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Maynooth University Summary Guide 2018

MAYNOOTH
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SUMMARY GUIDE 2018

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RANKED 49TH                                                                                                            MAIN
    IN THE TOP YOUNG                                                                                                       CONTENTS
    UNIVERSITIES                                                                                                           WELCOME TO MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY

    IN THE WORLD
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                                                                                                                           LEVEL 8 DEGREES AT MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY                   4
                                                                                                                           THE MAYNOOTH EDUCATION                                   6
                                                                                                                           IRISH IN THE UNIVERSITY                                  8
                                                                                                                           LIFE OUTSIDE THE LECTURE HALL                            10
                                                                                                                           CLUBS AND SOCIETIES                                      11
                                                                                                                           SCHOLARSHIPS SUPPORTS                                    12
                                                                                                                           COMMUTING TO MAYNOOTH                                    13

                                                                                                                           APPLYING TO MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                           THE MAYNOOTH BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE MH101               16
    MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY BREAKS INTO TOP 50 YOUNG UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD, #1 IN IRELAND.                                 THE MAYNOOTH BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE MH201            18
                                                                                                                           LEAVING CERTIFICATE APPLICANTS                           20
    Maynooth University has been recognised as one of the leading new universities in the world with Times Higher          DARE APPLICANTS & HEAR APPLICANTS                        21
    Education (THE) ranking it #49 in its latest Young University Rankings. Jumping 18 places (from #68) since last
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    year, the ranking is the highest position ever achieved by Maynooth, and is the highest position achieved by an
                                                                                                                           QQI (FURTHER EDUCATION) APPLICANTS                       23
    Irish university ever.
                                                                                                                           UK, EU & INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS TO FULL-TIME DEGREES   24
    The success follows on from the University’s extremely strong performances in other recent THE rankings,               DEFERRING, TRANSFERRING & OCCASIONAL STUDENTS            25
    including being named among the top 400 universities in the world, the top 200 European universities, and being        PLAN YOUR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018–2019                        26
    recognised as one of the top 200 universities with strongest international connections and perspective in the world.   ALERT LIST & IMPORTANT DATES                             28

    The Young University Rankings, previously the “Top 150 Under 50,” are based on a range of criteria including           FEES & GRANTS                                            29
    research income achieved, reputation for teaching, numbers of PhDs awarded, the number and quality of                  FIND OUT MORE                                            30
    scholarly papers and citations from staff and numbers of international staff and students. The announcement            CAMPUS MAP                                               32
    comes as the University celebrates the 20th anniversary of its foundation.

    APRIL 2017

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                                                                                                                                                                              Maynooth University Summary Guide 2018

