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New degrees at UL

Posted on August 7, 2019

LM097 Bachelor of Science (Education) in Mathematics and Computer Science - Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree

This exciting new degree programme with specialism in the teaching of Mathematics and Computer Science is designed to produce graduates with the skills necessary to teach mathematics to Junior and Senior Cycle students in the Irish education system and also to teach the new Senior Cycle Computer Science Programme and Junior Cycle short course in coding.

If you are interested in Mathematics, Computer Science and understanding how these disciplines underpin modern technology, as well as having a flair for working with people, then this course might be for you.

What You Will Study

The course is four years in duration and offers streams in the following subject areas:

• Education • Mathematics • Statistics • Computer Science

In relation to mathematics, you will study topics including Differential and Integral Calculus; Statistics and Probability; Algebra and Geometry, all of which is in line with Teaching Council requirements for mathematics teachers. For Computer Science, students on the course will study topics in Programming; Software Development; Web Development; Computer Graphics and Data Structures and Algorithms and will consider best internationalpracticeinthefieldof Computer Science.

Education modules on the programme willhelpdevelopyourunderstandingof how young people learn; contemporary issuesineducation;classroompractices; planning for learning; inclusive education and curriculum and policy issues. The course also includes two blocks of school placement where students will spend time in schools teaching both mathematics and computer science to all year groups


Applicants are required to hold, at the time of enrolment, the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include:

Two H5 (Higher level) grades and four O6 (Ordinary level) grades or four H7 (Higher level) grades.

Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Applicants must hold a H4 grade in mathematics.

† Students admitted to the programme are required to undergo a Garda Vetting process.

We welcome applications from mature students. Mature applicants must apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1st February.

LM091 Bachelor of Education in Languages - Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree

The aim of the programme is to educate teachers and equip them with the skills and aptitudes for a successful career as

a languages teacher. Graduates from the programme will be qualified to teach their chosen languages at both Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate level. If you are considering a career in teaching and have a strong interest in languages, this may be the course for you. This four-year programme attracts students who have excellent communication skills, and are strongly motivated and passionate about languages teaching. 

What you will study:

This programme will provide opportunities for school-leavers with proven ability and interest in languages to acquire a high level of cultural and communicative competence in two languages. The languages students can choose from are French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Irish. You will choose from two of these. As part of teacher preparation students will go on two practicum placements for teaching practice. The first school placement is for 8 weeks in the 2nd year of your studies and for 10 weeks in 4th year.


Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or Four H7 (Higher Level) grades (including Mathematics; Irish or another language; and English).

Note: Grade F6 in Foundation Mathematics also satisfies the minimum entry requirements. Foundation Maths is not reckonable for scoring purposes.

In addition applicants are required to hold at least the following in the Leaving Certificate, or an approved equivalent: H3 in Higher Level French or German or Irish or Spanish or Japanese.

† Indicates that students admitted to the programme are required to undergo a Garda Vetting process.







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