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Science Education BSc (Hons)

University College Cork

Faculty:College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $33,077

Cost per year has been converted from Euros (€22,000) to Canadian Dollars.


This degree enables you to become a fully qualified science teacher in four years. Training takes place in UCC's state-of-the-art Eureka Centre for Inquiry Based Education in Science and Mathematics.

In Year 1 students undertake a common first-year science course with other science students, allowing time to settle in to UCC and think about a career in science teaching. At the beginning of Year 2, you register for the BSc(Ed) and choose to specialise in either the biology or chemistry or the physics stream. You will obtain an introduction to science teaching and science education and spend some time on Teaching Placement at a local secondary school, as well as studying second-year science modules. Year 3 is made up of another module in science education and Teaching Placement in a local secondary school as well as third-year science modules. In Year 4, all modules are education modules, with increased time spent on Teaching Placement and also time spent at lectures and laboratory practical sessions at UCC.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Biology 
Applicants are required to have a minimum average of 70% in six acceptable Grade 12 U, U/C or M courses including Grade 12 U English, Maths, and Lab Science. The following are considered Lab Science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry and Agricultural Science.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on February 11, 2019