Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS (BSc (Hons))

Manchester Metropolitan University the United Kingdom

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BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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About Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



3 years, full time

UCAS code(s)


Option to go on an international exchange

Tuition Fees

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.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

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.

Professional Costs

Compulsory Estimate: 0 to 135 depending on your status. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details - /

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: /You may also need to budget for student membership of professional bodies.


Manchester Campus


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

Study options for this course

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  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

We will interview you as part of your application.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required

Grades BBC are required at A2 to include Grade C Mathematics.  We do not accept General Studies. National Curriculum subjects preferred. BTEC National Diploma grades DMM.  CACHE Diploma grade B.  

We do not accept the following:-

Extended Project

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator VRQ)

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE English Language and Mathematics grade C or grade 4 to be achieved at point of application. Three additional GCSEs at Grade C are also required.

The following qualifications and subjects are not accepted: Adult numeracy and literacy, Functional Skills. Key Skills, Human Biology and Physiology. GNVQ Science (unless this is at intermediate level and graded Merit or Distinction).

Please Note: If you are currently studying on an Access to HE Diploma we no longer accept Level 2 credits studied as part of your Access as equivalent to GCSE English Maths, English or Science. You can, however, apply with GCSEs in the three core subjects pending, though these must be completed before the start of the course

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3 to include 15 credits at Distinction and 30 at Merit.

International Baccalaureate points

25 IB Diploma Points

IELTS score required for international students

6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any element

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

Additional Requirements

All trainee teachers are now required to pass skills tests in numeracy and literacy before they can be recommended for the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). Applicants to ITT courses are required to pass the skills tests before starting their course.

The numeracy and literacy skills tests: 

  • cover the core skills that teachers need to fulfil their professional role in schools, rather than the subject knowledge required for teaching. This is to ensure all teachers are competent in numeracy and literacy, regardless of their specialism; 
  • do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement; 
  • are set in the context of the professional role of a teacher; all questions use real data and information which teachers are likely to encounter; and
  • are computerised and can be taken at any of approximately 150 test centres throughout the UK. 

All candidates must have passed the QTS skills tests before the 1st August. Preference will be given to candidates who have passed both tests prior to interview although support will be available to candidates who have still to complete them successfully. 

In addition, all candidates should provide clear evidence in their UCAS Personal Statement and interview of:

- A minimum of two weeks classroom experience shadowing a teacher and working with children. 

- An ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English.

- Personal qualities and abilities appropriate to becoming an effective teacher, including a strong motivation to teach young children, and an ability to express personal views with clarity and conviction.

All candidates must have evidence of study at level 3 or equivalent within the 3 years prior to application and must provide an academic reference.

A Disclosure and Barring Service Check and Occupational Health Screening are required for all students. This will be completed through the University prior to enrolment.

We welcome applications from mature students and career changers.

If selected for an interview candidates must attend in person.

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