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Maynooth University

1 Floor School of Education, North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Maynooth, Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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Whether you’ve just left school, eager to master a subject or considering upskilling, Maynooth University can accommodate all educational needs.

Maynooth University is an internationally recognised institution located 25 kilometres outside of Dublin, Ireland, and is the nation’s fastest growing university.

One of four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth University in 2019 placed #50 in the global top 100 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

On 16 June 2017, Maynooth University celebrated its 20th birthday, having been formally established as an autonomous university in 1997. Yet, it traces its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St. Patrick in 1795, drawing inspiration from a heritage that includes over 200 years of education and scholarship.

Today, Maynooth University is a place of lively contrasts–a modern institution, dynamic, rapidly-growing, research-led and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions.

With more than 12,000 students from more than 90 countries, Maynooth offers a range of programmes at undergraduate, Master’s and PhD level in the humanities, science and engineering, and social sciences, including business, law, and education. The University also offers a range of international programmes and partnerships.

Maynooth’s unique collegial culture fosters an interdisciplinary approach to research, which its world-class academics bring to bear in tackling some of the most fundamental challenges facing society today. The University’s research institutes and centres consolidate and deliver this impact as vibrant communities of learning, discovery and creation. Research at Maynooth also is very much central to its teaching, and the University prides itself on placing equal value on its research and teaching missions.

In addition to being named in THE’s Top 50 Under 50, Maynooth University is recognised among the top 400 universities in the world, the top 200 European universities, and as one of the top 200 universities for international connections and outlook.

Addiction Studies

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a broad overview of key theoretical frameworks in relation to substance misuse and dependence, and to enable them to develop basic helping and intervention skills. This course focuses on introducing participants to current debates on addiction. On completion, participants will have become familiar with contemporary…

Addiction Studies Level 7 Cork

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a broad overview of key theoretical frameworks in relation to substance misuse and dependence, and to enable them to develop basic helping and intervention skills. Relevant to Garda, Teachers, Health Care Professionals, Social Workers and Community Workers as well as the general public. This course…

Addiction Studies Level 7 Dublin Bluebell/Inchicore

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a broad overview of key theoretical frameworks in relation to substance misuse and dependence, and to enable them to develop basic helping and intervention skills. Relevant to Garda, Teachers, Health Care Professionals, Social Workers and Community Workers as well as the general public. This course…

Adult and Community Education

Adult education is a transformative and powerful tool for change. Impacting positively on the lives of those who participate, their wider communities and society as a whole, adult education provides a platform for radical and progressive thinking. The Certificate in Adult and Community Education, delivered by experienced and dedicated tutors, introduces research based teaching and…

Certificate Adult Guidance, Theory and Practice

The course had been developed by the Department of Adult and Community Education, Maynooth University in collaboration with stakeholders in the field of Adult Guidance. The course will begin to address the needs of those working in a guidance capacity with adult learners, unemployed and disadvantaged adults and those exploring career options. It will introduce…

Certificate in Community Development and Leadership

This certificate course is designed to introduce the student to concepts, definitions, principles and processes of community development and to explore formal and informal community development models. It will critically analyse modern society. It will also introduce students to facilitation and group work skills as leadership tools for managing community development. This course seeks to…

Certificate in Local History

This Certificate level course is offered by the Department of History, Maynooth University. The course examines the ‘local dimension of Ireland’s past’.  The course aims to provide participants interested in local history with an opportunity to obtain formal training in the subject. This course sets out to provide students with a methodological approach to the…

Certificate in Training and Continuing Education (Train the Trainer Level 7)

The NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education (Train the Trainer Level 7) has been developed by a team of adult educators, HR and training professionals, and organisational psychologists. It focuses on delivering a high quality, relevant and widely recognised training qualification using a blend of face to face workshops and online learning. This course…

Classical Studies

This programme is designed to provide graduates with in-depth study of specific topics within the field of Classics, and a set of research skills appropriate to work at this level.

Classics

This is a two-year programme, designed to provide graduates with in-depth study in Classics and with the skills necessary for carrying out research in the field. The study of ancient Greek or Latin is compulsory in the first year, and may be continued in the second; prior knowledge of the language is not required.

