Mathematics for Teaching

Subjects taught

Year 1
Autumn Modules
• Mathematic Modules

Spring Modules
• Mathematic Modules

Summer Modules
• Summer School

Year 2
Autumn Modules
• Portfolio (Sept - Dec) Completion in December

Entry requirements

Participants must be a qualified post primary teacher fully registered with the Teaching Council Registration Regulation 4 of the Teaching Council (Registration) Regulations 2009 up to 25th July 2016 or Route 2 of the Teaching Council (Registration) Regulations 2016 and The Teaching Council (Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 thereafter and can provide proof of registration.

Participants must complete the declaration form confirming their existing qualifications are not sufficient to meet Teaching Council criteria for the purposes of teaching mathematics at post-primary level

The course is open to 200 eligible post-primary teachers and is fully funded by the HEA.

A deposit of €250 is required to secure a place on the course. This will be refunded upon completion of the course.

NB: What to Include with your Application Form

A copy of your birth certificate/passport (evidence of your legal name).
Your marriage certificate/deed poll certificate if your name on your qualifications is different to that on your application.
Qualification transcripts and/or certificates/awards
Your signed Declaration Form
Recognised Prior Learning Application
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


2 years part-time, blended.

Enrolment dates


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Mathematics Teachers

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  • Qualifications

    Minor Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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