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Joint teaching courses with Heriot-Watt | UCAS Clearing places available 2018

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!

Clearing for our education courses with a specialism in STEM is now open. Find out more about how Clearing works.

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Not sure what your exam results are going to be? Don't worry. Simply register your interest now, and we'll provide you with details about your options and what you can do to join us in September.

You can also get in touch with our Clearing Team via live webchat in the run up to Results Day.

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If you're ready to apply, call our Clearing Team on +44 (0)1786 466166 to find out about our University clearing places and how to secure your place immediately.

Available Clearing places for education courses with a specialism in STEM

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:

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Education (Secondary) with Chemistry

    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.

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  • BSc (Hons) Professional Education (Secondary) with Engineering Technologies

    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.

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  • BSc (Hons) Professional Education (Secondary) with Physics

    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.

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  • BSc/BA (Hons) Professional Education (Primary) with specialism in Primary Science (STEM)

    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.

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Initially, education content is delivered for one day a week in Stirling, and then science subjects four days a week at Heriot-Watt University.

In subsequent years, students focus on Education at the Stirling campus, and the third and fourth year specialism modules will support students in extending their knowledge of the sciences (STEM), its application to teaching and their ability to communicate this knowledge to pupils, colleagues and parents. The course also includes a number of school placements to develop confidence and experience in a classroom environment.

Want to find out about course fees and funding? Check out our fees page.

Hear from current students and staff about studying education with a specialism in STEM

Accreditation

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.

Ranking and reputation

Employability

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. 

Career prospects

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Questions about Clearing?

Get in touch! Our team is always happy to help, and we'll do our best to guide you through the UCAS Clearing and Adjustment process so that you can secure your place for September 2018. We're open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Register your interest or call our Clearing Team now on +44 (0)1786 466166.

Online chat will be available from 6 to 21 August 2018 (excluding 10 August).

Extended opening hours for the phone line and online chat available on the following dates:

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