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O que eu aprenderei?

Fully qualifies you to teach second level Religious Education and English in just four years. This course offers a streamlined track to a profession in post-primary teaching, qualifying you to teach RE and English to Honours Leaving Certificate Level.

In addition to teacher education, you’ll receive instruction in how to make the most of teamwork, leadership, communication and creativity. Your coursework will also cover Foundational and Professional Studies in Education; Theology, Religious Studies and Ethics; and English Literature. You’ll learn how to think intelligently, imaginatively, and independently about storytelling and song-making in civilization, from classical texts to contemporary pop culture.

Why do this course?

  • Specialised centre of excellence with a long and rich background in Teacher Education
  • 25% School Placement preparing you to teach in the 21st-century classroom
  • Qualify to teach RE & English to Honours Leaving Certificate level
  • Track record of graduate employment in key educational positions in Ireland, Europe and Internationally

About the course

Throughout the course you’ll cover four integrated areas:

Foundational and Professional Studies in Education: We offer a student-friendly, supportive, open, dynamic and practical approach to the study of Education. The diverse, exciting, engaging, and challenging study of Education and Religious Education is reflected in the modules on offer.

Teaching, Including School Placements: One of the most exciting and rewarding elements of the course is our hands-on approach to School Placement. Over the four years of the course, you’ll have an opportunity to gain valuable and extensive experience within a range of teaching and learning environments, including engagement in observation of practice, micro-teaching, peer-teaching, team-teaching and school-based placement (in both primary and post-primary sectors). You’ll be supported throughout your professional development by experienced School Placement tutors, school-based cooperating teachers and METIS (a custom-built web-based environment for School Placement).

Theology, Religious Studies and Ethics: These elements provide a strong foundation for teaching Religious Education in second level schools and meet the subject criteria required by the Teaching Council. The specific subjects include: Ethics; Philosophy; Scripture; Systematic Theology; World Religions. You’ll be encouraged to critically engage with a wide range of topics and develop the skills to work in contexts of cultural and religious diversity.

English: Studying English Literature provides you with the skills to think creatively and intelligently about the fundamental roles played by storytelling and song-making in civilization. You’ll engage with a wide range of literature and become familiar with the vital characteristics and contexts of drama, poetry, film and fiction. You’ll study style and substance—what literature describes, as well as how it does it.


This course is fully recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland, and upon graduation, you can register as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) and apply immediately for employment in second level schools. Graduates seek work as:

  • Broadcaster
  • Chaplaincy
  • Consultant
  • Education Leadership
  • Educational Administrator
  • Journalism
  • Parish Ministry
  • Poetry
  • Principal
  • Second Level Teacher

De qual departamento farei parte?

DCU Institute of Education

Opções de estudo

Período integral (4 anos)

€14.900,00 (R$ 99.198) por ano
Student Contribution: €3,043 / Annum

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Data de início

Esperado Janeiro 2021


Dublin City University

Glasnevin Campus,



Republic of Ireland

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

In order to meet the general entry requirements students must meet one of the following: 2 x Grade C at GCE A-Level plus 4 x Grade C at GCSE Level which must include the subjects Mathematics and English (or Irish) 2 x Grade C at GCE A-Level plus 2 x Grade C at GCE AS-Level plus 2 x Grade C at GCSE-Level which must include the subjects Mathematics and English (or Irish) 2 x Grade C at GCE A-Level plus 1 x Grade C at GCE AS-Level plus 3 x Grade C at GCSE Level which must include the subjects Mathematics and English (or Irish)

Para estudantes internacionais

You can directly enter Year 1 if you have studied in one of the following:

  • GCSE A levels - you must have 4 A levels or 3 A levels + 1 AS level in different subjects from the same year or preceding year only;
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma;
  • Or have an equivalent qualification.

In the case of all applications, evidence MUST be provided of competence in the English language. The list below indicates the minimum standards in the English language, which should be met for entry to undergraduate programmes in DCU.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate English: Ordinary Level Grade D3
  • GCE A-Level English Language: Grade D
  • IELTS: Composite score of 6.5 or above, with no less than 6.0 in any one component
  • TOEFL: 237 (computer-based), 580 (paper-based test)
  • TOEFL iBT: Total Score of 92
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CAP): Overall score of 180 with a minimum of 169 in all components.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall score of 180 with a minimum of 169 in all components.
  • English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP): C1
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): 63 (with a minimum of 59 in all components)

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.


Sobre a universidade

A DCU está em 19º lugar no mundo e 1º na Irlanda pela taxa de emprego de graduados, de acordo com o QS Graduate Employability Rankings de 2020.

  • Os alunos internacionais compõem 20% da população estudantil
  • Eleita uma das melhores universidades jovens do mundo
  • Sediada em Dublin, uma das cidades mais amigáveis do mundo
  • Cinco faculdades com 80 programas dinâmicos