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BA in Education, Business Studies & Religious Studies

Mary Immaculate College
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Thurles
Contact the school for details
BA in Education, Business Studies & Religious Studies

About this program

BA in Education, Business Studies & Religious Studies

The BA in Education, Business Studies and Religious Studies program (post-primary) is a four-year, full-time, undergraduate concurrent teacher education degree (Level 8), currently offered at MIC Thurles. Graduates are qualified to teach Business Studies and Religious Studies to honours Leaving Certificate level.

Admission requirements

EU Applicants

You are advised to contact the MIC Admissions Office before applying.

Non-EU Applicants

Entry requirements and the application process vary according to country of origin.

Check your country on the website.

Application Information

Download and complete the application form, paying particular attention to the following requirements:

  • Please enclose detailed certified results and awards for all examinations mentioned in the application form (certified original documents and certified English translation where applicable).
  • Official results and award of examinations to be taken should be submitted as soon as they are available.
  • If you are from a non-English speaking country, you will be required to show evidence of a high level of competence in English as part of the application. Visit the website for English language requirements.
  • Please note that your application form cannot be considered unless certified results and awards are submitted.
  • When detailing result/grade/mark, please include QCA/GPA, mark or percentage relative to marking system at your university.

Intake onto this programme is once a year in September

You are advised to contact the MIC International Office before applying.

Transferring from another 3rd Level Institution

The transfer route into MIC depends on the content overlap of your new and old course and the number of places on the new course in the year you apply. Before submitting an application you should contact MIC where we will consider your case with the relevant Head of Department of the course you wish to transfer to.

EU/Non-EU Status Assessments

The designation of a student as being from the EU or a Non-EU country determines the fees they will pay at MIC, i.e. there may be cases where a non-EU national acquires EEA citizenship during the course of their third-level studies and would qualify for EU fees for example.

Visit the school's website for more information on EU/Non-EU assessments which will be conducted by MIC International office to determine status.


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Program content

Semester 1

  • Becoming a Student Teacher

Two of the following modules will be offered:

  • Management Principles
  • Introduction to Business Mathematics
  • Marketing

Two of the following modules will be offered:

  • Religion and World Religions
  • Introduction to Systematic Theology
  • Theology of the First Testament

Semester 2

  • Teaching and learning 1 - Planning to Teach
  • Understanding Contemporary Schools and Society
  • Adolescent Development - Understanding Young People and How They Learn

One of the following modules will be offered (excluding the modules already offered):

  • Management Principles
  • Introduction to Business Mathematics
  • Marketing

One of the following modules will be offered (excluding the modules already offered):

  • Religion and World Religions
  • Introduction to Systematic Theology
  • Theology of the First Testament

Semester 3

  • Teaching and Learning 2 -Planning for Differentiation
  • Teaching Business and Religious Studies 1
  • Business Studies Accounting

One of the following modules will be offered:

  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Economics

Two of the following modules will be offered:

  • Theology of the Second Testament
  • Christology
  • Fundamental Moral Theology

Semester 4

  • Inclusive Education: Contemporary Perspectives
  • School Placement 1
  • One of the following modules will be offered (excluding the modules already offered):
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Economics

One of the following modules will be offered (excluding the modules already offered):

  • Theology of the Second Testament
  • Christology
  • Fundamental Moral Theology

Semester 5

  • Curriculum Studies; Assessment for and of Learning
  • Diversity in Education - Ethics, Interculturalism and Inclusive Classrooms

Two of the following modules will be offered:

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Entrepreneurship and New Enterprise Creation
  • Business Information Systems
  • Ireland and Global Economy

One of the following modules will be offered:

  • Approaches to God
  • Foundations and Approaches to Religious Education/The Christian Church through the Ages
  • Ritual and Sacrament

Semester 6

  • Research Methods - Ethical Foundations for Teaching and Research
  • School Placement 2

Two of the following modules will be offered (excluding the modules already offered):

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Entrepreneurship and New Enterprise Creation
  • Business Information Systems
  • Ireland and Global Economy

Two of the following modules will be offered (excluding the modules already offered):

  • Approaches to God
  • Foundations and Approaches to Religious Education/The Christian Church through the Ages
  • Ritual and Sacrament

Semester 7

  • Policy and Leadership in Education
  • Dissertation 1
  • Teaching Business Studies and Religious Studies 2
  • Strategic Management
  • Selected Topics in Applied Moral Theology

Semester 8

  • School Placement 3
  • E-Portfolio
  • Dissertation 2

Scholarships & funding

International scholarships are not available. Third-level education in Ireland is already heavily subsidised by the Government so our tuition fees are already lower than other countries and directly benefit the student.

Tuition

For information on undergraduate programme fees please visit the school's website.

Qualification

Graduates of the program will:

  • Demonstrate subject knowledge, curriculum process and content, and professional knowledge
  • Engage in critical and analytical thinking, problem-solving, reflection and self-evaluation
  • Engage in planning, teaching, learning, assessment, classroom management and organisation for the classroom and the school as a learning organisation
  • Articulate a commitment to and vision for the development of the uniqueness of the pupil in all its dimensions
  • Integrate and apply knowledge skills, attitudes and values in complex and unpredictable educational settings
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal skill and a readiness to be leaders and innovators of curriculum change
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong personal and professional development and actively participate in professional learning communities

Career paths

This program is accredited by the Teaching Council and has been developed in response to the growing need for excellence in teaching at post-primary level. The program prepares graduates for their roles in all areas of professional life in education.

The following list demonstrates just some of the careers our graduates have pursued:

  • Post-primary teacher
  • Retail Management
  • Banking
  • Marketing and PR
  • Human Resource Management
  • Training and Development
  • Educational Management
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Administrative positions in faith-based organisations
  • Parish and diocesan pastoral assistants and administrators

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Mary Immaculate College

Mary Immaculate College (MIC), founded in 1898, is Ireland’s leading university-level College of Education and Humanities. The College has a growing and diverse community of almost 5,000 students, who are enrolled in undergraduate programs in Education, Liberal Arts, Contemporary and...


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Contact info

Mary Immaculate College

South Circular Road
V94 VN26 Limerick
Ireland

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www.mic.ul.ie


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