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University of South Wales

Education for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

UCAS Code: X3G1

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D-B,C,C

To include a Science / Technology / Mathematics subject but to exclude General Studies. The A Level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected]

Passing an Access to HE Diploma in Science / Technology / Mathematics subject and obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points.

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

MMP-DMM

To include a Science / Technology / Mathematics subject. The BTEC entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected]

UCAS Tariff

80-104

The tariff entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

D-C

We accept the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma in lieu of a third subject. The grade range for the Skills Challenge Certificate is the range within which the University will normally make offers. The grade will reflect what you would have been asked for from a third A Level. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Education studies

This degree will provide innovative and high-quality training and education designed to ignite and develop the knowledge, skills and attributes across the STEM spectrum. Through the creative application of knowledge, you will develop the skills and attributes to be:
• Enquirers
• Thinkers
• Problem Solvers
• Communicators of STEM

You will study the science, mathematics and technology that relates to the world you live and work in. You will learn how to take a complex subject and be able to assimilate and transfer this knowledge so that it can be communicated to a wide range of audiences. For example, ‘genetics’ so that it can be understood, accessed and related to by a 4-year-old, a 14-year old and a 40- year old. By making STEM relevant and give it context, this will generate interest and a desire to learn more and to passion this knowledge to others.

Across the course, you will explore STEM themes to interconnect the separate elements so that they have relevance and meaning, all underpinned with learning theory and strategies to educate others.

The course has a placement opportunity in each of the three years of study so that you can relate what you have been taught to a real-world situation. The placements will be undertaken in a number of different environments including the community, school, industry and an international placement in the final year of the course.

The overall aim of the course is to prepare students to become competent, thoughtful, reflective and innovative practitioners who are committed to providing high-quality teaching, learning and application across the STEM sector.

The aim of the course is to develop graduates who will be able to educate others about STEM. Each strand of STEM is not explored in isolation but instead uses themes to demonstrate how they interact and interconnect with each other in the real world.

For example, if one of the graduates decided to pursue a career in teaching, they will be able to use creativity and innovation to demonstrate the crucial role that STM plays in the lives of these pupils. This will inspire them to take STEM subjects at GCSE and A level and this cyclical effect will mean that more students will be able to follow STM related degrees and address the skills shortage in the country and beyond.

The course will provide the subject specific content to allow progression to PGCE routes of study for those wishing to train to be a teacher.

Modules

Level 4
Practical Science
Skills for Technology
Numeracy for Life
How we learn
Professional Development 1 – Skills for Success
STEM in the community

Level 5
Developing Science
Innovation and Enterprise using Technology
Mathematical Modelling
STEM Futures
Professional Development 2 – The STEM Professional
STEM in the workplace

Level 6
Applied Science
Applied Technology
Applied Mathematics
Professional Development 3 – Next Steps
Applied Professional Project

Assessment methods

Assessment includes written coursework tasks, seminar presentations, projects and examinations that embrace and encourage the use of technology and social media.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newport

Department:

Education

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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.

77%
med
Education studies

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.

Education studies

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
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

88%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
C

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Education studies

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

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

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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