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Chemistry with Education University of the West of Scotland Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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

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 CE10
Institution code U40
Campus name Paisley Campus
Campus code P

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CCD Including Chemistry
Scottish Higher BBB Including Chemistry plus Nat5 Maths and English


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £16,000 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

Tuition fees are charged per year of the programme

Provider information

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University of the West of Scotland
Paisley Campus
High Street
Paisley
PA1 2BE


Course contact details

Applicant Enquiry Team

0800 027 1000