Classics - Research

The research programme equips students with the necessary skills in research, academic writing, and the ancient languages, along with any other specialist training required for their particular project. Above all, the Department aims to provide the opportunity for students to pursue their own specific research interests, working independently under the supervision of members of staff…

Creative Writing for Publication

CERTIFICATE IN CREATIVE WRITING FOR PUBLICATION This course will give participants a practical grounding in the writing of fiction and creative non-fiction for publication. The course allows students to work with professional writers who will act in a mentoring capacity. The practical emphasis will help students to progress towards producing work of publishable standard and…

Disability Studies

COURSE FULL/APPLICATIONS CLOSED.  If you would like to add your name to a cancellation waiting list please e-mail kay.loughlin@mu.ie  Disability Studies  is a unique course for people working or wanting to be employed  in the disability sector.  It attracts both disabled and non-disabled students eager to understand oppression, exclusion and the politics of disability.  The…

Economics / Finance - Research

The four year programme of study includes, in the first and possibly subsequent years, reading courses, taught courses, generalist and specialist skills seminars; while the second, third and the fourth years of the programme are dedicated primarily to research skills development and independent research.

Night Time Degree for Adults BA Community Studies

The BA in Community Studies (Social Sciences) is specifically designed for adult students who are interested in pursuing a part-time degree at night. This flexible degree has been developed for people who are busy with work, family and daily life.  If you are interested in Community work, addiction and recovery, Youth studies, history, politics, development, adult…

Night Time Degree for Adults BA Local Studies

NUI Maynooth offer this upcoming Night Time Degree BA Local Studies course. The BA in Local Studies (Social Sciences) is specifically designed for adult students who are interested in pursuing a part-time evening degree in the Arts/Humanities. This flexible degree has been developed for people who are busy with work, family and daily life. If you…

NUI Cert. in Psychology Level 7 Clane

This Maynooth University NUI Certificate level course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of psychology and to explore its relevance to the individual, family, community and society. Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: Understand the main psychological theories and schools and their contribution to…

NUI Cert. in Psychology Level 7 Cork

This Maynooth University NUI Certificate level course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of psychology and to explore its relevance to the individual, family, community and society Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: Understand the main psychological theories and schools and their contribution to…

NUI Cert. in Psychology Level 7 Roscommon

This Maynooth University NUI Certificate level course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of psychology and to explore its relevance to the individual, family, community and society. Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: Understand the main psychological theories and schools and their contribution to…

NUI Certificate in Equality Studies Online

THIS COURSE IS FULL FOR 2020. If you would like to place your name on a cancellation waiting list please contact kay.loughlin@mu.ie The course will provide students with the knowledge and understanding needed to deal effectively with issues of equality and diversity in the workplace in a rapidly changing Ireland. The course will equip practitioners with…

Return to Learning (Access Programme)

The Department of Adult and Community Education in Maynooth University takes a very different approach to teaching and learning than a lot of people will have encountered through their previous educational experiences. We value the knowledge that people bring with them from their everyday life and work with the student to bring them through the…

Addiction Studies Level 7 Cork

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a broad overview of key theoretical frameworks in relation to substance misuse and dependence, and to enable them to develop basic helping and intervention skills. Relevant to Garda, Teachers, Health Care Professionals, Social Workers and Community Workers as well as the general public. This course…

Certificate in Training and Continuing Education (Train the Trainer Level 7)

The NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education (Train the Trainer Level 7) has been developed by a team of adult educators, HR and training professionals, and organisational psychologists. It focuses on delivering a high quality, relevant and widely recognised training qualification using a blend of face to face workshops and online learning. This course…

NUI Certificate in Equality Studies Online

THIS COURSE IS FULL FOR 2020. If you would like to place your name on a cancellation waiting list please contact kay.loughlin@mu.ie The course will provide students with the knowledge and understanding needed to deal effectively with issues of equality and diversity in the workplace in a rapidly changing Ireland. The course will equip practitioners with…

Adult Guidance & Counselling

This Masters is designed to offer experienced practitioners in the field of adult guidance grounding in practitioner research. Candidates will be required to submit a dissertation in which there is particular emphasis on reflexivity and practice.

