An Honours degree (2.2 or above) (QQI) in a relevant discipline. An interview in the proposed languages to be studied will be a requirement. Personal attendance at interview is require. 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:
1.Holds/will hold, by the date of commencement of the PME programme, a level 8 honours degree.
2.The qualifying degree must carry at least 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits (or equivalent) per language. In the case of English as a second language (ESL) there is no requirement to have any credits or qualification prior to commencing the programme.
3.Irish: 60 credits including at least 20 credits in literature in at least two of the following poetry, prose, media and drama over each of the three years of the programme (for example, if you have additional Irish modules, you will need to have passed modules from each of the three years of the Irish programme - not just taking modules from one year or just two years of the programme. If you completed the modules in one year, that would be acceptable, but the modules have to come from each of the three years of the Irish programme).
4.Modern Languages: 60 credits over three years of the programme including a minimum of 15 credits for literature modules. If you completed the modules in one year, that would be acceptable, but the modules have to come from each of the three years of the modern languages programme.
5.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 programme.
Garda clearance is also required for this programme.
What to Include with your Application
Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language)
A copy of your birth certificate (long document
Additional Information Form
Subject Declaration Form
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 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council School Certificate Pass 1-6