University of Sunderland

Mathematics Education (11-16 years) with QTS University of Sunderland Degree level: Undergraduate


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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.

Course details


Module titles can be found on the University website.

Assessment method

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:

  • 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 XG12
Institution code S84
Campus name Sir Tom Cowie Campus
Campus code B

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 120 points
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Scottish Higher BBBCC
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)

Health checks


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,000 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

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

Provider information

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University of Sunderland
Edinburgh Building, City Campus
Chester Road

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