Adult Guidance & Counselling

The course is designed for people working with adults in adult guidance & counselling, providing information, advice and placement services. The course provides an understanding of core concepts and ideas concerning sociology, marginalisation, exclusion and adult career development. This course is also offered as a Diploma for candidates who do not have a primary degree…

Ancient Medieval & Renaissance Thought

This programme provides students with a specialized knowledge in ancient, medieval and Renaissance thought, focusing on philosophical writers, literary and historical themes, and the history of thought. It allows students to explore thematic concerns of writers in the Western tradition from Ancient Greece and Rome to the 16th century and beyond.

Anthropology

The Postgraduate Certificate in Anthropology is a one-year part-time course designed for students who would like to make a transition to studying anthropology but have no previous background in the subject.

Anthropology

This course is designed for students who have a curiosity about the wider world and how humans diversely experience living and being in that world. Anthropology focuses on the links between global and local processes, between abstract theory and real behaviour, equipping students with sophistication in social theory and practical engagement with people in their…

Anthropology & Development

The course is designed for development and humanitarian aid professionals (and those who envisage such a career) who would like to add an anthropological perspective to their development expertise. It provides a holistic and critical approach to culture, the inevitable context of all relief and development activity.

Anthropology & Development

The Postgraduate Certificate in Anthropology & Development is a one-year course designed for development and humanitarian aid professionals (and those who envisage such a career) who would like to add an anthropological perspective to their development expertise.

Anthropology - Research

Research degrees require considerable initiative on the part of the student to engage in independent, original scholarship. The Anthropology Department supports the students research offering professional and specialist modules in academic research in anthropology and through mentoring the research student throughout their research experience.

Chinese

Teaching and research in Chinese Studies at Maynooth University is focused on culture, society, history and literature rather than on business and commerce. Research includes the role of sport in the making of modern China and modern Ireland, Chinese Cinema and national identity and how Western thinking reshaped traditional Chinese knowledge. The MA in Chinese…

Classical Studies

This programme is designed to provide graduates with in-depth study of specific topics within the field of Classics, and a set of research skills appropriate to work at this level.

Classics

This is a two-year programme, designed to provide graduates with in-depth study in Classics and with the skills necessary for carrying out research in the field. The study of ancient Greek or Latin is compulsory in the first year, and may be continued in the second; prior knowledge of the language is not required.

Classics - Research

The research programme equips students with the necessary skills in research, academic writing, and the ancient languages, along with any other specialist training required for their particular project. Above all, the Department aims to provide the opportunity for students to pursue their own specific research interests, working independently under the supervision of members of staff…

Classics - Research

The research programme equips students with the necessary skills in research, academic writing, and the ancient languages, along with any other specialist training required for their particular project. Above all, the Department aims to provide the opportunity for students to pursue their own specific research interests, working independently under the supervision of members of staff…

Climate Change

The course provides a well-integrated and encompassing programme of taught modules that reflect the major themes of climate change, together with essential technical training in modelling and analysis and are designed to nurture independent and critical thinking on climate change issues.

Community & Youth Work

The MA in Community and Youth Work is an integrated programme of professional education and training in both community work and youth work. The programme is underpinned by a human rights/social justice perspective and places equal emphasis on the development of professional skills and ability and on academic excellence in the social sciences. It prepares…

Computer Science - Applied Computer Science

The MSc in Computer Science (Applied) offers students with degrees that include three years of Computer Science a personalised programme of advanced CS modules to enhance their knowledge and fit their strengths. Furthermore, students deepen their research and practical skills through a project and dissertation plus an industrial work placement meaning they will get the…

Computer Science - Research

The aim of the research degree in computer science is to provide the student with an opportunity to carry out a significant body of research work with the support and supervision of senior academic researchers.

Computer Science - Software Engineering

The MSc in Computer Science (Software Engineering) at Maynooth exposes graduates in computer science and related disciplines to the technical, methodological, organizational development of reliable software and information technology systems so that successful participants will be prepared to lead major projects in software engineering across industrial and commercial sectors.

Conflict Resolution in Education

This certificate prepares mediators for the demanding work of facilitating the resolution of interest-based conflict as it arises in education settings.

