The University of Stirling and Heriot-Watt University have teamed up to offer a number of education courses with a specialism in key STEM subjects including Chemistry, Engineering, Physics and Primary Science.
You could become a science teacher and inspire the next generation of young scientists and engineers – and if you're ready to start your journey as a teacher in 2018, we've saved a place for you!
We are accepting new applications until 30 June 2018 via UCAS. And if you have already applied via UCAS but don't yet hold an offer, we're still accepting applications until 30 June 2018 through UCAS Extra.
UCAS Extra is now open – and the process is fast and simple.
Clearing doesn't open until 5 July 2018 – but by registering your interest, a member of our team will be sure to get in touch with you later this summer to chat about your options and tell you all about the courses we still have available.
Our science (STEM) education courses run for four-years and provide an excellent grounding from which to build your teaching career. We work in close partnership with local authorities, schools, Education Scotland and the General Teaching Council for Scotland to ensure that you are supported throughout your studies to become the best teacher you can be.
Available courses include:
This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a chemistry teacher in a secondary school. Taught in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, the course combines core elements of chemistry taught on the Heriot-Watt campus covering the main themes of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, experimental skills and communication skills, alongside participation in the full Initial Teacher Education course taught at the University of Stirling. The course also includes a number of school placements to develop confidence and experience in a classroom environment.
This course is for students who wish to pursue a career as a technology teacher in a secondary school. Delivered in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, the course combines core elements of engineering technology - including the main themes of mechanical and electrical engineering, design, programming and robotics taught on the Heriot-Watt campus - alongside participation in the full Initial Teacher Education course at the University of Stirling. The course also includes a number of school placements to develop confidence and experience in a classroom environment.
If you're considering a career as a physics teacher in a secondary school, this is the course for you. The course combines core elements of physics - covering subjects such as dynamics; electromagnetic fields and optics; and the quantum world of subatomic particles through physics lectures and laboratories held at the Heriot-Watt campus - alongside participation in the University of Stirling’s full Initial Teacher Education course. A number of school placements will also be offered to develop confidence and experience in a classroom environment.
Would you like to be a primary school teacher who is able to bring excitement to the classroom and introduce pupils to science? Stirling has long been distinctive among Scottish universities in offering concurrent courses to prospective primary school teachers. Our degree in Primary Education with a Primary Science specialism will appeal to students who wish to become more than a generic primary school teacher. It will also demonstrate to employers that you are a capable and qualified teacher with additional expertise and specialist knowledge in a key area of primary education.
|SQA Higher||GCE A-level||IB Diploma||BTEC (Level 3)|
|ABBB - one sitting
AABB - two sittings
The General Teaching Council for Scotland requires all students to have the following English and Mathematics requirements:
Mathematics requirements (SCQF level 5) one of the following:
There are additional requirements for each specialism, please see below:
Additional entry requirements
|BSc (Hons) Professional Education (Secondary) and Chemistry||Higher/A-level Chemistry or equivalent.|
|BSc (Hons) Professional Education (Secondary) and Physics||Higher/A-level Physics or equivalent.|
|BSc (Hons) Professional Education (Secondary) and Engineering Technologies||Higher/A-level Maths and Higher Physics or Higher Engineering Technologies.|
|BSc/BA (Hons) Professional Education (Primary) with specialism in Primary Science||Higher/A-level Chemistry and Higher Physics or equivalent.|
The University of Stirling’s education courses are accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland with seven commendations, including one for being student-centred, and another for the high quality of our research-informed approaches.
Successful completion of our course enables you to provisionally register with the General Teaching Council for Scotland and enter the Scottish Probationary Teacher Scheme. This entitles you to guaranteed employment for one year as a newly qualified teacher in a Scottish Local Authority school.
The Guardian University Guide 2019
for Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering
National Student Survey 2017
for General Engineering
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
Clearing might feel a bit daunting, but it can actually be a fast and simple process – and we'll do our best to guide you through the process each step of the way.
Don’t Panic. Act fast. Clearing at the University of Stirling is a competitive process, so you must be prepared on Results Day.
Get in touch. Once you’ve spotted a course on our Clearing List that interests you, phone our Clearing and Exam Helpline immediately on +44 (0) 1786 466166. Please note that this helpline does not open until 5 July. If you have any questions before then call our Admissions team on +44 (0) 1786 467044.
Have your exam results ready. Our Clearing Team will want to know your UCAS Personal ID number and exam results.
Tell us about yourself. Our Clearing Team will want to know more about you, your interests and why you would like to apply for your new course.
Ask questions. It’s up to you to make an informed decision, but we’re happy to help in any way we can!