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Biology with Secondary Education (QTS) BSc (Hons)

University of Wolverhampton

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Walsall Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Biology with Secondary Education (QTS) course will provide you with a direct route to a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status as a biology teacher in just three years. The course combines a high standard of theoretical and practical biology with the pedagogical knowledge and skills required to enable you to enter directly into the secondary science classroom and the launch of a rewarding career as a biology teacher. You will be taught by enthusiastic and experienced staff and you will undertake your biology practical learning in our modern biology laboratories or out in the field. The teacher training component of the course starts in your first year and builds up, allowing you time to reflect on and develop your pedagogical understanding and skills. You will have two extended placements in secondary schools in classes covering the 11-16 age range, one in your second year and one in your third year.Biology is a vast and endlessly fascinating area – this course provides an in-depth education in the molecular cellular and genetic activities of micro-organisms, plants, animals and humans while simultaneously giving you the pedagogical knowledge and skills required to enable you to be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to teach biology in secondary schools. With an emphasis on the applied aspects of the subject area, the course integrates technical, practical, problem solving and career relevant aspects of the course. Technical competence is an important aspect of the course hence you will be provided with ample opportunity to undertake hands-on experiments and computer based exercises supported by a full range of analytical equipment for the analysis of biological materials and for the investigation of microorganisms, plants, animals and human biology.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

13,450per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : CCD

including Biology at grade C (excluding A Level General Studies and A Level Critical Thinking).


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University information

University of Wolverhampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY, England

The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) has a 45-year track record of working in almost 140 countries.
Each year the university welcomes students from over 130 nations, studying at one of its UK campuses or partner institutions overseas.
The university works with TNE partners around the world: China, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Oman, Greece, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Ireland and France.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    99th out of 100 2

    45th out of 84 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    107 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    121 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%



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