Welcome to the
Professional Master of Education (NUI)
Programme Entry 2018


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.

Supply of Teachers in Priority Subjects 2018 programme (STIPS2018)

With a view to increasing the supply of teachers in subjects of national priority, and as part of a campaign to be undertaken at national level to encourage graduates in these subjects to consider teaching as a career, PAC has extended to Friday 13 April 2018 the closing date for applications to the PME from graduates in these priority subjects.

The priority subjects are: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Irish, German, French, Italian and Spanish.

If you are qualified in one of these subjects and have already applied to PAC, it is not necessary for you to apply again to be considered under STIPS2018.

The application cycle for 2018 PME NUI entry is re-opening.

Please note for 2018 entry, it is a requirement to upload all documentation onto the PAC system to support your PME NUI application. Posting of documents is not accepted.

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€80Friday 1st December 2017Friday 8th December 2017
Late Applications€120Wednesday 28th Februray 2018Wednesday 14th March 2018
PEG02 & Priority Subjects Applications€12012 noon Friday 13th April 201812 noon Friday 13th April 2018

Applying before Friday 1st December 2017 or after this date will not impact or affect your application in any way. The only difference is the application fee is increased.