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Joint STEM teaching courses with Heriot-Watt | Clearing

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. Become a science teacher and inspire the next generation of young scientists and engineers.

UCAS Clearing is open. We have places available on our courses starting in September. Get a head start by registering your interest or call us now on 01786 466166 to discuss your course options and entry requirements.

Study at Heriot-Watt and the University of Stirling

Our 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.

It's why we’re 2nd in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for Education Studies (The Guardian University Guide 2020).

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

    This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in chemistry teaching, at secondary school level. 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.

     

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

    This course is for students who wish to pursue a career in secondary education, teaching engineering technologies. 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.

     

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

    If you are considering a career as a physics teacher at secondary school level, 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.

     

  • BSc (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.

     

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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