Physics with Education

University of the West of Scotland


Ayr Campus, Paisley Campus


The BSc (Hons) Physics with Education will provide you with both the extensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills in physics and professional skills through work-based learning to ensure you are fully equipped to meet the demands of being a Physics teacher in secondary (high) school.

The overall aim of the course is to allow you to develop the knowledge and skills required to teach Physics at Secondary School level. You will study Physics to Honours level and your studies will contain all of the core material of the Physics degree, including quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, atomic, nuclear and particle physics. In additional, you will also develop your teaching skills in years 3 and 4 by taking modules in Education and practical school placements.

On successful completion of the course you will have met the Standard for Provisional Registration, and thus be eligible to apply for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and entry to the Teacher Induction Scheme as a secondary school teacher of Physics with Science. Your depth of knowledge across a broad range of topics will support the teaching of senior phase courses up to SQA Advanced Higher (or GCSE A-level) level.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements
Standard entry:
4 Highers at ABBB including Maths and Physics or Maths at B plus Physics at National 5 at B. English also required at National 5.

Entry to year 2 may be possible with 3 Advanced Highers at CCC including Maths and Physics.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBBB including Maths and Physics or Maths at B plus Physics at National 5 at B. English also required at National 5.

Please note: Higher English must be attained before entering year 3.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences


Physical and Chemical Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other