Institute of Education

Religious Education and Music

religious ed music
CAO Code:
DC012
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8
Delivery Mode:
Full-time
Minimum Points
409
Duration:
4
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Fully qualify you to teach second level Religious Education and Music in just four years. This course offers a streamlined track to a profession in post-primary teaching, qualifying you to teach RE and Music to Honours Leaving Certificate Level.

In addition to teacher education, you’ll receive instruction in how to make the most of teamwork, leadership, communication and creativity. Your coursework will also cover Foundational and Professional Studies in Education; Theology, Religious Studies and Ethics; and Music.

Not only did the music aspect cover everything I need to know to become a competent music teacher, but it also nourished my love of music. Since graduating I have secured a teaching position in a fantastic secondary school in Dublin.

The study of music combines an opportunity to develop your own musicianship to a high level with a chance to experience and engage with a wide range of musical styles through performance, through historical, analytical and contextual inquiry, and through composition. Subject areas include compositional techniques, music history and contextual studies, solfège/musicianship and keyboard skills, choral and instrumental performance, Irish traditional music, choral conducting, and music technology. All students participate in performance ensembles (choir, trad group, orchestra), which play an active role in the university’s cultural life, and which prepare you for the diverse challenges involved in music teaching and musical life more broadly.

Specialised centre of excellence with a long and rich background in Teacher Education
25% School Placement preparing you to teach in the 21st-century classroom
Qualify to teach RE & Music to Honours Leaving Certificate level
Track record of graduate employment in key educational positions in Ireland, Europe and Internationally
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We have a unique and vibrant culture on our modern campus close to Dublin city centre. We provide state-of-the-art study facilities for all our courses and everything else you need for a healthy, fun and active student life.

 

Exceptional Facilities
DCU students enjoy exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our 3 academic campuses. These include modern learning theatres, research centres, television and sound studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced laboratories in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and a virtual hospital ward.

 

A Vibrant, Dynamic Social Environment
Student facilities include a superb sports complex with a 25 metre pool, two libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre. In 2016 we announced plans to invest over €230m in developing new, world-class facilities across our three academic campuses. Already building has begun on an exciting, new €14m Student Centre that will be home to the more than one hundred and twenty student clubs and societies. This commitment to student facilities means that our world-class learning experiences are complemented by a vibrant, dynamic social environment.

Sinead Blake

Not only did the music aspect cover everything I need to know to become a competent music teacher, but it also nourished my love of music. Since graduating I have secured a teaching position in a fantastic secondary school in Dublin.

Career Areas
Government Departments
International Development Agencies
Media
Post Primary Schools
Private Sector
The Arts
Career Prospects
Second-Level Teachers
Principals
Educational Leaders
Educational Administrators
Consultants
Broadcasters
Journalists
Chaplains
Parish Ministers

This course is fully recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland, and upon graduation, you can register as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) and apply immediately for employment in second level schools.

Graduates seek work as:

Career Tags
Broadcaster
Chaplaincy
Consultant
Education Leadership
Educational Administrator
Journalism
Musician Composer
Parish Ministry
Principal
Second Level Teacher

Requirements

General Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Bachelor of Religious Education and Music (DC012) programme are advised that there will be no music theory/aural test or audition/interview for this programme for 2021 entry.

If you have any questions about Music on the Bachelor of Religious Education and Music programme (DC012), please contact Dr Róisín Blunnie: roisin.blunnie@dcu.ie.

Leaving Cert

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply: minimum of H4 in Music or equivalent (this restriction may be waived by the Head of School or nominee for Mature applicants who have a high level of performance and music theory training through classes over a number of years).  

Applicants for the Bachelor of Religious Education and Music (DC012) programme are advised that there will be no music theory/aural test or audition/interview for this programme for 2021 entry. All applicants who have applied through the CAO for this programme will be deemed eligible to compete for a place on the programme, subject to meeting the general entry requirements noted above and the programme-specific entry requirements, i.e. minimum of H4 in Music

GCE A Level

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply: A minimum of grade D in GCE A Level Music or a minimum grade C in GCE AS Level Music.  

Applicants for the Bachelor of Religious Education and Music (DC012) programme are advised that there will be no music theory/aural test or audition/interview for this programme for 2021 entry. All applicants who have applied through the CAO for this programme will be deemed eligible to compete for a place on the programme, subject to meeting the general entry requirements noted above and the programme-specific entry requirements.

FET Level 5

For details of QQI requirements and relevant codes please click here. Simply enter the DC code for the programme you are interested in or if you are not sure of the code enter DC in the Select by Institution option, then click on Go. 

Applicants for the Bachelor of Religious Education and Music (DC012) programme are advised that there will be no music theory/aural test or audition/interview for this programme for 2021 entry. All applicants who have applied through the CAO for this programme will be deemed eligible to compete for a place on the programme, subject to meeting the general entry requirements noted above and the programme-specific entry requirements, i.e. minimum of H4 in Music. i.e. minimum of H4 in music at Leaving Certificate or 5M2011 Music for QQI Applicants.

EU Transfer Applications

Applications are welcomed from students who have studied at Level 6, Level 7 and Level 8 in relevant areas. Such students may be admitted to Year One of the course and exempt from certain modules. 

Applicants for the Bachelor of Religious Education and Music (DC012) programme are advised that there will be no music theory/aural test or audition/interview for this programme for 2021 entry. All applicants will be deemed eligible to compete for a place on the programme, subject to meeting the general entry requirements noted above and the programme-specific entry requirements, i.e. minimum of H4 in music at Leaving Certificate.

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here.

  

 

 

Fees

Full time

Student Contribution
€3,043 per annum
EU Status Fee
€6,679 per annum
Non EU Fee
€14,900 per annum

Next Steps

Mature Applicants

All mature applicants apply through the CAO by 1st February. For further information and for special application procedures for mature students, please click here

Applicants for the Bachelor of Religious Education and Music (DC012) programme are advised that there will be no music theory/aural test or audition/interview for this programme for 2021 entry. All applicants will be deemed eligible to compete for a place on the programme, subject to meeting the general entry requirements noted above and the programme-specific entry requirements,  i.e. minimum of H4 in Music at Leaving Certificate or equivalent (this restriction may be waived by the Head of School or nominee)

Applicants presenting EU school Leaving Examinations

Applicants presenting EU School Leaving/QQI Level 5 examinations:

This course is no longer restricted for entry 2021. Apply through the Central Applications Office (www.cao.ie) by 1st February / 1st May. Applicants can also avail of the change of mind process (1st July) once they have made their initial application by 1st May.  
 

Applicants presenting examinations from outside the EU

This course is no longer restricted for entry 2021. Candidates should apply directly to DCU by the 1st July.

EU Transfer Applicants

Applicants for the Bachelor of Religious Education and Music (DC012) programme are advised that there will be no music theory/aural test or audition/interview for this programme for 2021 entry. Apply directly to DCU by the 1st July

Make an Application

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at www.cao.ie
Candidates required to apply directly to DCU can download, print and complete a direct application form R10, available here.