Our typical offer is:
| a Canadian bachelor's degree ||GPA 2.40 |
| a USA bachelor's degree|| GPA 2.5 |
If you already hold a postgraduate qualification, please see our Applying for additional postgraduate degrees Help and Advice article.
If you don't meet our standard entry requirements, you can take one of the foundation pathways at our partners ONCAMPUS Sunderland. Find out more information and whether your course is eligible on our ONCAMPUS page.
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.
You will usually need a 2:2 (or above) honours degree from a UK Higher Education institution or an equivalent qualification and be deemed suitable to train to teach by the School of Education at the University of Sunderland.
In addition to academic qualifications, you must also:
- Have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
- Complete a medical pro forma (based on DFEE Circular 8/92)
Your numeracy and literacy competency will be assessed continuously throughout the course, following the DfE’s removal of the Professional Skills Test.
If English is not your first language, you will also need International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 6.5, with at least 6.5 in writing, and no section below 6.0.
You will be assessed on your potential to learn and not your experience.
The way you apply for teacher training is changing.
The Department for Education (DfE) has developed a new GOV.UK application service, Apply for teacher training, for those applying for a postgraduate teacher training course. This new service will eventually replace the current UCAS Teacher Training portal for postgraduate teacher training.
Apply for teacher training is user friendly, simple to use and flexible. It will allow candidates from a wider and more diverse pool of talent to showcase their skills, experience and potential to be excellent teachers. The University of Sunderland is an early adopter of this new service; please use the Apply now button at the top of this page for more information.
All successful applicants will be invited to an interview. Interviews start early November, so we recommend that you apply as soon as UCAS opens, in October.
Please note, applicants with a foundation degree will need to supplement this qualification with at least 60 credits at level 6 (HE level 3) in order to attain an equivalent single qualification.
Is your qualification not displaying here? For international qualifications, search our full list of international entry requirements for this course.
Fees and finance
The annual, full-time, fee for this course is:
- £9,250 if you are from the UK/Europe*
- £13,000 if you are an international student
*European Union (EU), EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss nationals are classed as international, however 22/23 entrants will receive a European student fee scholarship and will pay the (postgraduate) home tuition fee rate for the duration of their studies. The discounted fee will be reflected on your offer letter. Learn more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
Chemistry teachers are in short supply nationally. The Department for Education have announced training bursaries of £24,000 and scholarships of £26,000 for trainees with a First Class degree, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Masters. See the Get into Teaching website for more details.
This information was correct at the time of publication.