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Course Overview

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Home Economics is a four-year, concurrent level eight degree, accredited by NUI Galway and recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland. This professional qualification is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and beliefs necessary for teaching Home Economics to the highest level in the post-primary sector. The study of education is undertaken concurrently with study in the subject discipline Home Economics in each of the four years of the programme. School placement is a key feature of the programme and students undertake a school-based placement each year. The course facilitates the holistic development of adaptive Home Economics professionals, who advocate for the sustainable health and wellbeing of individuals and families within education and within society.

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, another language, Mathematics, Home Economics and any one other subject recognised for entry purposes.

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 ()

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) Honours Degree


Course code

Course Outline

Year 1:

  • Food Studies
  • Introduction to Textiles and  Design
  • Family Resource Management (FRM): Sociology of the Family
  • Introduction to Scientific Concepts
  • Home Economics Studies 1: Historical Perspectives
  • Education Studies 1
  • General Pedagogics
  • Subject Specific Pedagogics: Home Economics
  • School Placement 1
  • Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Year 2:

  • Food Studies: Food Science and Nutrition
  • Family Resource Management (FRM): The Family Home – Interior and Textiles Design
  • Home Economics Studies 2: Philosophical Perspectives
  • Family Resource Management (FRM): Sustainable Household Ecology
  • Education Studies 2
  • Subject Specific Pedagogics (Home Economics)
  • General Pedagogics and Inclusive Teaching and Learning
  • School Placement 2

Year 3:

  • Food Studies: Food Microbiology, Processing and Preservation                                                     
  • Nutritional and Sensory Sciences
  • Textiles, Fashion and Design
  • Family Resource Management (FRM): Resource Management and Consumer Empowerment                   
  • Home Economics Studies 3: Health & Wellbeing
  • Critical Perspectives in Education 1
  • Educational Research Methods
  • General and Specific Pedagogics
  • School Placement 3

Year 4:

  • Food Quality, Nutrition and Health
  • Dissertation Home Economics
  • Family Resource Management (FRM): Family and Society                  
  • Home Economics Practice in Everyday Life 
  • Choose one of the following:   Nutritional Food Product Development
                                                    Social Personal and Health Education
                                                    Textiles, Fashion and Design
                                                    Interior Design
                                                    Mindfulness and Resilience
  • Critical Perspectives in Education II
  • School Placement 4

Further Education

Graduates have the option to pursue further studies at Postgraduate, Masters and PhD Level in Home Economics and 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 other HEIs.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course are recognised by the Teaching Council to be registered as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) in Home Economics and fully qualified to teach Home Economics to the highest Post Primary level. Graduates are provided with a professional and academic qualification which enables them to also pursue careers in a wide range of fields including: Home Economics; Education; Food; Textiles; Social and Family Studies. 

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