Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I do a Master's degree or study abroad year?

Applicants applying to join the 2018 Cohort must study an approved course on a full-time basis over no longer than 3 years. Unfortunately, for applicants starting their university course in Autumn 2018, we cannot support deferral years for a Masters or study abroad year. 

You may wish to consider applying for a 3 year course on the basis that the Future Teaching Scholars programme does offer you the opportunity to complete a postgraduate 60 credit Masters module with Durham University, involving a supervised independent study, that would count toward your total credits should you wish to study a Master’s degree once you have completed your six years on the programme. Upon completion, you would be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate of Evidence in Education (PGCEiE).

If you are interested in applying to the Future Teaching Scholars programme, but are ineligible because you are planning to study a 4-year degree course, please email us at info@futureteachingscholars.com, and we will contact you if any changes are made to the programme which may affect your eligibility.

The Future Teaching Scholars programme is a 6-year, full-time programme which comprises:

  • Years 1-3 Undergraduate study (£5,000 at the start of each academic year)
  • Year 4 Postgraduate employment-based teacher training (Paid on the unqualified teacher scale)
  • Years 5-6 Employed as a maths or physics teacher (Paid on the qualified teacher scale)