If you would like to graduate with a second level teacher qualification to teach Mathematics and Computer Science then the BSc Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education) is for you. After five years of study on the Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education) degree students will have achieved a Level 9 Professional Master of Education (PME) teaching qualification in two subjects. Depending on the subjects chosen during the course of the degree, graduates will be in a position to teach mathematics and computer science. Graduates will also be qualified to teach Junior Certificate mathematics and computer science.
- Study for four years as an undergraduate for a Science degree, while also completing 60 credits in Education. After four years you are awarded a BSc Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education) degree – a level 8 honours degree. To become a fully qualified teacher, you must complete one further year.
- Having graduated with the Level 8 BSc Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education) degree after four years, you are guaranteed a place in year five - the one year Level 9 Professional Master of Education. At the end of year five, you will be a fully qualified and registered second level teacher.
- After four years of concurrent Mathematics, Computer Science and Education studies, students may graduate with a Level 8 honours degree in Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education)
- To become a fully qualified Mathematics and Computer Science teacher, students must complete a fifth year of study at Masters level – the Professional Master of Education
- Once you reach the required standards after 4th year, the place in 5th year is guaranteed
- Having studied Mathematics, Computer Science and Education for four years you are awarded a BSc Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education) degree - a level 8 honours degree. You can decide to exit the programme at this stage or stay on for one more year of postgraduate study, which will result in the Level 9 Professional Master of Education degree. This extra year is required in order to meet the Teaching Council requirements to be registered as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) in two subjects.
- Having completed the five years of the BSc Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education) degree, students have a Professional Master of Education (PME). Graduates from this programme are on an equal footing with graduates from the consecutive route (i.e. four year BSc followed by two year PME). Through this pathway you are fully qualified after five years rather than taking the six year route.
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If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2021 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
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Leaving Certificate applicants are required to present (as a minimum): 2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish, English & Science subject (one of Agricultural Science, Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, or Physics with Chemistry) & H4 Mathematics.
CAO applicants may also consider the BSc MH201 degree as another potential route into MH212. Up to 10 places each year are available in MH212 for students successfully completing their first year of MH201. These transfers are subject to the availability of places, the student's performance in first year and an interview.
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CAO applicants may also consider the BSc MH201 degree as another potential route into MH212. There is a transfer pathway from 1st year MH201 Science to 2nd year MH212 MCS Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education) for students who have taken Mathematics, Computer Science, Experimental Physics and Mathematical Physics. Places are limited and are based on 1st year results and possible interview.