Entry Points (2020)

Course Overview

This is a new course which allows you to combine the study of mathematics with computer science and post-primary teaching education. This is a four year concurrent initial teacher education programme and includes a number of school placement opportunities throughout the course. At the end of this four year course graduates will be eligible to teach computer science and mathematics.

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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, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional Requirements

A H5 or O1 Grade in Mathematics is also a requirement.

4 years

Next start date

September 2021

A Level Grades (2020)


Average intake


Closing Date
NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting




Course code

Course Outline


• Analysis and Algebra 1 and 2
• Mathematical Skills
• Computer Systems
• Programming I and II
• History and Structure of Irish Education
• Practical Teaching Programme 1
• Introduction to Educational Sciences
• Principles of Second-Level Mathematics

• Calculus 1
• Linear Algebra
• Statistics for Data Science 1 and 2
• Object Oriented Programming I and II
• Web-based Information Systems
• Practical Teaching Programme 2

• Discrete Mathematics
• Linear Algebra
• Systems Analysis and Design
• Database Systems I
• Curriculum and Assessment
• Research Literacies for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning
• Practical Teaching Programme
• Professional Studies Integrated Project
• Psychology, Sociology and Catering for Diversity

• Complex Variables
• Geometry
• Calculus 2
• Multimedia Development
• Networks and Computer Communications
• Final Year Project
• Practical Teaching Programme: Integrated Project
• School Placement: Block Teaching Experience

Further Education

Graduates of this course will be well positioned for further study in postgraduate programmes that focus on education, mathematics and computer science. Master of Education (MEd.)

Master of Science (Software Engineering and Database Technologies)

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Mathematics)

Master of Science in Business Analytics

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are keenly sought for teaching positions in Ireland and abroad. Opportunities outside of the teaching profession include further or higher education, academic or industrial research, ICT, finance and technology.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

As part of this degree course you will undertake a school placement component each year. In total, each pre-service teacher will complete 100 hours of teaching between years one and three, and 13
weeks in a second level school in year four of the programme.

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,300 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Tuition

€3,076 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Non EU

€16,650 p.a. 2020/21


EU Fees 2020/21:

- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy: €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.

Find out More

College of Arts, Social Sciences,
and Celtic Studies
t. +353 91 493958
e. collegearts@nuigalway.ie

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