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Bachelor of Science with concurrent Teacher Education (Biology and Chemistry OR Physics OR Agricultural Science)

University of Limerick
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Limerick
English
September 2022

About this program

Bachelor of Science with concurrent Teacher Education (Biology and Chemistry OR Physics OR Agricultural Science)

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 programs. University of Limerick is also ranked within the top 75 universities in Europe for excellence in teaching and learning.

The aim of the program is to educate young teachers and help them develop the skills and aptitudes to confidently face the challenges of science teaching. When you graduate from the program you will be qualified to teach;

  • Biology to honours Leaving Certificate level
  • Chemistry or Physics or Agricultural Science to honours Leaving Certificate level
  • General Science to Junior 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. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Subject requirements

In addition, applicants must hold an O3/ H7 grade in Mathematics and an O4/ H7 grade in at least one of the following: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physics with Chemistry, Agricultural Science.

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


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Program content

The programme is four years in duration and is based on the concurrent model of teacher education, in which educational studies and studies in biology, along with your chosen elective (chemistry or physics or agricultural science) are combined with periods of school placement in which you will gain experience of teaching.

The first two years of study provide a foundation in:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Education

You will study education theory and practice which will equip you with teaching aptitudes and skills on which you will build a sound philosophy and approach to teaching.

During the spring semester of year two, you will undertake the first of your two teaching practice placements for six weeks in a second level school. Your second placement will be in semester 1 of the final year, for 12 weeks. During these placements, you will teach junior or senior science topics to second level pupils, and you will be supervised by UL academic staff.

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition

Tution fee for 2021/2022:

  • EU Fee: 7,356&euro
  • Non EU Fee: 16,794&euro

Qualification

NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Continuing studies

  • Master of Education
  • Doctorate in Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Graduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Device Materials

Career paths

Graduates progressing directly into employment take up a wide variety of roles. The following provides a sample of initial roles listed on the Graduate Outcomes Survey by graduates approximately one year after graduation:

  • Agricultural Science Secondary School Teacher
  • Biology, Chemistry & Ag. Science Teacher
  • Chemistry and Science Teacher
  • Emirates Cabin Crew
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Part-Time Ag. Science And Chemistry Teacher
  • Physics Teacher
  • Post-Primary Teacher
  • Research Assistant
  • Science Teacher
  • Science, Biology & Physics Teacher
  • Trainee Accountant

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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
Ireland

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www.ul.ie

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