If you would like to graduate with a second level teacher qualification to teach two science subjects then the BSc Science (with Education) is for you. Depending on the subjects chosen during the course of the degree, graduates will be in a position to teach any two of the following subjects to senior cycle level: mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics. Graduates will also be qualified to teach Junior Certificate science (and mathematics if it is one of their subjects in this grouping).
- By choosing this degree you will have a range of options open to you after four years. Having studied Science and Education for four years you are awarded a BSc 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 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.
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 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 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 science teacher
- After four years of concurrent Science and Education studies, students may graduate with a Level 8 honours degree in Science (with Education).
- To become a fully qualified 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.
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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.
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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 BSc MH201 Science to 2nd year MH212 SED Science (with Education) for students who have taken Biology, Chemistry, Experimental Physics and Mathematics. Places are limited and are based on 1st year results and possible interview.
These transfers are subject to the availability of places, the student's performance in first year and an 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