Welcome to the
Professional Master of Education (NUI)
Programme Entry 2019


Postgraduate PME

The Postgraduate Applications Centre, (PAC) was founded in 1998 to accept applications for admission to postgraduate programmes in the four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland. The purpose of the Centre is to accept and process applications centrally for the Professional Master of Education (NUI) (formerly PDE) in these universities. PAC manages this process.

The Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas NUI Galway for 2019 entry is now open until the 13th May.

Notice of Changes to Professional Master of Education (PME) Application and Selection System

The following is a summary of the changes to the application and selection system for the 4 NUI PME programmes: NUI Galway, UCD, UCC and Maynooth University:
  • A new Minimum Requirement of H 2:2 in Primary degree or equivalent (for example Degree + Masters) for all PME programmes is now a requirement.
  • New Application Deadline: 28 February 2019 (€100,fee) for all applicants.
  • A new Subject-based application/selection system will be in operation.
  • Students will continue to rank PME programmes by University preference.
This is a very positive and new development as selection will be based on individual specified programme preferences, teaching subjects and priority subjects identified by the DES Teacher Supply Steering Group.

Detailed instructions for completing the application form can be viewed by clicking here

All queries regarding applications should be made to:

The Postgraduate Applications Centre, (PAC),
1 Courthouse Square,
Eircode H91VF21
Phone +353-(0)91-549260
Fax +353-(0)91-563056

PAC is agent for and acts on behalf of the universities participating in the Application System. The application regulations, procedures and timetable are agreed annually by these universities. PAC has no discretion to set them aside so as either to afford special treatment to any applicant over another or to deprive any applicant of his/her entitlement in favour of another. PAC is purely an administrative facility and does not endorse or recommend any one of the 5 programmes listed herein. It is the responsibility of each applicant to determine the status and the suitability of any programme chosen.

When you wish to begin an application, you will need to register on the PAC System, this can be done by clicking "Register" in the Login section located on the top of this page. If you have already registered, please login using your email address and password.

Programme Information

Professional Master of Education (NUI) (Secondary) (formerly PDE)

If you would like to apply for the Professional Master of Education (Art and Design) offered by UCC and CIT CCAD, please click here.

Application/Documentation Dates and Fees

FeeApplication Closing DateDocumentation Closing Date (Uploading only allowed)
Standard Applications€100Thursday 28th February 2019Thursday 7th March 2019
PEG02€100Monday 13th May 2019Monday 20th May 2019