|Location||United Kingdom, Southampton (Highfield campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£15,920.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Degree in physics or engineering, or a closely related subject. Applicants should also hold an A level, or equivalent, in mathematics.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Good physics teachers are in short supply; you may be a physicist or engineer who is passionate about both physics and mathematics and wishes to enthuse the next generation of young people about these subjects. This course will fulfil your ambitions to become an excellent teacher. The course is designed to combine your learning through practice, with an understanding of some of the theory underpinning effective teaching and learning. We aim for reflective and dynamic practitioners who are committed to promoting the learning of all pupils in their classes and to helping every youngster make progress in both physics and mathematics.
This is a full-time, one year course that starts in early September and continues through to the end of June, with breaks over Christmas and in the Spring. The course incorporates periods of university-based and school-based work. The balance between school and university enables you to develop your subject knowledge in physics and mathematics whilst developing the skills required to play an effective role in the work of a school or college science and mathematics departments. This is achieved by a range of approaches that include practical workshops, seminars, lectures and demonstrations, fieldwork and micro-teaching activities, independent and group research and through reading and writing activities.
Recent trends in teaching and learning approaches are emphasised including the application of information technology, and you will participate in the design of fieldwork, project work and assessment. We believe that this is best done by working from your own subject knowledge and skills while also having the ability to teach material from the sciences and mathematics which lie beyond your specialism. Students on this course, new in 2012/13, will take physics as their main subject, mathematics as a subsidiary subject, and also work to develop some subject knowledge at KS3 across the two other sciences.
Particular features of the course include:
The effective modelling of good practice by the tutors;
The use of small/informal subject seminar and workshop groups;
An intensely practical approach grounded in a sound understanding of the theory;
Professional Themes in mixed subject groups;
A close partnership with a large number of schools;
The support of trained mentors in school;
Strong and individualised support from the University subject tutors;
Opportunity to gain the Hampshire ‘Open Country Leadership’ Award;
Local fieldwork with pupils;
Opportunity to visit the education department of a local theme park.