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We are recognised as one of the leading institutions in the country for teacher training. Enjoying a strong national and international reputation, we have a long and distinguished record of training teachers dating back to 1839.

This course offers a route into a mathematics subject-based teaching career in either primary or secondary schools.

You will be joining a community of maths education students taking a range of modules within a lively, imaginative context.

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Course Length:

3 Years Full Time


Typical Offer (individual offers may vary)

  • A levels: BCC to CCC including Mathematics plus English Language, Maths and Science GCSEs, at grade C or above
  • All applicants will be required to demonstrate awareness of professional requirements within schools and an awareness of the education sector.
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points with Maths higher 4 (to include English language and science GCSE equivalents)
  • Interview, enhanced DBS and occupational health checks required.
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Where this can take you

Alumna profile: Karen Nanson

"I look back fondly on my time here as a mature student. The course tutors were highly supportive and I loved the sense of community that is intrinsic to the Chichester experience. I graduated with a First and went on to become an assistant curriculum leader and subject leader of mathematics in the secondary school sector. Since then I have returned back to work at the University and I am now programme leader for the degree course I graduated from.

I feel like I have come back home. My wish is to ensure that all students on the programme have as an enriching experience here as I did, and leave full of passion and drive for making mathematics accessible to everyone they teach." 

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Course content

Mathematics has always been a particular strength of Teacher Education at our University. You will join a community of mathematic students taking a range of modules within a lively, imaginative context.

Most of our graduates have secured teaching jobs before the course is completed, with many receiving offers of employment from schools where they’re completing their school experience.

This course offers you a route into a subject-based teaching career in either primary or secondary schools.

The Key Stages 2 and 3 programme will train you to teach mathematics in the 7 to 16 age range. 

As a Key Stage 2 and 3 specialist, you don't have to decide which age group you want to work with before you start your course. If you enjoy mathematics but you’re unsure whether you should train for primary or secondary teaching, then this is the course for you.

School Experience

The pattern of school experience is usually:

  • Year One - Three days a week (Mon-Wed) for four weeks in the autumn term and four weeks in the summer term in the same primary school
  • Year Two - Eight weeks in either a middle or secondary
  • Year Three - Ten weeks in either a primary or secondary school, (in Year 3 you will specialise in either primary or secondary)

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.  There are also purpose built classrooms for the teacher training courses, as well as lecture and seminar rooms. 

Our award winning Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus.  It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.  Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, Costa Coffee and over 80 open access work stations.  An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.

Indicative modules

There are five main strands that run through the programme:

  • Study of Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Professional Studies (teaching skills such as lesson planning and classroom management)
  • The core subjects in the primary curriculum (English, Mathematics and Science for Key Stage 2)
  • School Experience

Teaching and assessment

You will study advanced mathematics alongside Education principles and practice to make you are rounded mathematics teacher.

In the final year you can specialise in either Primary or Secondary Education

Learning is supported by research and discussion within a small class environment

Throughout your degree, modules are delivered in a variety of ways including:

  • Standard module: a single module over 1 semester (usually 15 credits) examples include Data Analysis and Core Primary Mathematics
  • Individual tutorials: you will have individual sessions for both mathematics and Education components of the course, examples include Pure Mathematics and the Independent Project
  • Workshops: workshops are available on extra mathematical topics and on Educational issues such as Special Needs, Mental Health and Behaviour Management.
  • Placements: All of our school placements carry 15 credits. They last between 30 and 50 days and total 120 days across the three years.

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Additional Costs

Additional Costs

DBS check

Applicants are required to have an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check which needs to be paid for before the start of the course.

Costs incurred during School Experience

Over the duration of your course you will spend 24  weeks on placement. These school experiences are organised  in our partnership schools which extend across East & West Sussex, Hampshire and Isle of Wight and into Surrey. Travel to placements, which  can be by car or public transport, varies but your commute will not usually  exceed 40 miles from your term time address to the placement school (assuming your term time address is within our partnership area). 

Students may receive a contribution towards travel costs depending upon the distance.

Whilst on School Experience appropriate professional dress will be required.

Students may wish to purchase a laptop/tablet to use whilst on school experience as schools are not required to provide these. 


The interview is designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for the teaching profession, as well as academic ability. 

All applicants will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of professional requirements and an awareness of current educational issues. 

To fulfill this requirement, you will need to have spent, at the very least, two weeks observing or helping out in a UK state school within the two years before you apply.