    UNDERGRADUATE
                                                      PRESIDENT’S WELCOME
    STUDENT NUMBERS
    CONTINUE TO GROW                                  Tá an-áthas orm mar Uachtarán Ollscoil Mhá Nuad go                                  As President of Maynooth University I’m delighted that
                                                      bhfuil sé ar intinn agat staidéar a dhéanamh linn.                                  you are considering studying with us.
    A new record was set in 2017 when CAO             Cuireann Ollscoil Mhá Nuad oideachas den scoth ar fáil i réimse                     Maynooth University offers an outstanding education in a wide range
    first preference applications to the University   mór ábhar agus, rud atá níos tábhachtaí, déanaimid cúram den                        of subjects, and even more importantly, we care about teaching and
    exceeded 4,000. With 4,037 students               mhúinteoireacht agus díot féin mar mhac léinn aonair. Tá an mhúinteoireacht         we care about you, the individual student. Research and teaching are
    placing a Maynooth University degree as           agus an taighde ar chomhthábhacht, dar linn agus sin é an fáth go mbeidh an         equally important to us, and therefore you will have the opportunity to
    their first choice on their CAO application,
                                                      deis agat foghlaim ó thaighdeoirí agus ó scoláirí a bhfuil cáil dhomhanda           learn from internationally-renowned researchers and scholars who are
    this represented a nine percent increase on
                                                      orthu. Tá siad tiomanta don mhúinteoireacht agus do mhic léinn.                     also deeply committed to teaching and to students.
    first preference applications from 2016.
                                                      Is deis ar leith é oideachas ollscoile chun dul i mbun foghlama, an                 A university education is an extraordinary opportunity to learn, to refine
    This was the highest percentage increase
                                                      smaointeoireacht a bheachtú, scileanna a shealbhú agus tú féin a                    your thinking, to acquire skills, and to develop as a person; it provides
    of all Irish universities between 2016 and
                                                      fhorbairt mar dhuine. Is san ollscoil a gheofar an t-eolas agus na                  the knowledge and skills for work, the foundation for your career and the
    2017. With overall applications to the CAO
    remaining static, it represented a significant    scileanna do phoist ar leith, agus bonn chun do ghairm féin agus an                 basis for a fulfilling future.
    achievement and continues the strong              cineál saoil atá uait a thógáil air.
                                                                                                                                          We want you to get the most from your university education. We want
    upward trend for the University that has
                                                      Is é ár mian go mbainfidh tú an méid tairbhe is féidir as do chuid                  you to learn the latest thinking in your chosen subject or subjects, but
    been driven by our new undergraduate
                                                      oideachais ollscoile. Teastaíonn uainn go ngnóthóidh tú céim leis an eolas          we also work hard to help you to develop the intellectual skills to think
    curriculum.
                                                      agus leis na scileanna is déanaí i do rogha ábha(i)r. Tá sé den tábhacht,           critically, analyse complex issues, make good decisions, communicate
    Commenting on the figures Professor               áfach, go bhforbróidh tú na scileanna intleachtúla chun ceisteanna casta            your ideas clearly, and work well with others. Knowledge is always
    Philip Nolan, President of the University,        a anailísiú, cinntí maithe a dhéanamh, do chuid tuairimí a chur i láthair go        changing, but these skills will last a lifetime.
    said: “The University has recently marked         soiléir agus obair éifeachtach a dhéanamh le daoine eile. Bíonn an t-eolas
                                                                                                                                          We want you to have the opportunity to broaden your interests and
    20 years since its foundation, and this
                                                      ag athrú i gcónaí, ach mairfidh na scileanna seo go deireadh do shaoil.
    is another significant milestone in this                                                                                              abilities, and so we provide the opportunity to take some modules
    anniversary year. Maynooth University has         Is é ár mian go mbeidh an deis agat d’ábhair suime agus do chumais a                outside of your core subjects, to study abroad, or to gain practical work
    tremendous momentum as an institution,            mhéadú agus mar sin, cuirimid an deis ar fail duit staidéar a dhéanamh              experience.
    and our success allows us to continue to          ar roinnt modúl nach mbaineann le do chroí-ábhair, staidéar a dhéanamh
