Professional Education (Primary) with specialism in Primary Science (STEM) (BSc (Hons))

Heriot-Watt University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 12140

All study options

About Professional Education (Primary) with specialism in Primary Science (STEM) at Heriot-Watt University

The BSc (Hons) in Professional Education (Primary) with specialism in Primary Science (STEM) is a 4-year programme of study that is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in STEM teaching at the primary school level.

In collaboration with the University of Stirling, the programme combines core elements of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, as well as practical labs, alongside participation in a full Initial Teacher Education programme.

Students on this programme follow the well-established Professional Education path at Stirling and attend Chemistry/Physics lectures and laboratories, as well as Maths classes, at Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh campus. This is an ideal option for students with aspirations of becoming a Primary School Teacher. The Primary Education degree will suit those who wish to study primary education alongside a specialism in three STEM subjects.

To apply, or for further information,see Primary Education at University of Stirling. 

When you apply, please use UCAS institution code S75 and course code F4X3.


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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 12140

Notes about fees for this course

Fees are different for Professional Education (Secondary) courses, as students are enrolled at University of Stirling.

Tuition fees (by residency status)

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternational2018 entryPaid by SAAS £9,250 £12,140

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Please see fees and scholarships for Professional Education at University of Stirling.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers: AABB in one sitting or AAAA in two sittings.
  • Additional information: Full details are available on the Primary Education page on University of Stirling website.

Year 2

  • Due to the nature of the degree, and the requirement to have completed modules EDU9E1 and EDU9E2 before progressing onto Year 2 of study, direct access to Year 2 would necessitate a candidate having gained appropriate experience/qualifications elsewhere, generally in a higher education setting. Full details are available on the Secondary Education page on University of Stirling website.

Year 3

  • See year 2

Additional information

Entry to the Professional programme is provisional until the end of Year 1 and subject to interview, a criminal record PVG check and successfully passing all first year modules. If you have a criminal record you should contact the Head of Admissions at University of Stirling in confidence to discuss entry to this course.

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