Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) Computer Science, Mathematics & Education

University College Dublin

Course Overview


If you’re interested in mathematics and computer science, and think you might like to teach these subjects at post-primary level, then this course may be for you.

It’s designed so that from the start, you study mathematics and computer science, along with education, in an integrated manner. In third year, you will gain teaching experience by completing placements (which we find for you) in a post-primary school and as a third-level tutor. The four-year BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics & Education leads directly to the one-year MSc in Mathematics and Science Education. On completion of both degrees, you should be fully qualified to teach Computer Science and Mathematics to Higher Level Leaving Certificate Level.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

5 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

402

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 25,600 p.a.

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The five-year course is awaiting accreditation by the Teaching Council of Ireland.
  • Placements are integrated into this course from first year, with year-long placements at two different post-primary schools during the final two years of the course.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

YEAR 1 ENTRY

  • Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
    A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
  • If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.

FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY

  • Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
• TOEFL:

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.

Special Entry Requirements

We recommend that all students in Computer Science, Mathematics & Education should have a minimum Grade H3 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics, or equivalent.

Career Prospects


On completion of the BSc, students have guaranteed entry to the MSc in Mathematics & Science Education, provided they have achieved a GPA of 3.08. This is equivalent to a 2.1 Honours. Placements are integrated into this course from first year. Care is taken to slowly introduce you to placements to enable you to build confidence before teaching a class of pupils. During the last two years of the course, students complete year-long placements at two different post-primary schools. These placements are designed so that students not only obtain teaching experience, but also gain a whole-of-school experience through participating in parent-teacher meetings, timetabling etc. The complete five-year course is awaiting accreditation by the Teaching Council of Ireland.

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