CAO 2021 – Think Mary Immaculate College

If you’re looking for career focussed degrees, a vibrant student scene, both on and off campus, along with a supportive learning environment look no further than Mary Immaculate College. 

According to Dr Geraldine Brosnan, Director of Student Life at MIC: “MIC prides itself on our high-quality student experience on both our MIC Limerick and MIC Thurles campuses. 

“Part of our mission and vision is to create a community of scholars where staff and students work together and our aim is to provide services, activities, and resources that maintain the College’s educational enterprise while also supporting our students personally as they learn, grow, and change through their time at MIC.”

Over 25 years

MICs programmes include a Bachelor of Arts programme that has been running for over 25 years and offers students the chance to choose from 13 subjects. 

The  innovative BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies offers a mix of academic and practical learning with students having access to the beautiful 500-seater Lime Tree Theatre situated on the MIC Limerick campus. MIC’s BA in Early Childhood Care and Education is an exciting and challenging programme for those interested in working with young children. 

Range of programmes

The College also offers a range of programmes in primary and post-primary school teaching. 

Two new programmes have were added to the MIC offering in 2020, namely the Bachelor of Education – International (MI004) at MIC Limerick and the Bachelor in Education, Mathematics and Business Studies (MI014) at MIC Thurles.

Speaking about the calibre of the programmes on offer at MIC Thurles, Dr Finn Ó Murchú, Head of School of Education (Post-Primary) noted: “We have a wonderful teacher preparation programme here in MIC Thurles, which is built on promoting a caring learning environment that fosters students’ talents and goals by ensuring high quality teaching, learning and assessment experiences. 

“The success of our approach is evidenced by the recent statistics that show approximately 90% of MIC Thurles graduates successfully secured teaching positions within the first year following graduation.”

Applicant assistance

Those thinking of applying to MIC should also note that there are a range of entrance scholarships, elite sports scholarships and a CAO Points Concession Scheme on offer.

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