Creative and Critical Media

The programme advances the practical, research, and writing skills of graduates while deepening their creative and critical engagement with media of all kinds. Optional pathways within the programme for students include: Irish media history and contemporary media archives; creative interactive computing and digital identities, and writing for screen media and screen production

Cultural Differences & Transitional Processes - CREOLE

The MA CREOLE is funded under the EU SOCRATES Programme, in which students are required to spend two of the four semesters at Maynooth University and at European partner institutions: Universitt Wien (Austria), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain), Universit Lumire Lyon (France), Univerza v Ljubljani (Slovenia) and Stockholms Universitet (Sweden).This unique Master Degree allows the…

Data Analytics

Data analytics/science is the science of extracting insight from large amounts of raw data in order to enable better understanding of the processes that created it and so help in analysis, theory exploration and decision making.

Data Analytics

The Higher Diploma in Data Analytics is a new programme that has been designed to address industry needs. The modules provide students with the knowledge and skills to collect, process, analyse and visualise data in order to extract useful information, explore statistical patterns, test hypotheses, and explore the implications of models.

Dependable Software Systems - European Double Masters

This masters degree provides graduates with the knowledge and in-depth technical understanding of the key concepts required to design and build dependable software systems. This will be achieved by bringing together the theory and practice of software development through participation in research driven and commercially relevant projects. Three partner universities collaborate to deliver the programme,…

Design Innovation

This MSc programme is ideal for anyone aspiring to be an effective radical innovator. In particular, it directly prepares graduates for the roles of innovation leadership, innovation management, product management, strategic marketing, market research and design strategy.

Digital Health & Medical Technologies

Working with healthcare clinicians and other medical experts, students will acquire a solid grounding in the culture and ethics of engineering for the healthcare industry. Students benefit from a multi-university partnership, attending modules at Dublin City University, the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and Maynooth University.

Digital Humanities

The postgraduate diploma prepares graduates from Arts and Humanities, Social Science and Computer Science backgrounds to complement their existing research skills with modern digital methods vital for the cultural heritage and information sectors. It is excellent preparation for those wishing to pursue a career in digital arts and humanities, digital preservation, or digital cultural heritage.

Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities is a fast-growing dynamic interdisciplinary field at the cutting edge of 21st century research methods. Ideal for students who wish to learn to use digital technology to analyse and discover new knowledge about heritage and historic and cultural works. The course caters for those with relatively little technical skills from an Arts background…

Digital Humanities - Research

A 4 year structured doctoral programme in Digital Humanities research. Students may carry out their research in An Foras Feasa, or with co-registration in a participating academic department (e.g. English, Music, Media Studies, History, Celtic Studies, Languages).

Economic & Financial Risk Analysis - Conversion Course

This course provides rigorous graduate level training in risk analysis to a standard appropriate to a professional practitioner. The prospective student is not required to have any prior background in economics or finance.

Economic Science

This course provides an accelerated route to the equivalent of an honours degree in Economics.

Economics

The MA in Economics Programme is structured to provide international quality training in Economics and Econometrics.

Economics & Financial Risk Analysis

This course provides advanced training in economic and financial risk analysis, and the opportunity for a work placement in this area.

Economics - Conversion Course

The 2-year MA in Economics Programme is structured to provide international quality education in Economics and Econometrics for students with an interest in and an aptitude for Economics but no necessary prior background.

Economics / Finance

In the first year students must register full-time and follow the programme of the MA in Economics or the MA in Finance. Once the MA Programme is successfully completed at honours level, the student develops a course of study which combines taught courses, reading courses and research under the guidance of his/her supervisory committee.

Economics / Finance - Research

The four year programme of study includes, in the first and possibly subsequent years, reading courses, taught courses, generalist and specialist skills seminars; while the second, third and the fourth years of the programme are dedicated primarily to research skills development and independent research.

