University of Strathclyde
Physics with Teaching BSc (Hons)
University of Strathclyde

Key Course Facts

Course Description

There is a shortage of physics teachers across the UK and our degree is designed to fill this need in the industry.

Why Physics with Teaching at Strathclyde? Combine an Institute of Physics-accredited course with the education theory and classroom experience required for recognition by the General Teaching Council for Scotland. The first three years of the course are the same as the MPhys / BSc Physics curriculum and students can transfer from these degrees to the Physics with Teaching degree up until the end of 3rd year, subject to having the appropriate English qualification. Develop your skills with integrated teaching placements. Benefit from a professional teaching qualification which is recognised across the UK and overseas. Qualify to enter the paid probationary year as a teacher of physics in Scottish secondary schools.

Your Career In addition to employment opportunities within a variety of local authorities this degree opens up the possibility to be a science communicator.

Recent graduate job roles include: Secondary school teacher Science communicator

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 75 graduates of Physics with Teaching BSc (Hons) at University of Strathclyde for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Physics.

Overall student satisfaction
89 /100
75 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Physics with Teaching BSc (Hons) at University of Strathclyde

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Physics with Teaching BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £32000 £26500 £30500
25-75 percentile range £32000 - £33000 £26500 - £27500 £26500 - £32000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Physics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24629 £23769 £26716
25-75 percentile range £22965 - £28008 £17500 - £27452 £18804 - £31696

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Physics with Teaching, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Physics with Teaching BSc (Hons) at University of Strathclyde

96% Teaching Professionals
1% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
1% Sales occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Physics B, Mathematics B, GCSE English Language 4/C and Literature 4/C

with Graded Unit at A and attend Summer School and Pass Physics and Mathematics where appropriate.

Minimum requirement for Higher Physics B, Maths B and English C. Advanced Higher Physics and Mathematics recommmended.

Physics HL5, Maths HL5, English SL6.

including Physics and Mathematics, preferably both at H2 plus appropriate English qualification

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Physics with Teaching, BSc (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Strathclyde is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Physics with Teaching BSc (Hons)

EU £21150 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Scotland £1820 year 1
International £21150 year 1
Ireland £21150 year 1

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland SAAS. If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde.

Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK England, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses; MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply.

The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/.

For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Strathclyde in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Strathclyde in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #3 
    • #40 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #10 
    • #277 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #8 
    • #401 
    Physical Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #16 
    • #465 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #7 
    • #34 
    Physics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #4 
    • #201 
    Physics
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #3 
    • #301 
    Physics
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #4 
    • #27 
    Physics & Astronomy
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #251 
    Physics & Astronomy
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

See all university rankings of University of Strathclyde

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About University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a prominent research education institution situated in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Awards and accolades are never far away from their name, having been recognised as university of the year on numerous occasions by Times Higher Education, as well as the 4th best in the UK for Student Satisfaction. The city itself is known for the friendly and humorous locals, as well as the diverse and international student population.

  • Settling into UK Life | University of Strathclyde International Study Centre
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Where is this programme taught

John Anderson Campus
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