Music - Professional Master of Education

University of Limerick

Music - Professional Master of Education

Key Fact:
The Professional Master in Education (Music) provides practical teaching experience through the school placement modules undertaken during the course of the programme.

Subjects taught

Programme Content
Year 1
Autumn Semester
• Becoming a Teacher: Identity and Agency,
• Understanding Learning,
• Planning for School Placement,
• Practical Skills of Music 1,
• Music Pedagogy

Spring Semester
• Understanding Teaching and Learning,
• School Placement 1,
• Research Methods 1,
• Practical Skills of Music 2

Year 2
Autumn Semester
• Understanding Schools,
• School Placement 2,
• Research Methods 2,
• Practical Skills of Music 3

Spring Semester
• Curriculum Policy and Reform,
• History, Policy & Contemporary Issues in Education,
• Teacher as Professional Practitioner,
• Research and Practice Portfolio,
• Reporting Educational Research,
• Music Education Independent Study.

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess a relevant primary degree at 2.2 honours level or higher (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland or equivalent) or be about to graduate with such a degree. In line with Teaching Council and HEA protocol, when applying for a place on the Professional Master of Education programme, the PME Applicant is required to make a formal declaration, using a Subject Declaration Form, that he/she:

Holds/will hold, by the date of commencement of the PME programme, a level 8 honours degree
Has studied the relevant number of ECTS credits in the relevant subject area(s) as part of their degree (see the link in point (5) below)

Has studied higher-level degree content related to the subject area(s) in year 3 or 4 of their degree

Has covered, as part of their degree, the mandatory topics/subjects as set out in the Teaching Council subject requirements

The Subject Declaration Form (available here) for each of the subjects you wish to teach must be fully completed and attached with your application to this course.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that his/her primary degree meets the requirements of the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purposes of teaching your chosen subject(s). See the relevant section on the TC website Any successful application to join the course is subject to the individual applicant having established and declared for himself/herself that he/she has met this requirement.

Candidates may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. Part of the interview process for Language applicants will take place through the language(s) the applicant has chosen on the programme.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

Please have the following documents ready to upload with your application: (please note your application will not be processed without these required documents)

Fully and accurately completed 'Subject Declaration Form(s)' in those subjects you believe you will be qualified in

Qualification transcripts and awards/certificates

A copy of your birth certificate (long document)/passporT

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
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Garda clearance is also required for this programme for successful applicants.


2 years full-time.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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