Science Education HBSc

Science Education HBSc

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: February
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: €60
Intakes: September
International tuition: €15,000
Domestic tuition: €6,679

Program overview

In first year, most science and mathematics modules will be taken in common with other first-year science students. There are also further specialist modules in mathematics and education. The second and third years build on this content and integrate science and mathematics with education. At the start of the third year, you choose two subjects to specialise in (chemistry/physics, mathematics/ physics or chemistry/mathematics). You’ll be qualified to teach both of your two specialty subjects to honours Leaving Certificate level. In your fourth year, you’ll continue with your two chosen subjects. A quarter of the course is devoted to education, particularly science education, while the remainder focuses on two of three subjects, physics, chemistry and mathematics, with additional courses provided in biology and IT. There are four important school placement periods over the duration of the course, allowing you to practice and develop the teaching skills you’ve learnt in a real classroom environment. In Year One, you teach small groups of students from local schools. In Year Two, you spend four weeks in post-primary schools, taking classes up to Junior Certificate level. A further four-week placement takes place in the September immediately preceding Year Three. Finally, all of the second semester in Year Four is spent taking junior and senior cycle classes in science, mathematics, physics and/or chemistry. Garda vetting has been introduced for students who have unsupervised access to children and vulnerable adults as part of their studies at Dublin City University. Applicants must successfully pass the Garda vetting process in order to complete the process of registration.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
A minimum of six Leaving Certificate subjects at Grade 06/H7, to include the subjects English OR Irish AND the subject Mathematics. In addition, applicants must present at least two subjects at grade H5. Minimum of O1 or H6 in Mathematics and minimum of O4 or H6 in one of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics with Chemistry or Agricultural Science

Career opportunities

DCU Science Education graduates are actively sought after by Principals both in Ireland and internationally. The majority of our graduates take up careers in post-primary education, teaching two of chemistry, physics or mathematics, as well as Junior Cycle science and mathematics. Other graduates have pursued careers in industry-based training and development. Teaching Technical Training in Science-based industries

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