This course gave me the opportunity to develop my mathematical skills further and to receive the teaching support I needed to be confident to deliver successfully in the classroom.


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Mathematics is one of the most important subjects a child will learn in their journey through education. Our Mathematics with Secondary Education course is a direct route to qualified teacher status, meaning you could be in the classroom, helping children on their maths journeys within three years.

The course teaching is split between experts at the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, meaning your student experience will be varied you’ll reap the benefit of shared experience across two campuses in the same city.

As well as being a route to teaching, a BSc Maths with Secondary Education could be your stepping stone into postgraduate study.

Why Study Mathematics with Secondary Education?

If you have a love of mathematics and a passion for teaching and working with young people, this course combines the two, developing your teaching skills alongside your mathematical studies.

As well as developing a sound understanding of mathematics at an advanced level, you'll gain significant teaching experience by carrying out placements in varied settings during Years 2 and 3. 

On successful completion of the course, Canterbury Christ Church University will recommend to the Department for Education that you are awarded Qualified Teacher Status.

Entry requirements

A typical offer would be 104-112 UCAS Tariff points.

An A level at grade B in mathematics is required. GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or above (or acceptable equivalents) are also required.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

More information about entry requirements.

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All about the course

The focus in Year 1 is developing a sound understanding of key aspects of mathematics, from methods and modelling to mathematical packages. From this solid foundation, you'll study mathematics at a more advanced level in Year 2 and you'll begin your mathematics education studies. This will include spending time in school supporting mathematics lessons as a teaching assistant and carrying out a four week placement in a mathematics department.

In your final year, your focus will be on teaching mathematics and pedagogy, which includes two contrasting school placements. You'll also complete a mathematics dissertation enabling you to develop your subject knowledge in an area of mathematics that interests you.

You will be expected at all times to demonstrate that you understand and uphold the professional code of conduct. This code of conduct is outlined in the Teaching Standards as published by the Department for Education.


Module information

Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

Core/optional modules

How you’ll learn

The course typically consists of lectures, seminars, placements in school, self-study and tutorials.

You will study 120 credits per year, with each module typically carrying 20 credits. Normally a 20 credit module carries a study time of 200 hours, typically made up of 50 hours of contact time and 150 hours of self-directed study that is completed in your own time.

All courses are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.

When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions, you will continue learning through self-study. Typically, this involves reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on projects, and preparing for coursework assignments/examinations, workshops and seminars.

Your module tutor will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before class.

You will be taught by experienced senior lecturers. All staff have extensive experience in teaching mathematics in a variety of secondary schools and have held a range of different roles and responsibilities. Secondary mathematics teachers will also provide you with guidance and support as your mentor whilst you are on placement in school.

We always aim for you to enjoy your education and training in what we expect to be an extremely challenging, stimulating and rewarding degree course. The education modules within your degree have been designed to help you become outstanding teachers, through an incredibly enjoyable and a never-to-be-forgotten experience.

Charlotte CooperProgramme Director

How you’ll be assessed

There are different methods of assessment used throughout the course, which include examinations and coursework. All placement modules are assessed via formal observation of teaching and assessment of evidence collated.

Your future career

The vast majority of our students go into employment as qualified teachers following the course. There are a number of study options available to former students of this course at Canterbury Christ Church University during the Early Career Teacher (ECT) phase and beyond, which lead to Master's degrees in Education.


The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK** Overseas***
Full-time £9,250 £14,500

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

Please read the 2022/23 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2022/23 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

**Home (UK) Fees

The fees above are for the 2022/23 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2022/23.

In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

***Overseas Fees (including EU fees):

Undergraduate Overseas tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

Students with an Overseas fee status will be eligible for an International student Scholarship fee discount of £1,500, which will be applied to all Full-time Undergraduate courses with a tuition fee of £14,500.

Students with an EU fee status will be eligible for the EEA Transition Scholarship. Further details can be found here:

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The Office for Students (OfS) regulates Canterbury Christ Church University. The OfS is the independent regulator of higher education in England. It aims to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. Further details about its work are available on the OfS website.

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