Sheffield Hallam University

Mathematics with Education and Qualified Teacher Status Sheffield Hallam University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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  • Gain a deep understanding of mathematics and learn to teach effectively.

  • Benefit from a 100% course employment record, and healthy job market.

  • Qualify as a teacher faster than through a PGCE.

  • Gain hands-on experience with school placements from your first year onwards.

  • Prepare yourself for advanced qualifications in maths.

Move quickly into a full-time secondary teaching post in mathematics. You develop your understanding of the subject, starting from your own level, while attaining vital theoretical and practical experience of teaching. You graduate with Qualified Teacher Status, ready for full-time employment in a subject with a national shortage of such.

How you learn

This rounded course allows for rewarding individual and collaborative study alongside school placements from your first year. As well as developing an in-depth knowledge of Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 (GCSE) and post-16 mathematics, you'll learn how to effectively impart this knowledge via teaching theory lessons and school-based experience.

You learn through:

  • lessons from mathematics tutors and education specialists

  • school placements from early in the course, with at least 24 weeks in total

  • advanced modules preparing you for the different stages of secondary teaching

  • small groups and a collaborative atmosphere

  • research, practical work, presentations and written assignments

  • academic tutorials

Applied learning
Work placements

Starting from one day per week in your first year to longer periods in your second and third, you will work in schools to gain practical experience vital for teaching. You will be assigned a school-based mentor to help you hone your practical skills and apply your theory - helping you to work with individual students up to full classes. Sheffield Hallam has strong links to regional secondary schools to ensure your training is of the highest quality. Many of our graduates attain full time employment at their placement schools.

Course details


Year 1
Compulsory modules
Development Of Mathematical Thought 20
Mathematics For Meaning A 20
Mathematics For Meaning B 20
Practice In The Context Of Learning And Teaching 20
Problem Solving Through Modelling 20
Sets And Matrices 20
The Experience Of Learning Mathematics 20

Year 2
Compulsory modules
20Th And 21St Century Applications Of Mathematics 20
Development Of Geometric Ideas 20
Introduction To Fundamental Constructs In Mathematics Education 20
Relations And Functions 20
School Based Training 1 -
Statistical Literacy 20
Elective modules
Developing Learning And Teaching Within The Curriculum 20

Final year
Compulsory modules
Becoming A Mathematics Teacher 20
Development Of Ideas In Number Theory 20
Groups And Geometry 20
Infinite Processes 20
School Based Training 2 -
Elective modules
Professional Studies In Education 20

Assessment method


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

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 code XG11
Institution code S21
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points from A level Mathematics. For example:

•BBC at A Level including a relevant subject(s).
•A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.
Access to HE Diploma M: 18 credits 45 at level 3 (from a relevant Open College Network accredited Access course. At least 18 level 3 credits should be in mathematics at merit or distinction level. It will support your application to be studying mathematics to at least AS level.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language at grade C or 4, or equivalent*
Mathematics at grade C or 4, or equivalent*

Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English.

* GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are
• 12 level 2 credits from an Access course

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day. View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.
Please visit the course page on our website for further details on the selection event.


Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable.

In your personal statement you should clearly state the extent of any experience you have obtained observing or supporting in a secondary mathematics classroom. You should also include any other experiences of working with young people, such working as a sports coach or with a youth group.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 With a minimum of 6.5 in all skills.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,650 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Provider information

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Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
Howard Street
S1 1WB

Course contact details

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(+44) 0114 225 5533