Mary Immaculate College

Introduction

Founded in 1898, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is a Catholic College of Education and the Liberal Arts. The College offers a wide range of programmes in Education and the Liberal Arts at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and over 3,000 students are engaged in studies here.

Foundation & Enduring Vision

When the foundation stone for Mary Immaculate College was laid in 1899, the intention was to provide an institution dedicated to the professional training of female teachers for the Catholic national school system. Today, with over 3,000 young men and women enrolled at the College and participating in a multitude of academic programmes, MIC continues the embrace the founding vision of Catherine McAuley, who established the Catholic Sisters of Mercy as champions for the most marginalised in society with the conviction that education was essential to the quality of life to which all individuals should be entitled. These enduring values remain enshrined in the College Mission Statement as Mary Immaculate steers a new course in the Twenty First Century.

Mission Statement

The College community promotes excellence in teaching, learning and research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It seeks to foster the intellectual, spiritual, personal and professional development of students within a supportive and challenging environment that guarantees the intellectual freedom of staff and students.

In particular, the College seeks to foster in its students a spirit of justice and compassion in the service of others, together with an openness to the religious tradition and values of each individual.

The College promotes a sense of identity enriched by an awareness of its Catholic tradition, the cultures, languages and traditions of Ireland, and its special commitment to the Irish language.

Mary Immaculate College respects cultural diversity. It strives to promote equity in society and to provide an environment where all have freedom and opportunity to achieve their full potential.

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Bachelor in Early Childhood Care and Education (BA)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Ireland Limerick

This B.A. degree programme in Early Childhood Care and Education is a full-time four-year degree course designed to provide an exciting and challenging... [+]

B.A. in Early Childhood Care and Education MI007

 

CAO minimum entry points 2016: 375 first round

This B.A. degree programme in Early Childhood Care and Education is a full-time four-year degree course designed to provide an exciting and challenging programme for those interested in working with young children in a range of educational settings.AimsMary Immaculate College, with its long tradition of excellence in teaching and learning in the early years, has designed this degree programme in response to he Department of Education and Science's White Paper on Early Childhood Education, Ready to Learn. The College recognises that quality provision in early years is crucial in helping each child develop to their full potential. Quality provision "...depends in a crucial way, on the quality and training of personnel involved..." (National Forum Report, 1998, p.103). The benefits that accrue from quality early childhood eduaction and care apply to all children, but as research shows the benefits are particularly significant for children with special needs and children from disadvantaged backgrounds. This degree focuses on the holistic care and education of young children in a diversity of settings.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Ireland Limerick

The programme takes place over four years and is divided into two parts. Part I is equivalent to year 1 and Part II equates to years 2, 3 and 4. Progression to... [+]

Bachelor of Arts

 

CAO minimum entry points 2016: 330

The programme takes place over four years and is divided into two parts. Part I is equivalent to year 1 and Part II equates to years 2, 3 and 4. Progression to Part II is conditional upon obtaining a pass in Part I.In the first year (Part I) students take four subjects from the following:

English French Studies Gaeilge Geography German Studies History Léann Dúchais / Irish Heritage Studies (1st Year Only) Mathematics Media and Communication Studies Music Philosophy Psychology Theology & Religious Studies

There is a free choice of subjects in first year but it is not possible to take French with Theology & Religious Studies.When choosing your subjects in first year, it is essential to have at least two subjects from different second year subject groups (see below) bearing in mind that Léann Dúchais is a first year subject only and those who choose Psychology in first year may not be offered a place in Psychology in second year.At the beginning of second year (Part II) students choose two of the four subjects taken in first year. No more than one subject can be taken from any one of the following groups:... [-]


Bachelor

BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Ireland Limerick

This undergraduate programme (level 8) deals with an area of drama and theatre education not currently catered for at third level in Ireland. Applied theatre is considered to be the study of drama and theatre across a range of practical applications [+]

CAO minimum entry points 2016: 280 first round Programme description: This undergraduate programme (level 8) deals with an area of drama and theatre education not currently catered for at third level in Ireland. Applied theatre is considered to be the study of drama and theatre across a range of practical applications and non-traditional settings, including but not defined by stage performance or the study of literary texts. Contemporary theatre signals that the programme will deal largely with current and emergent modes of theatrical production and reception. This programme will seek to articulate the contemporary, varied and ever-changing roles of theatre and its practitioners in society. At its heart will be the concept of ensemble, which loosely defined, values and emphasises the importance of the practice of the collective. The idea of a working in a pro-social manner in theatre will also be core to this programme. This highlights engagement with specific sites and audiences, and with the idea that theatre has a core societal function and exists not only as entertainment. This programme will be offered in close association with the Lime Tree Theatre, which is located on the College campus. Through our relationship with the Lime Tree, students on the programme will be exposed to the best local, national and international practice through visiting companies, festivals, etc., and from the input of a range of visiting lecturers and practitioners. Entrance Requirements: Entry to the programme is generally by means of application via the CAO system (MI001) All applicants are... [-]

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Contact

Mary Immaculate College

Address Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road
Limerick, Ireland
Website http://www.mic.ul.ie/intlexchange/Pages/MeetTheTeam.aspx
Phone +353 61 204 300