Physics with Education

Course details

Campus(es)

Paisley (with some modules in Year 3 and Year 4 taught at Ayr)

UCAS Code

PE30

Start Date

September 2020

Degree

BSc (Hons)

About the course

This programme contains all of the core material of the Physics programme – including quantum mechanics, electromagnetism and atomic, nuclear and particle physics – combined with material taught by our Education department.

The Education material is taught in Years 3 and 4. You will get professional experience with placements in schools throughout Year 4.

You will graduate from the programme eligible for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland and entry to the Teaching Induction Scheme as a secondary school teacher of physics.

  • This programme combines an IOP- accredited physics degree with the training necessary to become a physics teacher.
  • You will get classroom experience in three schools placements during Year 4 of the programme.
  • There is a high demand for secondary- school physics teachers in Scotland and the UK.
  • The physics modules are delivered by staff who are carrying out research at the forefront of their fields.
  • The programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics, which allows you to register as a Chartered Physicist following graduation.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:

Scotland & EU/EEA

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Closed

England, Wales & Northern Ireland

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

International (non-EU)

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: CCCC including Maths, and National 5 Physics at B
  • A levels: CDD (80 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H4 including Maths and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points

Important Information

All applicants should be aware that before progressing to Year 3, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. English at SCQF Level 6 (e.g. Higher) or equivalent
  2. Mathematics at SCQF Level 5 (e.g. National 5, Standard Grade (Grade 1 or 2), Intermediate 2, or equivalent
  3. Successful interview with School of Education
  4. Students who are offered the opportunity to progress to Year 3 of this programme must apply for and obtain membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme before enrolment

Contact us for more information.

  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • Scottish Baccalaureate:  Science – considered on an individual basis
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Physics; Applied Sciences or relevant discipline
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM

Important Information

All applicants should be aware that before progressing to Year 3, they must meet the following requirements:

  1. English at SCQF Level 6 (e.g. Higher), or equivalent
  2. Mathematics at SCQF Level 5 (e.g. National 5, Standard Grade (Grade 1 or 2), Intermediate 2, or equivalent
  3. Successful interview with School of Education
  4. Students who are offered the opportunity to progress to Year 3 of this programme must apply for and obtain membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme before enrolment

Contact us for more information.

  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Physics or Applied Sciences or another relevant discipline

Important Information

All applicants should be aware that before being admitted to Year 3, they must also meet the following requirements:

  1. English at SCQF Level 6 (e.g. Higher) or equivalent
  2. Mathematics at SCQF Level 5 (e.g. National 5, Standard Grade (Grade 1 or 2), Intermediate 2, or equivalent
  3. Successful interview with School of Education
  4. Students who are offered the opportunity to progress to Year 3 of this programme must apply for and obtain membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme before enrolment

Contact us for more information.

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

UCAS Track

You should use UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your Undergraduate application. Your UCAS Track account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students, including tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk

Disclaimer

We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.


Contact our Clearing Team today 

+44(0)141 849 4101

We’re here to answer whatever questions you may have to help make the Clearing process as simple and stress-free as possible. Lines are open between 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday, with extended opening hours on the dates listed below: 

  • Tuesday 4 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Wednesday 5 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Thursday 6 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Friday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm 

Opening times will return to 8.45am-4.45pm from Monday 10 August. 

Our lines may be busier at certain times and we thank you for your patience in advance. Rest assured that our advisors will do everything they possibly can to answer your call as quickly as possible in order to guide you through the Clearing process.


Guide to clearing

We have put together a page to help you understand clearing and where you are on your clearing journey

If you have any questions you can email us at clearing@uws.ac.uk

Clearing 2020

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