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Education and Curricular Studies with Teaching Qualification - Home Economics BSc (Hons)

University of Strathclyde

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University of Strathclyde

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This BSc course is designed for applicants who have a suitable HND from a college in Scotland in fabric or food technologies and who wish to become registered Secondary teachers in Home Economics. The HND is considered to be the first two years of the course. In year 3, you will study two modules in each of the following: Academic Literacy and Communication - Students will be taught a range of academic literacy and communication skills that will support their transition to university and their development as an undergraduate student. An annotated bibliography will be used as the vehicle through which to teach students a range of academic study skills in Module 1 and students will develop their skills through a research project in Module 2. Opportunities for the development of skills in academic reading and writing, referencing, effective communication and ICT skills will be provided making clear links to coursework and the student’s subject discipline. Curricular Studies Home Economics - Curricular Studies (Home Economics) will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, small group teaching, and blended learning. The lectures will focus on supporting students to develop the knowledge and skills required to become a Home Economics teacher. The seminar and workshops will provide a space for students to work together on developing a deeper understanding of their knowledge. Examples of topics that will be covered within this module are: a range of contemporary, environmental, ethical and technological issues that affect consumer choice in relation to food and fashion; the relationship between food, nutrition and health, in the context of current Scottish government guidelines; the functional properties of a range of ingredients in food products and their impact on the food manufacturing process; textile characteristics, properties and suitability for purpose; fashion trends and textile construction techniques within each industry. Personalisation and choice will be offered by means of alternative reading/podcasts/videos, and through flexibility in the focus of some assignments. Professionalism and Teacher Identity - you will explore the many different roles and responsibilities of teachers in the classroom, in the faculty, in the school and its community, in the local authority, nationally, and internationally, and you will have the chance to teach small groups of pupils on campus and spend a week in a school. Year 4 of the course will provide you with an internationally recognised teaching qualification, not only in Scotland, but also enabling newly qualified teachers also to apply for qualified teacher status (QTS) or equivalent in their home country. It is regulated by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and the Scottish Government. You learn from on-campus classes and 18 weeks of placements in schools in Scotland. If you're a Scottish or EU student, you're guaranteed a job for one year in a Scottish school after you graduate. A degree in education will equip you for a range of careers working with children and young people. Most of our graduates go on to work as teachers in Secondary schools across the country. Recent graduate job titles include Secondary Teacher, Head Teacher, Further Education Lecturer, and Special Educational Needs Teacher.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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You are required by the General Teaching Council for Scotland to have Higher English or equivalent at SCQF Level 6.


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University of Strathclyde

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  • Campus address

    University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G1 1XQ, Scotland

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  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 78 5

    4th out of 81 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    201 90%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    199 100%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%



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