Post Primary Teacher Education - Religious Education & Music

St. Patrick's Campus DCU


Course Name Post Primary Teacher Education - Religious Education & Music
Course Provider St. Patrick's Campus DCU
Alternative Provider(s) Dublin City University
Course Code DC012
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Dublin City University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin 9
Qualification Letters B.Rel.Ed.
Duration 4 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

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Subjects Required
In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the University (see below), the following requirements apply: H4 in Music or equivalent (this requirement may be waived by the Head of Department)....

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Revised points for LVCP Link Modules, introduced in 2017

LCVP Link Modules Grade Current Points Revised Points

Distinction 70 66
Merit 50 46
Pass 30 28

Please note that LCVP link modules cannot be used as a subject for general or specific course entry requirements, but can be used for the calculation of points.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+All QQI awards are part of the new inclusive National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), developed by QQI. Applicants who have a full NFQ Level 5 award in the appropriate qualifications and modules, with a minimum of five distinctions, can be admitte...

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Mature Applicants Mature applicants to Bachelor of Religious Education and Music (DC012) (RESTRICTED)

Applicants must take Music Aural and Performance Tests. For details, please visit

Mature applicants to DC010, DC011, DC012
Candidates must apply through the CAO (www. by 1st February. Upon completing the CAO application, all applicants will be required to attend for an interview. For details, please visit the relevant course information web page.
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Matric Required Yes
Number of Places 20
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2018 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2018 at 5:15pm

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

Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content

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Subjects Taught

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Year One
Education and School Placement:
Teaching Studies Foundational
Psychology and Human Development
Introduction to Religious Education
School Placement Programme 1

Theology, Religious Studies and Ethics:

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+This course will enable graduates to register with the Teaching Council of Ireland (see page 234 for futher details). Graduates can apply immediately for employment in second level schools as teachers of Religious Education and their related course s...

Further Enquiries Dr. PJ Sexton
T +353 (0) 1 884 2217
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2017 357 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2016 370 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2015 370 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)