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:
• 1. Holds/will hold, by the date of commencement of the PME programme, a level 8 honours degree.
• 2. Has studied the relevant number of 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: http://www. teachingcouncil.ie/en/Publications/ Registration/Documents/Curricular- Subject-Requirments-after-January-2017. pdf
The Subject Declaration Form for each of the subjects you wish to teach must be fully completed and attached with your application to this programme. Candidates may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.
English Language Requirement
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 (no longer than two years prior to application) as outlined on https://wwwul.ie/graduateschool/english-languagerequirements. Results in examinations other than those listed on this site may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.
Successful completion of the Garda Vetting process is required. The University oversees the Garda Vetting Process.