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Manchester Metropolitan University

Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS

UCAS Code: 2XR1

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Excluding General Studies To include A-level Mathematics Grade C or above

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff points GCSE grades can be pending - if Access completed prior to 2014 we would accept 12 Level 2 credits as equivalent to GCSE Grade C for the 3 core subject i.e. English and Mathematics - do not require 5 GCSEs.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

To include Grade 5 standard or Grade 4 Higher in English and Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C,C

To include H4/O4 in English Language and Mathematics

UCAS Tariff

112-117

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57%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Mathematics

How do you help an 11-year-old to understand fractions? If you can’t speak the same language as one of your pupils, how do you explain a mathematical theory? Why do children forget mathematics?

Our three-year course helps you to develop the practical skills you’ll need to teach mathematics, as well as knowledge of how we teach and why. Some of the topics you’ll study include child and youth development, the theories behind teaching and assessing children, and how social justice affects education.

You’ll gain research skills to guide your teaching methods, explore the complex ways in which children learn, and investigate innovative approaches to teaching mathematics, such as Realistic Mathematics Education, which is used in the Netherlands.

In every year of the course, you’ll go on placements in secondary schools to help you gain experience as a teacher. You’ll attend each school with a small group of students from your course, and you’ll plan lessons and work together, trying different ways of teaching.

**Features and Benefits**

- **Flexible degree**- Integrated approach to studying mathematics alongside obtaining QTS

- **Teaching expertise**- Course delivered by teaching staff from two faculties, including the Centre for STEM Education, who have specialist knowledge of mathematics and teacher education

- **Excellent support network**- Access to NQT support, alumni network and ongoing career links after graduation

- **Opportunity of funding**- Enrolling onto the course in September 2019, you may be eligible to receive a bursary of £9,000. The government funded bursary is payable in your final year of the course and available to Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS students.*

- **Qualified Teacher Status**- When you complete your degree you will graduate with QTS.

- **Community of teachers**- We train over 1000 teachers every year, so you'll be joining a vibrant community of other student teachers and be able to share your experiences

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Secondary Teacher Education

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
Mathematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
19%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, you'll want a doctorate — and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance — and might secure some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Mathematics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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