Applicants must hold a 2.2 degree (Level 8 - QQI) in a relevant Business or Business related discipline. In line with Teaching Council and HEA protocol, when applying for a place on the Professional Master of Education course, the PME Business applicant is required to make a formal declaration, using a Subject Declaration Form, that he/she:
1.Holds/will hold, by the date of commencement of the PME course, a level 8 honours degree.
2.Has studied 60 ECTS credits in the relevant subject area(s) as part of their degree (see the link in point (4) below).
3.Has studied higher level degree content related to the subject area(s) in year 3 or 4 of their degree.
4.Has covered, as part of their degree, the mandatory topics/subjects as set out in the Teaching Council subject requirements which can be found at:
The Subject Declaration Form (which is available here) for each of the subjects you wish to teach must be fully completed and attached with your application to this course.
Please have the following documents ready to upload with your application:
•Qualification transcripts and awards/certificates
•English language qualification if English is not your first language
•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English
•A copy of your birth certificate (long document)/passport
•Fully and accurately completed 'Subject Declaration Form(s)' in those subjects you believe you will be qualified in.
A primary level 8 degree which has at least one business subject (Accounting, Business or Economics) taken throughout the duration of the degree and which is recognised by the Teaching Council (TC) as acceptable for the teaching of any designated business subject(s) i.e. Accounting, Business, Economics to leaving certificate level and which subject study has a 60 ECTS credit or more weighting.
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 a business subject or business subjects (i.e. Accounting, Business and Economics and Business Studies).
See the relevant section on the TC website www.teachingcouncil.ie 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.
If invited to interview, personal attendance is required. Interviews will normally take place from early to mid March, sometimes later. All interviewees are points ranked based on qualifications, experiences and interview performance. Offers of places on the course are sequentially made to interview candidates based on points score levels obtained once interviewing is finally completed. Up to a maximum of twenty four places may be offered. Please ensure you read the course information sheet. (The student FAQs on the bottom left hand side of the 'Overview' section of the website on this course)
Garda clearance is also required for this programme.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):
Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) Grade C1
•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language Grade C or above
•University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
•GCE Examination Boards Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate School Certificate Pass 1-6
Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.