Everything you need to know...
International/EU: £14,415 per year
- Develop a deep understanding of science and learn how to communicate it effectively.
- Attain Qualified Teacher Status after just three years of study.
- Graduate with extensive hands-on teaching experience.
- Benefit from a 90%+ course employment record.
- Hone your professional knowledge and specialise in one scientific area.
Develop a broad understanding of all three sciences and cultivate depth in your specialist subject, whilst gaining the practical experience and theory you need to teach effectively. You graduate with Qualified Teacher Status, ready to inspire the next generation in a subject with a high demand for teachers.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
This course encourages the application of scientific and teaching knowledge in real settings. You undertake 24 weeks placement in secondary schools, reinforced by diverse and enriching lessons from our highly experienced science and education tutors. You acquire a specialist knowledge of science, and the professional expertise to teach it.
You learn through
- dual academic emphasis on science and education
- at least 24 weeks of school experience, starting at one day per week in the first year of the course with longer placements in the second and third year
- wide-ranging teaching methods, with collaborative and individual studies
- purpose-built labs that reflect the school environment
Course leaders and tutors
Caroline Smart, Course Leader BSc Science with Education and QTS and part of the team for PGCE Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics).
Starting from one day per week in your first year to longer periods in your second and third, you will work in schools to develop the knowledge skills and values required of teachers. You will be assigned a school-based mentor to help you hone your teaching skills and apply your theory - helping you to work with individual students and whole 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.
The majority of graduates go directly into employment as fully qualified teachers. Science teachers remain in short supply meaning employment prospects are excellent. Transferable skills are also developed throughout the course, allowing for alternative career routes.
This course prepares you for a career in
- academic careers as a researcher via Masters level study and PhD
- local authority/voluntary sector worker or researcher
- non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts
- enrichment work with young people
- more general graduate careers including, for example, retail management and the civil service.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you will study at our City Campus and engage with a structured mix of face to face and online lectures and seminars as well as practical lab work. You will have access to digital and online specialist science resources to support your learning.
80 UCAS points, including 56 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Education Research Policy And Practice 1||Credits: 40||
|Module: Foundations In Biology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foundations In Chemistry||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foundations In Physics||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Experience Of Learning Science||Credits: 20||
|Module: Education Research Policy And Practice 2||Credits: 40|
|Module: Extending Biology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Extending Chemistry||Credits: 20|
|Module: Extending Physics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Introduction To Science Education||Credits: 20|
|Module: School Based Training 1||Credits: -|
|Module: Becoming A Science Teacher||Credits: 20|
|Module: Education Research Policy An Practice 3||Credits: 40|
|Module: School Based Training 2||Credits: -|
|Module: Subject Specialism- Individual Project||Credits: 40|
|Module: The Nature Of Science And Industry||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 is £9,250 per year.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF, 257.5KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.