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O que eu aprenderei?

Why Study Physical Education at UL?

The B.Sc. in Physical Education is one of the most popular undergraduate programmes in the University of Limerick. The programme is designed to qualify graduates as teachers of Physical Education along with a second subject in Irish Post-Primary Schools. Graduates of the programme are qualified to teach Physical Education and their second subject to Leaving Certificate level. The current second subjects on offer include English, Gaeilge, Geography and Mathematics.

Course Structure

The central focus of this course is on teacher education and you will be educated to teach Physical Education, and your chosen elective option, as well as educational studies in contemporary society. Your placement in schools for blocks of teaching practice is viewed as an essential part of your professional development.

Physical Education

In the physical education part of the course, you will study human movement from the perspectives of kinesiology (science of movement), sociology, psychology, and philosophy, together with the art of teaching. The practical experience will involve you in a range of competitive, aesthetic, adventure, aquatic and artistic activities, which will enhance your effectiveness as a teacher.


You will study various topics which will enable you to assess the effectiveness of your own teaching, and contribute to the evaluation of current and innovative educational methods.



The four year programme in English offers a balanced and comprehensive view of selected writers and movements in the field of English, Irish and American literature and drama. Teaching is carried out through lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials. You will be expected to take an active, constructive role in the development of courses and the management of your learning. Time is allowed for individual and group projects.


Sa chúrsa Gaeilge, déantar staidéar ar theanga agus ar litríocht na Nua Ghaeilge agus ar bhéaloideas na hÉireann. Leagtar béim faoi leith ar chabhrú le mic léinn a gcumas Gaeilge a fhorbairt agus a thabhairt chun cruinnis, agus chuige sin moltar do mhic léinn na Gaeilge freastal ar chúrsaí a eagrófar dóibh sa Ghaeltacht i rith na laethanta saoire. Déantar obair an chúrsa céime seo trí mhéan na Gaeilge.


The four year programme provides a contemporary synthesis of third level Geography, so that graduates are fully prepared to teach the subject up to and including honours Leaving Certificate level. The programme aims to ensure that graduates are aware of the rich variety of opportunities offered by Geography to the teacher.


The mathematics elective is a four year programme of study in mathematics and mathematics education. The programme is designed to develop your competence in mathematics to the requisite level.

Subject Pedagogics

You will take courses in Subject Pedagogics in relation to your specialist options, in which you will consider the philosophy and practice of teaching these specialist options in the context of your teaching practice programme.

Career Prospects

Careers open to you with a degree in PE include;

  • PE teacher in secondary school
  • English/Irish/Geography/Maths Teacher in Secondary school
  • Third level Lecturer
  • Sports Development officer

The B.Sc. in Physical Education is designed to qualify graduates as teachers of Physical Education along with a second subject (English, Gaeilge, Geography, Mathematics and Chemistry) in Irish Post-Primary Schools. Graduates of the programme are qualified to teach Physical Education and their second subject to Leaving Certificate level.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Education and Health Sciences

Opções de estudo

Período integral (4 anos)

€16.465,00 (R$ 109.617) por ano

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Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2021


University of Limerick


Republic of Ireland

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) point may change to some programs. Students are required to take a Foundation Programme. For entry to Foundation, students must hold the Certificado de Ensino Médi with good grades which must include English, Maths, another language for entry to UL Foundation Programme. Specific subject requirements may apply and normal. IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5 (Please note some programmes have a higher IELTS requirement.) with no less than 6.0 in any component. TOEFL: 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based). Please note, we can only accept Academic IELTS. General IELTS will not be accepted. University of Cambridge ESOL: Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English - Grade B. Pearson Test Of English (ACADEMIC) - PTE ACADEMIC: a minimum score of 61 (with no section score below 59); ETAPP: English Test For Academic And Professional Purposes: Grade C1.

Para estudantes internacionais

Applicants must hold an equivalent qualification to the Irish Leaving Certificate or A level qualification (UK system).

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

A-Level (+GCSE O Level)

English Language Requirements

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

TOEFL: Minimum score of 90 or above in TOEFL IBT examination.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59)

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


Sobre a universidade

A University of Limerick, localizada no coração da Irlanda, é uma importante instituição reconhecida por suas pesquisas de relevância.

  • Eleita a Universidade Irlandesa do Ano 2019 pelo Sunday Times
  • Eleita uma das 100 melhores Universidades Jovens do Mundo
  • Recebe 2.500 estudantes internacionais
  • Maior média de empregabilidade entre graduados da Irlanda