Physics with Teaching BSc

This joint Honours degree combines physics with teaching methods and practice to prepare you to be a physics teacher in secondary schools.

There is a shortage of physics teacher across the UK. Our degree is designed to fill this gap.

In addition to the core physics syllabus, you’ll study pedagogy and get the hands-on classroom experience required for General Teaching Council recognition.

The degree lasts four years and covers a range of topics in physics and emphasises modern physical principles. You will develop core skills in mathematics and physics that will allow you to gain a solid fundamental understanding.

There is a strong emphasis on laboratory work and this will help you develop a sound understanding of experimental physics and instrumentation.

Your training in laboratory work is completed by a research project carried out in an up-to-date research lab, attached to one of the department’s research groups. This allows you to benefit from our lively and diverse research environment.

BSc Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
4 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Required subjects are indicated following minimum accepted grades.


Year 1 entry: AABB/ABBBB (Physics B, Maths B, *English C)

Advanced Highers

Year 2 entry: Physics and Mathematics AB, plus two other Higher subjects at AB, or Advanced Higher ABB including Physics and Mathematics plus another Higher at B, *Higher English C)

A Levels

Year 1 entry: BBB

Typical entry requirements: ABB

Year 2 entry: ABB (Physics B, Maths B, *GCSE English Language 4/C and *English Literature 4/C)

Typical entry requirements: AAA

International Baccalaureate

32 (Physics HL5, Maths HL5, *English SL6)


Considered on an individual basis; please contact us for advice

Please note

*General Teaching Council minimum English requirement; preference is likely to be given to applicants offering higher grades

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