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Mary Immaculate College

Country: Ireland

City: Limerick


Type of school: Public Universities


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Founded in 1898, Mary Immaculate College is an autonomous university-level College of Education and the Liberal Arts. The city campus, which is easily accessible, now has a student population of over 3,500 students, enrolled on a wide range of programmes in Education and the Liberal Arts, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. MIC is characterised by a warm welcome for new students, from Ireland and from overseas, excellence in teaching, learning and research, and a friendly rapport between staff and students.

The programmes on offer at MIC are among the most highly sought-after in Ireland. The College has a reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research and is known for the high calibre of students it has attracted since its establishment. MIC alumni are widely recognised as high merit contributors to all areas of social, cultural and professional life around the world, inspired by the College’s entreaty to ‘make a difference.’

Mary Immaculate College has also expanded its geographical footprint with the incorporation of St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, which currently offers four degree programmes that prepare students to become second-level teachers.

MIC also offers taught postgraduate programmes in Education and in the Arts. A range of postgraduate programs by research and thesis are also available, up to and including PhD level, in: Applied Linguistics; Education; English; French Studies; Gaeilge; Geography; German Studies; Irish Studies; History; Mathematics and Computer Studies; Media & Communication Studies; Music; Philosophy; Psychology and Theology & Religious Studies.

Faculty of Arts - Departments: English Language and Literature; French Studies; Gaeilge; Geography; German Studies; History; Mathematics and Computer Studies; Media and Communications Studies; Music; Philosophy; Psychology; Theology and Religious Studies

Faculty of Education: - Departments: Learning, Society and Religious Education; Language, Literacy and Mathematics Education; Arts Education and Physical Education; Reflective Pedagogy and Early Childhood Studies; Department Special Education


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The College is situated in the southern suburbs of Limerick City, the third largest city in the Republic with a population of over 80,000. It is within ten minutes walking distance of the city centre, providing easy access to all cultural and social amenities, as well as the main rail and bus terminals.

In 2014 Limerick was designated Ireland's first ‘National City of Culture’ and is currently preparing a bid for European City of Culture 2020. The city offers a variety of historical, artistic and theatrical activities. There is a lively pub music scene catering for all musical tastes, from traditional Irish music to pop, rock or jazz. The magnificent Lime Tree Theatre, in the College's TARA building, hosts a range of performances from national and international theatre, dance, opera and ballet companies, to live musical and comedy performances.

Limerick was founded as a Viking fortress in the 10th Century. Those interested in history can visit Limerick's oldest building still in daily use, the beautiful 11th Century St Mary's Cathedral, explore the 13th Century King John's Castle in the heart of Limerick's medieval district, or trace Frank McCourt's footsteps on an Angela's Ashes walking tour.

Limerick is the sporting capital of the Munster region and is unique in having a strong tradition and success in both Gaelic games and rugby. Fans can tour the spectacular Thomond Park stadium, which includes an interactive museum that showcases the proud history and heritage of Munster rugby.

With three institutions of higher education and a combined student population of almost 20,000, Limerick is a bustling, vibrant and exciting city. There are cinemas, nightclubs and a range of bars and restaurants to enjoy with friends. Limerick provides students with plenty of opportunities for a great social life.


The two most important parts of becoming an MIC student are enrolment and registration. Enrolment takes place during orientation and registration will take place the first week of the semester.  


  • Enrol
  • Pay fees
  • Garda Vetting (BA excluded)
  • Get your Student ID Card

Mary Immaculate College,

South Circular Road,

Limerick, Ireland.

T: 00 353 61 204 300



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