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BSc (Honours) Science Education with Qualified Teacher Status

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BSc (Honours)

Science Education with Qualified Teacher Status

Course in clearing
Full-time Teaching and Education

Qualify as a secondary science teacher specialising in physics, chemistry or biology on this science education course with qualified teacher status.

Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2022. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 or apply online.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
International/EU: £14,415 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? D035
When do I start? September 2022

Course summary

  • 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. 

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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

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Caroline Smart
Senior Lecturer

Caroline Smart, Course Leader BSc Science with Education and QTS and part of the team for PGCE Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics).

Applied learning


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.

Future careers

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

  • teaching
  • 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.

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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.

Entry requirements

All students

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.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Education Research Policy And Practice 1 Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations In Biology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations In Chemistry Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations In Physics Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: The Experience Of Learning Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module 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

Home students

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.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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.

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This course has places available in clearing. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 or apply online.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

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