Year of entry
3 years, full time
Option to go on an international exchange
Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Optional Estimate: £600
How are these costs calculated?
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.
Compulsory Estimate: 0 to 135 depending on your status. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details - http://www.mmu.ac.uk/dbs /
How are these costs calculated?
DBS Checks - Before starting on your course, you must undergo a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced Disclosure). At the time of going to press, you do not have to pay for your first DBS check. If you cannot attend a DBS session at the University before the start of the course, you can use the UK Post Office Document Certification Service, which costs approximately £10. If you are not a UK citizen, or if you have lived in one country outside the UK for six or more months in the last five years, you must where this is possible obtain a police clearance certificate from the country in which you resided, in addition to the Disclosure and Barring Service check. You must supply a certified translation if the certificate does not automatically include this. Costs vary and can include fingerprint and translation fees where required. Returning students, who have already had a DBS certificate from Manchester Met and who need a second DBS certificate, for example, due to a suspension of study, are required to pay the DBS fee. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details and for current DBS fees: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/dbs /You may also need to budget for student membership of professional bodies.
Department of Secondary Teacher Education
This is the first year this course has been offered.
This new, three year, full-time degree course, which leads to Qualified Teacher Status ('QTS'), is ideally suited for those who wish to study mathematics with a view to teaching this important specialism at secondary level. In addition, it provides a strong foundation in mathematics, mathematics education and education for those interested in working in allied fields, such as publishing, the museum service or community education.
Teaching is led by the Faculty of Education's Centre for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education in collaboration with the Faculty of Science and Engineering's School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology. The Faculty of Education has been providing initial teacher training for over 100 years and both faculties have a national and international reputation reputation in their respective fields.
One third of the course comprises mathematics units where students work alongside mathematics undergraduates. This allows flexibility for students who decide they want to major in mathematics after their first year and ensures all graduates have a strong mathematical background.
School experience draws on Manchester Met's highly successful University Schools placement model where tutors work alongside teachers in school with groups of students. Taught sessions for this course will be based at the Manchester campus.
For those who already hold an honours degree or equivalent the Faculty also offers one year, full-time PGCEs in Mathematics and in Physics with Mathematics, leading to Qualified Teacher Status to teach at secondary level.
Your career prospects after the course
Mathematics is a national shortage subject and stated government priority meaning there are strong opportunities for teachers of mathematics locally, nationally and even internationally.
We recommend that graduates complete their Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year in an English maintained school and access Manchester Met's Alumni programme and NQT support within the the Faculty of Education.
For those who decide not to pursue teacher education leading to QTS, there is flexibilty to major in mathematics after the first year with a view to later working in allied fields, such as publishing, the museum service or community education.
Graduates may choose to continue professional development to Masters or Doctorate level. The Faculty of Education offers a full-time Masters programme, with awards in: Education Studies; Inclusive Education and Disability; Educational Leadership Management; Childhood and Youth and Education and Society (MRes). In addition, there is a professional development programme of 23 part-time awards to Masters level, including MSc STEM Education.
The University's Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) welcomes applications for Doctor of Education and MPhil.
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known