Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM039: Secondary Chemistry Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks), term 2 (12 weeks) and term 3 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Lindsay Hetherington (Convenor)




EDUM036 Education & Professional Studies

EDUM052 Professional Learning

Available via distance learning


Whilst taking this module you will examine a range of approaches to the teaching of chemistry across Key Stages 3 – 5 as well as the theory that underpins this practice. You will also learn about teaching and learning secondary science more generally, and about approaches used to teach all areas of science at key stage 3. To take this module, you will normally need to possess an upper second class or first class Honours degree in chemistry or a related subject and an ‘A’ level in chemistry. Ideally you will also possess an A level in at least one other science subject.


This module will be taken alongside EDUM036 & EDUM052

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