Education - Gaeilge

University College Cork


Course Name Education - Gaeilge
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK124
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+Minimum grade H3 in Irish and H5 in another subject. Minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include English and another language.

Additional Requirements
Minimum H4 in Maths if selecting Mathematical Studies as the second su...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
Mature Applicants

To be eligible to compete for a place as a mature student, you must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January 2021 and apply via by 1 February. Please check out the CAO website for more information on the applic...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
Teachers of Irish are now in high demand in secondary schools, both in English-speaking schools and also in Gaelcholáistí. This degree enables students to qualify as teachers of Irish in combination with a second subject through a 4...

Subjects Taught

Expand+First Year Modules


GA1003 Bunstaidéar ar Theanga agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge [15 credits]
GA1008 An Nua-Litríocht [10 credits]
GA1009 An Ghaeilge Bheo [5 credits]

And 30 credits from ONE of the following subjects


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Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Skills and Careers Information
In the Irish educational system at present there is a shortage of teachers of Irish and of the other subjects offered in this degree. This is recognised by the Department of Education and Skills in the Teacher Supply A...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Prof. Pádraig Ó Macháin

Dr Fiona Chambers
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Points History
Year Points
2021 473
2020 463