Chemistry & Mathematics Education (Hons) / MSc, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    23800 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    7574 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
If youre interested in chemistry and mathematics, and think you might like to teach these subjects at post-primary level, then this Chemistry & Mathematics Education (Hons) / MSc course at UCD College of Science may be for you.

About

The Chemistry & Mathematics Education (Hons) / MSc is offered by UCD College of Science. Its designed so that from the start, you study chemistry and mathematics, along with education, in an integrated manner. In third year, youll gain teaching experience by completing placements (which we find for you) in a post-primary school and as a thirdlevel tutor. The four-year BSc in Chemistry, Mathematics and Education leads directly to the one-year MSc in Mathematics and Science Education. On completion of both degrees you are fully qualified to teach Chemistry and Mathematics to Higher Level Leaving Certificate Level and Science to Junior Certificate Level.

Key Facts: 

Placements are integrated into this course from first year, with year-long placements at two different post-primary schools during the final two years of the course.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

On completion of the BSc, students have guaranteed entry to the MSc in Mathematics & Science Education, provided they have achieved a GPA of 3.08. This is equivalent to a 2.1 Honours. Placements are integrated into this course from first year. Care is taken to slowly introduce you to placements to enable you to build confidence before taking a class. During the last two years of the course, students are assigned year-long placements at two different post-primary schools. These placements are designed so that students not only obtain teaching experience, but also gain a whole-of-school experience through participating in parent-teacher meetings, timetabling etc. The complete five-year course is fully accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland.

Accreditation

The five-year course is fully accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This is a sample pathway for Chemistry & Mathematics Education.

First Year

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Education
  • Biology & Physics
  • Elective modules

Second Year

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Education
  • Elective modules

Third Year

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Education
  • School Placement one placement in a post-primary school, and one placement as a third-level tutor.

Fourth Year

  • Education
  • School Placement
  • Mathematics

Fifth Year

  • Education
  • School Placement

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Documents required:

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results.
  • (If you are awaiting current year examination results you must send your results to CAO as soon as they become available. If they arrive later than 3 August, we cannot guarantee that they will be processed in time for inclusion in Round 1 offers).
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.
For more information, please visit programme website.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              23800 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 23800 EUR per year and a duration of 60 months.
            • EU/EEA

              7574 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 7574 EUR per year and a duration of 60 months.

            Living costs for Dublin

            1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
            Living Costs

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

            Funding

            StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.