Course Overview

In preparing teachers for the post primary sector, the programme aims to guide and facilitate student teachers initial entry into teaching and provide a solid theoretical foundation to support and aid their preparation for professional practice within the classroom.

Please note that we also provide this course through Irish.

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Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who Teaches this Course

All members of academic staff in the School of Education contribute to the programme. Further information is available at:

Requirements and Assessment

Continuous assessment through written assignments, collaborative and research projects.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

The minimum requirement is a primary degree, Level 8 (or equivalent international qualification) deemed eligible by the Teaching Council for the purposes of registration as a post- primary teacher. More information ::

Additional Requirements

Garda vetting/police clearance is required for this programme.

2 years, full-time

Next start date

September 2016

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

140 (approx.)

Closing Date

The closing date for this course is 1st December 2015.

Next start date

September 2016

NFQ level

Mode of study


ECTS weighting




PAC code


Course Outline

Course Content

Year 1 modules:

  • Professional Studies
  • Educational Sciences
  • Professional Practice/School Placement
  • Subject Teaching Methodologies

Year 2 modules:

  • Practitioner Based Research
  • Professional Practice/School Placement
  • Subject Teaching Methodologies

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

This new qualification in Initial Teacher Education at Master’s level will qualify graduates for employment as a post-primary teacher and is recognised in Ireland, Europe and non-EU countries.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€4,950 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Tuition

€4,726 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Non EU

€13,250 p.a. 2015/16

Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant – please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

The Professional Master of Education is a 2 years, full-time programme. EU fees for each year of this programme are €4,950.  You may have paid €260 deposit to PACto accept your place for year 1. Once you register this will become part payment against your fees due and you will be liable for the balance.

Find out More

Ms Sinéad Coyne

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