Courses at DCU
School of Human Development

Religious Education and Music

religious ed music
CAO Code:
DC012
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8
Delivery Mode:
Full-time
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Duration:
4
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Music Test Cancelled, for futher details click on the Requirements and Fees Tab above.

 

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

Fees

Requirements

General Entry Requirements

Dublin, March 12th, 2020: In agreement with today’s announcement by An Taoiseach regarding the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Dublin City University will suspend all on-campus lectures, tutorials and teaching laboratory classes effective from 6pm today, March 12th until March 29th, in the first instance. This applies to all DCU academic campuses.   

Applicants for the Bachelor of Religious Education and Music (DC012) programme are advised that the Music aural/theory test scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020 and the audition/interview scheduled for Saturday 4th April 2020 are cancelled - please see details below.  If you have any questions about Music on the Bachelor of Religious Education and Music programme (DC012), please contact Dr Róisín Blunnieroisin.blunnie@dcu.ie. 

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. 

The aural/theory test scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020 and the audition/interview scheduled for Saturday 4th April are cancelled. 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.

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, available here.  

FETAC 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. 

The aural/theory test scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020 and the audition/interview scheduled for Saturday 4th April are cancelled. 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, i.e minimum of H4 in music at Leaving Certificate or 5M2011 Music for QQI Applicants.

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 A2 Level Music or a minimum grade C in GCE AS Level Music.  

The aural/theory test scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020 and the audition/interview scheduled for Saturday 4th April are cancelled. 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.

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).  

The aural/theory test scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020 and the audition/interview scheduled for Saturday 4th April are cancelled. 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

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.

  

 

 

EU Transfer Applicants

Apply directly to DCU by the 1st July

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

The aural/theory test scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020 and the audition/interview scheduled for Saturday 4th April  are cancelled.   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 is a restricted course. Apply through the Central Applications Office (www.cao.ie) by 1st February. No applications can be made after this date.

Applicants presenting examinations from outside the EU

This is a restricted course. Candidates should apply directly to DCU by the 1st February.

EU Transfer Applicants

Apply directly to DCU by the 1st July