If you would like to graduate with a second level teacher qualification to teach Mathematics and Applied Mathematics then the BSc Mathematics (with Education) is for you. Depending on the subjects chosen during the course of the degree, graduates will be in a position to teach mathematics and applied mathematics to senior cycle level.
- By choosing this degree you will have a range of options open to you after four years. Having studied Mathematics and Education for four years you are awarded a BSc Mathematics (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 (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.
Study for four years as an undergraduate for a two-subject Science degree, while also completing 60 credits in Education. After four years you are awarded a BSc Mathematics (with Education) degree – a level 8 honours degree. To become a fully qualified teacher, you must complete one further year.
- After four years of concurrent Mathematics and Education studies, students may graduate with a Level 8 honours degree in Mathematics (with Education)
- To become a fully qualified Mathematics and Applied Mathematics teacher, students must complete a fifth year of study at Masters level – the Professional Master of Education. Having graduated with the Level 8 BSc Mathematics (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.
- Once you reach the required standards after 4th year, the place in 5th year is guaranteed.
- Students have the option of transferring to MH212 MCS Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education) at the end of year 1
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International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements
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 2021 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2021
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*
*Students admitted to MH212 are required to have H4 Mathematics to register for MED.
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The application process depends on the type of applicant you are.
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 MED Mathematics (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.
Categories of applicant:
- School-leavers (Leaving Certificate students)
- Mature students (23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University/part-time degrees the mature age is 21)
- EU/EFTA/UK students
- International students (outside the EU)
- QQI (Further Education) students
- Transferring students
- Deferring students