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BSC - Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education)

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Qualification : BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Award Type and NFQ level : UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)

CAO/PAC code : MH212

CAO Points : 434

Closing Date : 01 July 2019

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  • 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.
  • 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.

Why choose this degree?

  • By choosing this degree you will have a range of options open to you after four years. 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.
  • 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
Course Duration: 5 years (4 years BSc + 1 year PME)

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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/ three subjects. Graduates will be ready to accept a teaching position in a second level school. We offer a
range of postgraduate courses which currently include:

  • M.Litt Research Masters
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling
  • Masters degree in one of your subject areas
This table displays the requirements for Leaving Certificate applicants.
Subject Required Ordinary Level Grade Higher Level Grade
Irish Yes O6 H7
English Yes O6 H7
Language No N/A N/A
Math Yes N/A H4
Science Yes O6 H7

International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements

Mature Students

A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time degrees the mature age is 21. Admission is based on your application. Science test and/or interview. 
 
H4 Leaving Certificate Mathematics or equivalent is required.
 
Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2019. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2019.
 
Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Mature student applicants who have a disability 

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 2019 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline. 

For further information on the supporting documentation required, as well as examination and other supports visit the Access Office website.

01 February 2019

Additional Information

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.

Garda Vetting
An offer of a place on this course is subject to a satisfactory background check by the National Vetting Bureau.
 

HEAR and DARE

DARE: The Disability Access Route to Education is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.
 
HEAR: The Higher Education Access Route is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
 

The application process depends on the type of applicant you are. Click here for all information about how to apply.

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. Selection is on the basis of results and interview.

These transfers are subject to the availability of places, the student's performance in first year and an interview.

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