Entry Points (2021)

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Education (Home Economics and Biology) is a full-time, concurrent teacher education degree leading to a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 8 honours degree.

Upon graduation students will meet all the Teaching Council requirements to be registered as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) of Home Economics and Biology. 

Change to Accreditation for September 2022

Subject to incorporation, St. Angela’s College will become one of nine campuses across the new Atlantic Technological University which was designated on 1st April 2022.  This means that St. Angela’s students starting this September will be awarded a qualification from the Atlantic TU.  More details HERE

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, Maths, another language, a Laboratory Science subject* and one other subject recognised for entry purposes.

*Laboratory Science subjects include: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics/Chemistry or Agricultural Science.

Additional Student Costs

A detailed list of required items will be included to all successful candidates in their CAO; however, it is at each students’ discretion as to how they obtain these items. A detailed list of these items can be found HERE 

Additional Requirements

Students must satisfy the Garda/police vetting requirements.

4 Years

Next start date

September 2022

A Level Grades (2021)

Average intake


QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date

Please see Important CAO Dates.

NFQ level


Mode of study

ECTS weighting



Bachelor of Education (Home Economics and Biology) Honours Degree



Course code

Course Outline


  • Education Studies I
  • General Pedagogics
  • Subject Specific Pedagogics: Home Economics
  • Subject Specific Pedagogics: Biology
  • Inclusive Teaching and Learning
  • School Placement I
  • Food Nutrition and Skills: Theory & Practice  
  • Introduction to Textiles and Design  
  • Family Resource Management: Home Economics Theory and Practice
  • Botany
  • Animal Diversity
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 1


  • Education Studies 2
  • Subject Specific Pedagogics
  • General Pedagogics and Inclusive Teaching & Learning
  • School Placement 2
  • Food Studies: Food Science and Nutrition
  • Family Resource Management: The Family Home – Interior and Textiles Design  
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Molecular Biology: Nucleic Acids
  • Biochemistry 1: Protein Structure and Function


  •  Critical Perspectives in Education 
  • Educational Research Methods 
  • General and Specific Pedagogics  
  • School Placement 3 
  • Applied Food Microbiology
  • Textiles, Fashion and Design 
  • Family Resource Management: Resource Management and Consumer Empowerment 
  • Ecology and Ecosystems
  • Biochemistry 2: Metabolism
  • Microbiology: Food and Water


  • Critical Perspectives in Education 2 
  • School Placement 4 
  • Nutrition, Diet and Health 
  • Home Economics Practice in Everyday Life 
  • Family Resource Management: Family and Society    
  • Environmental Biology: Global Change
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry 3: Biochemical Basis of Human Disease

Further Education

Postgraduate opportunities at St. Angela’s College include: Structured PhD Home Economics, M.Ed.  Home Economics; M.A. Contemporary Innovations in Education; M.Sc. Food Innovation.

Graduates may also proceed to postgraduate study in education, Home Economics, Biology or related areas in other HEIs.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course are qualified to teach Junior Cycle Home Economics and Leaving Certificate Home Economics and Biology to higher level. Graduates are provided with a professional and academic qualification which enables them to also pursue careers in a wide range of fields including Education, Home Economics and Applied Science.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Transferable Skills Employers Value

Work Placement

School Placement is a core element of the teacher education course. Student teachers undertake School Placement on a block release basis in the spring term of every year of their B.Ed. course which is completed in a variety of schools and educational settings:



  • Year 1: 2 weeks
  • Year 2: 6 weeks
  • Year 3: 6 weeks
  • Year 4: 10 weeks

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€7,075 p.a. 2022/2023 (Total Amount)

Fees: Tuition

€4,000 p.a. 2022/2023

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2022/2023

Fees: Student levy

€75 p.a. 2022/2023

Fees: Non EU

€12,000 p.a. 2022/2023


Secure online fee payments can be made HERE

Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government if you qualify for the Free Fees Initiative

Student Contribution: may be aided by the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant. For more, visit www.susi.ie

Find out More

Admissions Office
Kevin McGlynn
Admissions Officer (Acting)
E: admissions@stangelas.ie

School of Home Economics
Niamh Finnegan
T: +353(0)71 9135650 (ext. 650)
E: nfinnegan@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

School of Education
Mary Kearns
T: +353(0)71 9195550 (ext. 550)
E: mkearns@stangelas.nuigalway.ie