A degree in education will equip you for a range of careers working with children and young people. Most of our graduates go on to work as teachers in Secondary schools across the country. Recent graduate job titles include Secondary Teacher, Head Teacher, Further Education Lecturer, and Special Educational Needs Teacher.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Teaching Council for Scotland

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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University of Strathclyde
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Relevant HND from a College in Scotland. Home Economics: The most suitable HNDs include both a practical element and a theoretical side in food or in fashion, e.g. HND Fashion and Textile Technology, HND Professional Cookery.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

PVG Scheme in Scotland


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £18050 Year 1
International £18050 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* 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. 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.
Education and Curricular Studies with Teaching Qualification - Home Economics at University of Strathclyde - UCAS