B.Sc. in Education Studies


B.Sc. in Education Studies (CM010) Overview


The B.Sc. in Education Studies is a Level 8, four year honours degree programme accredited by the Tinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. It is designed to address the needs of those interested in working as educators, policymakers and educational administrators outside school settings and to serve the growing demand for courses which provide students with an opportunity to engage with the broad field of education. Although the new degree will not qualify graduates as teachers, it would provide an excellent foundation for students who wish to go on to complete a higher diploma in primary teaching.  The combination of the core, specialisation and optional modules with work placements and a research dissertation allows students to experience the depth and breadth of education in a meaningful and integrated way.

Key Features:

• Work placements each year in a variety of settings
• Focus on adult education, adolescence and childhood
• Specialisation and optional modules in years 1 to 3
• Research dissertation and extended work placement in year 4

An overview of the four years of the programme can be accessed here

Module Listing

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

How People Learn

Contemporary Issues & Controversies in Education

Understanding Irish Education Policy & Practice

Work Placement: Induction

What is Education?

Curriculum & Programme Design & Development

Studying Teaching

Work Placement: Internship

Adult Education

Adolescent Education


Research Methods

Education & the Arts 1

Education & the Arts 2

Evidence in Education


Communication for Education

Development Education

Assessment & Evaluation


Technology for Teaching & Learning

Intercultural Education

Education as Liberation or Oppression






Optional Module**

Optional Module**

Optional Module**


* Specialisation Electives (Choose one for years 1-3): Gaeilge or Education Policy, Leadership and Management or Second Language Teaching and Learning or Education for Transformation or Instructional Design.


** Optional Modules (Choose one each year): Oideachas trí mhéan na Gaeilge, Language of Education, The Law and Education, Barriers to Education, Understanding Educational Organisations, Early Childhood Studies or Financial Management in Education.


The Bachelor in Science (Education Studies) is currently not part of the "Free Fees" initiative and therefore tuition fees are charged directly to students. However, MIE is committed to keeping the annual tuition fees on the B.Sc. programmes at the same level as the annual Student Contribution (€3,000 from September 2015), which all students have to pay. Therefore, the amount students will pay is the same as if this programme was in the "Free Fees" scheme.

Further information on this programme can be accessed here

Mature Students

Applicants who are 23 years of age, or over, on 1 January of the year of entry to the Institute, may apply for entry to the Bachelor in Education or the Bachelor in Science programmes on mature grounds. Mature applicants apply to the CAO by 1 February. After this deadline, please contact MIE admissions office directly to determine whether late applications for this programme is available.  If available, applicants must apply through the CAO between 5 March and 1 May. In mid-March the CAO will check the eligibility criteria and email all mature applicants to ascertain whether an applicant meets the minimum entry requirements. Those who successfully meet the criteria will be advised to complete and return a "mature student supplementary application form" directly to the Admissions office, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Ave, Dublin 9. The closing date for applications is 5.15pm. Monday 11 May 2015. Applicants will receive notification of interview dates and times in mid-May. Any offers made are subject to fulfilling the minimum entry requirements of the programme.