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Bachelor of Education in Languages

University of Limerick
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Bachelor of Education in Languages

UL's School of Education is the largest post-primary teacher education provider in the state and is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Education programmes. University of Limerick is also ranked within the top 75 universities in Europe for excellence in teaching and learning.

The aim of the programme is to educate teachers and equip them with the skills and aptitudes for a successful career as a languages teacher. Graduates from the programme will be qualified to teach their chosen languages at both Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate level.

Admission requirements

Minimum grades

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or Four H7 (Higher Level) grades (including Mathematics; Irish or another language; and English).

Note: Grade F6 in Foundation Mathematics also satisfies the minimum entry requirements. Foundation Maths is not reckonable for scoring purposes

Subject requirements

In addition, applicants are required to hold at least the following in the Leaving Certificate, or an approved equivalent: H3 in Higher Level French or German or Irish or Spanish or Japanese.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1

Contemporary Understandings and Thinking on Education

Semester 2

  • Understanding Young People and How They Learn
  • Educational Technologies for Teaching and Learning

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Planning for Learning
  • Understanding Classroom Practice
  • Language Pedagogy 1

Semester 4

  • School Placement 1
  • Language Pedagogy 2

Year 3

Semester 5

  • Curriculum and Policy Studies
  • Inclusive Education 1 Contemporary Perspectives
  • Optional elective module. Students will select one module from a tailored suite of elective modules designed to broaden and enrich their understanding of languages education.

Semester 6

Inclusive Education 2: Special Education Needs

Year 4

Semester 7

School Placement 2

Semester 8

Teacher as Professional

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Full Time Tution fee for 2021/2022:

  • EU Fee: 7,356€
  • Non EU Fee: 16,794€


NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Continuing studies

Graduates have the opportunity to pursue further study in the disciplines of Languages or Education. In addition, graduates can register for higher degrees by research in either Languages or Education that lead to Masters or PhD qualifications.

Career paths

Graduates of this programme are qualified for appointment to all second-level schools (vocational, secondary, community and comprehensive schools). Graduates achieving an adequate standard may also proceed to obtain a higher degree by research.

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University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...

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Why study at University of Limerick

The Universities commitment to graduate employability, UL`s dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement.  

The University of Limerick houses a broad range of world class and specialist equipment and facilities that give students and researchers an immersive and practical approach to their studies and research.

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University of Limerick

University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick

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