Music Education - Second Level Teaching

Trinity College Dublin


Course Name Music Education - Second Level Teaching
Course Provider Trinity College Dublin
Alternative Provider(s) Dublin Institute of Technology, Royal Irish Academy of Music
Course Code TR009
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major University of Dublin Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters B. Mus. Ed.
Duration 4 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Special Entry Requirements
Though desirable, formal musical training is not a prerequisite for entry, but candidates should have a good ear and the ability to read and notate music to a rudimentary level. The most important musical qualification is ...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules
These modules are accepted for scoring purposes only and are awarded the following points: Distinction 66, Merit 46, Pass 28.
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Mature Applicants

Expand+All undergraduate courses in Trinity are open to mature applicants. Mature student applicants are not required to satisfy the normal minimum entry requirements and are not required to meet competitive academic entry levels (e.g. Leaving Certificate p...

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Number of Places 15
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Interview On the basis of the examination results, some applicants will be called to attend an interview during May before final selections are made. Performance will feature as one element of the interview.
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €25 Closing Date: 20th January 2017 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €40 Closing Date: 1st February 2017 at 5:15pm

You should avoid submitting an application close to a closing date. No extens...

Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content

Expand+What is the Bachelor in Music Education?
The Bachelor in Music Education provides for the academic, artistic and professional requirements of those wishing to become music teachers at secondary school level (including Northern Ireland). Not all gra...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What you will study?
A basic feature of the course is personal development in music, supporting the ability to awaken the interest and enthusiasm of pupils. You will be encouraged to engage in ensemble work at a level appropriate to your own ability...

Assessment Method A combination of continuous assessment, practical and written examinations and teaching practice makes up the assessment. Modules are examined by a combination of continuous assessment including essays, portfolios, individual and group presentations, and the formal end-of-year examination.

Expand+See also: TR002: Music

Study abroad
There are opportunities for students to spend part of the second year studying abroad. Our partner institutions are the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and the Kodaly Institute in Hungary. We are n...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Graduate skills and career opportunities
Music Education is a professional degree accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland. Graduates have an excellent employment record. Most graduates choose post-primary teaching, many garnering reputations a...

Further Enquiries
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Anyone considering studying Music Education is welcome to visit the School of Education, to speak to members of staff, and to speak to current students. To make an appointment, contact the Music Education co-ordinator at +353 1 896 1145.
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Points History
Year Points
2017 429 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2016 455 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2015 450 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)