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Physics and Professional Education, BSc (Hons), Heriot-Watt University

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BSc (Hons)Full-time4 yearsSeptemberGBP 6750GBP 11845

About Physics and Professional Education, BSc (Hons) - at Heriot-Watt University

The BSc (Hons) in Physics and Professional Education is a 4-year programme of study that is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in Physics teaching at secondary school level.

In collaboration with the University of Stirling, the programme combines core elements of Physics, covering subjects such as dynamics, electromagnetic fields and optics, the quantum world of subatomic particles, alongside participation in our full Initial Teacher Education programme.

Students on this programme follow the well-established Professional Education path at Stirling and attend Physics lectures and laboratories at Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh campus.

This is an ideal option for students with aspirations of becoming a Physics Secondary School Teacher.

To apply, or for further information see Professional Education at University of Stirling.

Accreditation

Accredited by General Teaching Council of Scotland with 7 commendations, which include being student-centred and the high quality of our research informed approaches.

Notes about fees for this course

Fees are different for Professional Education (Secondary) courses, as students are enrolled at University of Stirling.

Tuition fees (by residency status)

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternational2017 entryPaid by SAAS £6,750 (for a maximum of 4 years) £11,8452018 entryPaid by SAAS £9,250 £12,140

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Please see fees and scholarships for Professional Education at University of Stirling.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers: ABBB in one sitting and AABB over two sittings. Applicants must have Higher Physics and Higher English at a minimum of grade B. 
  • Additional information: Full details are available on the Secondary Education page on University of Stirling website.

Year 2

  • Additional information: Due to the nature of the degree, and the requirement to have completed modules EDUU9E1 and EDUU9E2 before progressing onto Year 2 of study, direct access to Year 2 would necessitate a candidate having gained appropriate experience/qualifications elsewhere, generally in a higher education setting. Full details are available on the Secondary Education page on University of Stirling website.

Year 3

  • See year 2.

Additional information

Entry to the professional programme is provisional until the end of Year 1 and subject to interview, a criminal record PVG check and successfully passing all first year modules . If you have a criminal record you should contact the Head of Admissions at University of Stirling in confidence to discuss entry to this course.

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