                                                                                                                                          Finally and very importantly, you become part of a learning community,
    attract world-class researchers and highly        thar lear, nó taithí phraiticiúil oibre a fháil.
    motivated students to the University.”                                                                                                where you study in a stimulating university setting, with a warm friendly
                                                      I ndeireadh na dála, tá sé ríthábhachtach go bhfoghlaimeoidh tú i suíomh            atmosphere, where you can make new friends and feel at home.
                                                      spreagúil ollscoile, in atmaisféar cairdiúil croíúil, áit ar féidir leat cairdeas
                                                                                                                                          A Maynooth education allows you to develop the knowledge, skills,
                                                      a dhéanamh agus bheith ar do shuaimhneas.
                                                                                                                                          intellectual agility, broad mind and ability to work with others that will
                                                      Cuirfidh an t-oideachas a bhfaighidh tú i Má Nuad ar do chumas                      help you to succeed in work and in life.
                                                      saineolas a chur ar do rogha ábhar agus do chuid scileanna, gastacht
                                                                                                                                          We revised our undergraduate curriculum in recent years, which for
                                                      intleachta agus aigne leathan a fhorbairt, chomh maith leis an gcumas
                                                                                                                                          2018 entrants means more flexibility in customising your degree to
                                                      obair éifeachtach a dhéanamh le daoine eile, rud a rachaidh chun do
                                                                                                                                          your needs. The curriculum is built on the same subjects and excellent
                                                      leasa sna tréimhsí eile den saol pearsanta agus oibre atá romhat.
                                                                                                                                          teaching as before, but our revised structure allows you more flexible
                                                      Tá athbhreithniú déanta againn ar ár gcuraclam fochéime le blianta beaga            choices about how much of each subject you study, the option to take
                                                      anuas, rud a chiallaíonn go bhfuil tuilleadh solúbthachta ar fáil d’iontrálaithe    electives in addition to your chosen subjects, and the option to take
                                                      2018 chun a gcéim féin a shaincheapadh. Is iad na hábhair chéanna                   additional first year modules to further develop your academic thinking
                                                      agus an sártheagasc céanna a bheidh i gceist, ach leis an struchtúr                 and working skills.
                                                      athcheartaithe beidh roghanna níos solúbtha agat faoin méid de gach
                                                                                                                                          This flexible structure will allow you greater choices, and will allow you
                                                      ábhar is mian leat a roghnú, cúrsaí roghnacha le cois d’ábhair roghnaithe,
                                                                                                                                          more opportunities to match your learning with your needs and interests.
                                                      agus modúil bhreise is féidir a dhéanamh sa chéad bhliain chun do chuid
                                                                                                                                          We hope you will join us in 2018 because of the outstanding education
                                                      scileanna smaointeoireachta agus oibre acadúla a fhorbairt.
                                                                                                                                          we offer, and the exciting opportunities offered by our unique curriculum.
                                                      Leis an struchtúr solúbtha seo beidh roghanna níos leithne agat, mar
                                                      aon le deiseanna breise chun do chuid foghlama a chur in oiriúint do
                                                      riachtanais agus d’ábhair spéise do shaoil féin.

