Taught course

Secondary Science

Sheffield Hallam University · Education

Entry requirements

All applicants need GCSE mathematics, science and English language at grade C or above (or equivalent). We consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs. You must have a full science degree, which closely relates to the subject area of the PGCE. If you have a science-related degree or a degree in a different subject with science A levels you may be eligible to apply for our subject knowledge enhancement course. Before applying, we normally expect you to have some voluntary work experience in a secondary classroom. We consider each application on its merits. Interviews are part of the selection process for this course. As you will be working with children, you will be required to complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. We welcome applications from people seeking a career change, and we actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education, in order to ensure that the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of contemporary UK society. If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements web page.

Months of entry


Course content

Train to become a secondary science teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on a course designed to develop your enthusiasm, confidence and ability. Through a combination of university study and school placement, you gain the knowledge and skills to teach science to pupils of all abilities.

Key points
• Gain professional experience on two school placements.
• Develop as a practicing teacher with the help of a University-trained mentor.
• Benefit from our strong links with local secondary schools and colleges.
• Apply for a bursary to help with your fees.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Development and Society
0114 225 5555
0114 225 4023