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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
GBP 1820 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 14000 per year
Why this course?
This joint Honours degree covers the curriculum of the BSc Honours Mathematics degree, plus the education theory and classroom experience required for recognition by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
In four years, you'll gain a joint Honours degree along with a professional teaching qualification and will be qualified to enter the probationary year as a teacher of mathematics in Scottish secondary schools.
Students on the BSc (Honours) in Mathematics course for the first two years can transfer to the Mathematics with Teaching course guaranteed (subject to progress requirements) for the start of 3rd year.
What you'll study
Years 1 & 2
You'll follow the same curriculum as the BSc (Honours) in Mathematics. Part-time study is possible. In addition to the study of core mathematical methods, you'll learn calculus, geometry, applied analysis, mechanics, numerical analysis probability and statistics.
One half of the course is focused upon education with input from staff in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. You'll also undertake work placements in schools.
Education classes start in late August at the beginning of Year 3. If you realise that teaching is not for you, it is possible to transfer to the Honours degree course in Mathematics.
Again the course is split between Mathematics & Statistics and Education. Mathematics-based classes are contained in semester one and with the final semester devoted to topics in Education and school experience.
You'll have access to well-equipped, modern computing laboratories and teaching rooms, as well as 24-hour access to an advanced computer information network and a sophisticated virtual e-learning environment. We have also an undergraduate common room which gives you a modern and flexible area that's used for individual and group study work, and is also a relaxing social space.
You'll spend parts of the course on placement in a school within Scotland, working throughout the full working day, attending school on staff in-service days and being continually assessed while there.
Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications for the purpose of meeting in full the educational requirement for chartered status.
Accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
Notes about fees for this course
Fees & funding
How much will my course cost?
Rest of UK
Bachelor degrees at Strathclyde will cost £9,250 a year, but the total amount payable will be capped at £27,750 for students on a four-year Bachelors programme. Students studying on integrated Masters degree programmes - for example MSci, MEng and MPharm - will pay £9,250 for the Masters year.
Course materials & costs
Class materials (lecture notes and exercise sheets) for the majority of Mathematics & Statistics classes are available free to download. For some classes, students may need access to a textbook. Textbook costs are typically in the £20-60 price range. These prices are dependent on format (e-book, soft or hardback) and whether bought new or second hand.
PVG scheme (Protection of Vulnerable Groups)
Third-year Maths and Teaching students will need to pay for the full price of a PVG membership scheme.
£40 returnable deposit for PRS handsets.
Please note: All fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.
How can I fund my studies?
Students from Scotland and the EU
If you're a Scottish or EU student, you may be able to apply to the Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) to have your tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Scottish students may also be eligible for a bursary and loan to help cover living costs while at University.
For more information on funding your studies have a look at our University Funding page.
Students from England, Wales & Northern Ireland
We have a generous package of bursaries on offer for students from England, Northern Ireland and WalesHave a look at our scholarship search for any more funding opportunities.
International Students (Non UK, EEA)
We have a number of scholarships available to international students. Take a look at our scholarship search to find out more.
We have a wide range of scholarships available. Have a look at our scholarship search to find a scholarship.
Required subjects are indicated following minimum accepted grades.
Year 1 entry: AABB (Maths A, *English C, Advanced Higher Maths recommended)
Year 2 entry: AB (Maths A, Higher *English C)
Year 1 entry
Minimum entry requirements: BBB (Maths B)
Typical entry requirements: ABB
Year 2 entry
Minimum entry requirements: ABB (two Maths subjects AB, *GCSE English Language C and English Literature C)
Typical entry requirements: AAA
Year 1 entry: 32
Year 2 entry: 34 (Maths HL6, *English SL6)
Year 1 entry: relevant HNC with strong mathematical content, B in Graded Unit
Year 2 entry: not offered
*General Teaching Council minimum English requirement; preference is likely to be given to applicants offering higher grades
We want to increase opportunities for people from every background. Strathclyde selects our students based on merit, potential and the ability to benefit from the education we offer. We look for more than just your grades. We consider the circumstances of your education and will make lower offers to certain applicants as a result.
Degree preparation course for international students
We offer international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree at Strathclyde the option of completing an Undergraduate Foundation year programme at the International Study Centre.
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