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International/EU: £13,995 per year
- Develop a deep understanding of science, and learn how to communicate it effectively.
- Attain Qualified Teacher Status after just three years.
- Graduate with extensive hands-on teaching experience.
- Benefit from a 90%+ course employment record.
- Hone your 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 national shortage of qualified teachers.
Watch student Katie Burns talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
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 your scientific and teaching knowledge in real settings. You undertake 24 weeks placement across two or more 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 rounded expertise required to effectively teach it.
You learn through
- dual academic emphasis on science and education
- 24 weeks of in-school experience, starting at one day per week in first year
- longer placements in 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
Starting from one day per week in your first year to longer periods in your second and third, you work in schools to gain practical experience vital for teaching. You are assigned a school-based mentor to help develop your practical skills and apply theoretical knowledge, helping you to work up from individual students to full classes. While training, you will always have support available from experienced members of staff in all your 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 in our partnership placement schools.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
The majority of graduates go directly into employment as fully qualified teachers. Science teachers remain in short supply meaning employment prospects are excellent, with the starting salary in 2017/18 a minimum of Â£22,917. Transferable skills are also developed throughout the course, allowing for alternative career routes.
This course prepares you for a career in
- academia, as a researcher via Masters level study and PhD
- local authority/voluntary sector worker or researcher
- non-government organisations (NGO) administrative and research posts
- enrichment work with young people
- more general graduate careers including, for example, retail management and the civil service
Student success story
Hassun wanted to make a difference, so volunteered at the Calais migrant camp, helping provide the children there with access to education and a safe teaching environment.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with 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 work with
- purpose-built laboratories that reflect the secondary teaching environment
- experienced and supportive technicians
- excellent lecture and seminar rooms
- specially-designed student work areas for group or individual use
112 UCAS points from at least two A levels, including at least 40 points in each, 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 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: Biology Foundations||Credits: 20||
|Module: Chemistry Foundations||Credits: 20||
|Module: Further Biology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Further Chemistry||Credits: 20||
|Module: Further Physics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Physics Foundations||Credits: 20||
|Module: Practice In The Context Of Learning And Teaching||Credits: 20||
|Module: Chemistry In Action (M)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Contemporary Biology (M)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Extending Biology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Extending Chemistry||Credits: 20|
|Module: Extending Physics||Credits: 20|
|Module: School Based Training 1||Credits: -|
|Module: Turning Points In Physics (M)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Chemistry In Action (S)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Contemporary Biology (S)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Developing Learning And Teaching Within The Curriculum||Credits: 20|
|Module: Subject Investigation A||Credits: 20|
|Module: Turning Points In Physics (S)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Professional Studies In Education||Credits: 20|
|Module: School Based Training 2||Credits: -|
|Module: Science Education In Practice||Credits: 20|
|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 2021/22 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 2021/22 is £13,995 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, 260.5KB)
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