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Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Maynooth, Ireland
If you would like to graduate with a second level teacher qualification to teach Mathematics and Computer Science then the BSc Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education) at the Maynooth University is for you.
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Overview

Study for four years as an undergraduate for a Science degree, while also completing 60 credits in Education. After four years you are awarded a BSc Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education) degree – a level 8 honours degree. To become a fully qualified teacher, you must complete one further year.

Having graduated with the Level 8 BSc Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education) degree at the Maynooth University after four years, you are guaranteed a place in year five - the one year Level 9 Professional Master of Education. At the end of year five, you will be a fully qualified and registered second level teacher.

By choosing this degree you will have a range of options open to you after four years. Having studied Mathematics, Computer Science and Education for four years you are awarded a BSc Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education) degree - a level 8 honours degree. You can decide to exit the programme at this stage or stay on for one more year of postgraduate study, which will result in the Level 9 Professional Master of Education degree. This extra year is required in order to meet the Teaching Council requirements to be registered as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) in two subjects.

Career Options

  • After five years of study on the Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education) degree students will have achieved a Level 9 Professional Master of Education (PME) teaching qualification in two subjects. 
  • Depending on the subjects chosen during the course of the degree, graduates will be in a position to teach mathematics. (The subject Computer Science is awaiting approval from the Teaching Council.) and computer science. Graduates will also be qualified to teach Junior Certificate mathematics and computer science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description
      • 5 years (4 years BSc + 1 year PME)
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Computer Science
  • Experimental Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Mathematics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    55

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General Requirements

  • Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2020. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2020.
  • Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Maynooth

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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