Mathematics with Secondary Education (QTS) - BSc (Hons)

UCAS code G1X1

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The Mathematics with Secondary Education (QTS) programme is a three-year programme, leading to an honours degree and a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).


Students are trained to teach mathematics at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 (11-18 years) while at the same time studying mathematics, with the programme being delivered jointly by the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Kent and the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. Students can specialise in mathematics and statistics while developing as creative, reflective and flexible professionals with a deep understanding of learning and teaching.

More information about this course, including fees and costs, can be found on the Canterbury Christ Church University website

Fees, administration and applications for this course are handled by Canterbury Christ Church University College and the UCAS institution code is C10 (not the University of Kent's institution code).

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All University of Kent courses are regulated by the Office for Students.

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

Please see the University of Kent's Statement of Findings for more information.

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Course structure

The course structure below is indicative and based on the current curriculum. It may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.

Year 1 is spent studying alongside students on the BSc Mathematics programme at the University of Kent.

In Year 2, in addition to a compulsory Mathematics Education module at Canterbury Christ Church and associated school experience, students continue to study a range of mathematics modules alongside BSc Mathematics students at the University of Kent.

In Year 3, the Professional year, study is alongside PGCE students at Canterbury Christ Church as well as school experience. As some school experience will have been undertaken in Year 2, students undertake a project related to mathematics teaching at the University of Kent during the spring term.

Please refer to the Canterbury Christ Church University website for more information about the structure of this programme.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods are varied, with a particular emphasis on student participation and active learning. Work in school is overseen by a mentor (an experienced teacher in the school) who liaises with a link tutor from the University.

During the programme you spend a significant amount of time learning to teach in schools and other education settings, which may be both local and international. There is a range of contrasting experiences of teaching in terms of age groups, type, size and location.

Contact Hours

For a student studying full time, each academic year of the programme will comprise 1200 learning hours which include both direct contact hours and private study hours.  The precise breakdown of hours will be subject dependent and will vary according to modules.  Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.

Methods of assessment will vary according to subject specialism and individual modules.  Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.

Programme aims

Please refer to the Canterbury Christ Church University website for more information about Learning and Teaching methods for this programme.


This programme is aimed at students wishing to qualify as teachers of mathematics in three years. Students qualifying as teachers are very successful in gaining employment.

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Qualified Teacher Status is subject to your achieving the Government Standards for the award of QTS and passing the National Skills tests in English, Mathematics and ICT, as well as meeting any other Government requirements.

Professional recognition

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Entry requirements

Home/EU students

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Typical requirements are listed below. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice. 

It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

New GCSE grades

If you’ve taken exams under the new GCSE grading system, please see our conversion table to convert your GCSE grades.

Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
A level

112 UCAS points including an A grade in Mathematics at A2.


English Language, Mathematics and Science all at grade C or above (or acceptable equivalents) 

Access to HE Diploma

The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. 

If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.

International Baccalaureate

24 points overall

International students

The University welcomes applications from international students. Our international recruitment team can guide you on entry requirements. See our International Student website for further information about entry requirements for your country. 

However, please note that international fee-paying students cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.

If you need to increase your level of qualification ready for undergraduate study, we offer a number of International Foundation Programmes.

Meet our staff in your country

For more advice about applying to Kent, you can meet our staff at a range of international events.

English Language Requirements

Please see our English language entry requirements web page.

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of 'pre-sessional' courses in English for Academic Purposes. You attend these courses before starting your degree programme. 

General entry requirements

Please also see our general entry requirements.

General additional costs

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.


Please refer to the Canterbury Christ Church University website for more information about funding for this programme.

The Key Information Set (KIS) data is compiled by UNISTATS and draws from a variety of sources which includes the National Student Survey and the Higher Education Statistical Agency. The data for assessment and contact hours is compiled from the most populous modules (to the total of 120 credits for an academic session) for this particular degree programme. 

Depending on module selection, there may be some variation between the KIS data and an individual's experience. For further information on how the KIS data is compiled please see the UNISTATS website.

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