Addiction Studies

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a broad overview of key theoretical frameworks in relation to substance misuse and dependence, and to enable them to develop basic helping and intervention skills. This course focuses on introducing participants to current debates on addiction. On completion, participants will have become familiar with contemporary…

Addiction Studies Level 7 Cork

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a broad overview of key theoretical frameworks in relation to substance misuse and dependence, and to enable them to develop basic helping and intervention skills. Relevant to Garda, Teachers, Health Care Professionals, Social Workers and Community Workers as well as the general public. This course…

Addiction Studies Level 7 Dublin Bluebell/Inchicore

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a broad overview of key theoretical frameworks in relation to substance misuse and dependence, and to enable them to develop basic helping and intervention skills. Relevant to Garda, Teachers, Health Care Professionals, Social Workers and Community Workers as well as the general public. This course…

Adult and Community Education

Adult education is a transformative and powerful tool for change. Impacting positively on the lives of those who participate, their wider communities and society as a whole, adult education provides a platform for radical and progressive thinking. The Certificate in Adult and Community Education, delivered by experienced and dedicated tutors, introduces research based teaching and…

Certificate Adult Guidance, Theory and Practice

The course had been developed by the Department of Adult and Community Education, Maynooth University in collaboration with stakeholders in the field of Adult Guidance. The course will begin to address the needs of those working in a guidance capacity with adult learners, unemployed and disadvantaged adults and those exploring career options. It will introduce…

Certificate in Local History

This Certificate level course is offered by the Department of History, Maynooth University. The course examines the ‘local dimension of Ireland’s past’.  The course aims to provide participants interested in local history with an opportunity to obtain formal training in the subject. This course sets out to provide students with a methodological approach to the…

Certificate in Training and Continuing Education (Train the Trainer Level 7)

The NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education (Train the Trainer Level 7) has been developed by a team of adult educators, HR and training professionals, and organisational psychologists. It focuses on delivering a high quality, relevant and widely recognised training qualification using a blend of face to face workshops and online learning. This course…

Creative Writing for Publication

CERTIFICATE IN CREATIVE WRITING FOR PUBLICATION This course will give participants a practical grounding in the writing of fiction and creative non-fiction for publication. The course allows students to work with professional writers who will act in a mentoring capacity. The practical emphasis will help students to progress towards producing work of publishable standard and…

Economics / Finance - Research

The four year programme of study includes, in the first and possibly subsequent years, reading courses, taught courses, generalist and specialist skills seminars; while the second, third and the fourth years of the programme are dedicated primarily to research skills development and independent research.

Night Time Degree for Adults BA Community Studies

The BA in Community Studies (Social Sciences) is specifically designed for adult students who are interested in pursuing a part-time degree at night. This flexible degree has been developed for people who are busy with work, family and daily life.  If you are interested in Community work, addiction and recovery, Youth studies, history, politics, development, adult…

Night Time Degree for Adults BA Local Studies

NUI Maynooth offer this upcoming Night Time Degree BA Local Studies course. The BA in Local Studies (Social Sciences) is specifically designed for adult students who are interested in pursuing a part-time evening degree in the Arts/Humanities. This flexible degree has been developed for people who are busy with work, family and daily life. If you…

NUI Cert. in Psychology Level 7 Clane

This Maynooth University NUI Certificate level course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of psychology and to explore its relevance to the individual, family, community and society. Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: Understand the main psychological theories and schools and their contribution to…

NUI Cert. in Psychology Level 7 Cork

This Maynooth University NUI Certificate level course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of psychology and to explore its relevance to the individual, family, community and society Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: Understand the main psychological theories and schools and their contribution to…

NUI Cert. in Psychology Level 7 Roscommon

This Maynooth University NUI Certificate level course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of psychology and to explore its relevance to the individual, family, community and society. Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: Understand the main psychological theories and schools and their contribution to…

NUI Certificate in Equality Studies Online

THIS COURSE IS FULL FOR 2020. If you would like to place your name on a cancellation waiting list please contact kay.loughlin@mu.ie The course will provide students with the knowledge and understanding needed to deal effectively with issues of equality and diversity in the workplace in a rapidly changing Ireland. The course will equip practitioners with…

Return to Learning (Access Programme)

The Department of Adult and Community Education in Maynooth University takes a very different approach to teaching and learning than a lot of people will have encountered through their previous educational experiences. We value the knowledge that people bring with them from their everyday life and work with the student to bring them through the…

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