                                                      Tá súil againn go roghnóidh tú teacht anseo i 2018 le leas a bhaint as
                                                      an sár-oideachas a chuirimid ar fáil, agus as na deiseanna spreagúla a               An tOllamh Pilib Ó Nualláin          Professor Philip Nolan
                                                      ghabhann leis an gcuraclam uathúil seo againne.                                      Uachtarán, Ollscoil Mhá Nuad         President, Maynooth University

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    AT MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY
    (FOR DETAILS SEE THE MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE HANDBOOK 2018)

    THE MAYNOOTH BACHELOR                           HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES                                          LAW                                                           SCIENCE
    OF ARTS DEGREE MH101                    P. 16   SPECIALISED DEGREES                                                     SPECIALISED DEGREES                                           SPECIALISED DEGREES
    Subjects available in the BA degree             MH101 PPE BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics                         MH501 LLB (Law)                                               MH202 BSc Biotechnology
    Accounting                                      MH102 Music Technology                                                  MH502 LWA BCL (Law and Accounting)                            MH204 BSc Physics with Astrophysics
    Anthropology                                    MH103 B Mus Bachelor of Music                                           MH502 LWB BCL (Law and Business)                              MH206 BSc Theoretical Physics and Mathematics
    Business (International)                        Music in MH101                                                          MH502 LWC BCL (Law and Criminology)                           MH208 BSc Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    Business (Marketing)                            MH106 BA Psychology                                                     MH502 LWD BCL (Law and Arts)                                  MH209 BSc Psychology through Science
    Business (Management)                           Psychological Studies in MH101                                          Criminology & Law also in MH101                               Psychological Studies in MH101
    Chinese Studies                                 BSc Psychology (through Science)                                                                                                      BA Psychology
    Computer Science                                MH107 BSocSc Bachelor of Social Science                                                                                               MH210 BSc Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry
    Criminology                                     MH108 BA European Studies                                               EDUCATION                                                     MH212 MED BSc Mathematics (with Education)
    Economics                                       MH109 MED BA Media Studies                                              SPECIALISED DEGREES                                           MH212 SED BSc Science (with Education)
    English                                         MH109 MTH BA Media Studies with Computer Science (Media
    Finance                                         Technology)                                                             MH001 B Ed Bachelor of Education - Primary Teaching
    French                                          MH116 BSocSc Community and Youth Work (full-time)                       MH002 B Ed Bachelor of Education - Primary Teaching           COMPUTER
    Gaeilge | Nua-Ghaeilge (Modern Irish)           MH305 BSc Product Design                                                (Gaeltacht Applicants)                                        SCIENCE
    Geography                                       MH802 BSocSc Community and Youth Work (part-time)                       MH212 MTH BSc Mathematics (with Education)
    German                                          MH803 BCS BA Community Studies                                          MH212 SED BSc Science (with Education)                        MH601 CSA BSc Computer Science and Software Engineering
    Greek                                           MH803 BLS BA Local Studies                                              MH801 BA Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning              (through Arts)
    Greek and Roman Civilization                                                                                                                                                          MH601 MWA BSc Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development (through Arts)
    History                                                                                                                                                                               MH602 CSS BSc Computer Science and Software Engineering
    International Development                       BUSINESS, ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND                                        THE MAYNOOTH BACHELOR OF                                      (through Science)
    Latin                                           ACCOUNTING SPECIALISED DEGREES                                          SCIENCE DEGREE MH201                                  P. 18   MH602 MWS BSc Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development (through
    Law                                                                                                                                                                                   Science)
    Mathematical Physics                            MH401 FIN BA Finance                                                    Biology                                                       MH603 BSc Computational Thinking
    Mathematical Studies                            MH401 IFE BA International Finance and Economics                        Chemistry                                                     Computer Science in MH101
    Mathematics (Pure)                              MH403 BA Accounting and Finance                                         Computer Science                                              Computer Science in MH201
    Medieval Celtic Studies                         MH404 BMA BBS/BBA Business and Management                               Engineering Science
    Music                                           MH404 INB BBS/BBA International Business                                Experimental Physics
    Old Irish and Celtic Languages                  MH404 MKT BBS/BBA Marketing                                             Mathematical Physics                                          ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
    Philosophy                                      MH405 BBS/BBA Equine Business                                           Mathematics                                                   SPECIALISED DEGREES
    Politics                                        MH407 BBS/BBA Business and Accounting                                   Statistics
    Psychological Studies                           MH411 BBS/BBA Entrepreneurship                                                                                                        MH304 BE Bachelor of Electronic Engineering
    Sociology                                       MH502 LWA BCL (Law and Accounting)                                                                                                    MH306 BSc Robotics and Intelligent Devices
    Spanish                                         MH502 LWB BCL (Law and Business)                                                                                                      Engineering Science in MH201
    Statistics                                      Accounting, Business (Management), Business (International), Business
                                                    (Marketing), Economics, Finance & Law also in MH101

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    WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

    THE MAYNOOTH EDUCATION                                      FLEXIBLE                                                                     FIRST YEAR                                                                      SECOND YEAR ELECTIVES
    We are proud to have provided generations of
                                                                DEGREE STRUCTURE                                                             CRITICAL SKILLS COURSES                                                         We are very excited to offer Electives to our second year students as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             part of the Maynooth Education. An Elective is a great way to enhance
                                                                At the start of second year, most students will have the option to avail     At third level it is expected that students will develop skills that will not   your degree by enabling you to develop new skills and knowledge
    students with an excellent education. Building on our
                                                                of the University’s flexible pathways structure. These flexible pathways     only enable them to successfully negotiate their university experience          that will complement your chosen programme. Electives allow you to
    past, we are constantly adapting what and how we            allow students to choose how they will study their chosen subjects for       but which will also help them in other areas of their lives.                    expand your university education by providing the opportunity to study
    teach to better equip you for the many opportunities        the remainder of their degree. The various pathways create significant                                                                                       an area outside your chosen degree programme. An Elective is 10
                                                                                                                                             Our 15 credit Critical Skills courses are designed to develop these skills
                                                                flexibility within your programme of study. A range of options will mostly                                                                                   credits and so would make up 1/6 of your study in second year.
    and challenges you will encounter in your life and in                                                                                    early in our students’ university experience. These optional courses are
                                                                be available, although not all options will be available for every subject
                                                                                                                                             designed to help first year students to learn, experience, practice and         Electives allow students to broaden their perspective by studying
    your career. Maynooth University offers a curriculum        and every degree.
                                                                                                                                             develop various essential skills that will support their ongoing studies.       across disciplines thus learning how to think differently and appreciate
    and an intellectual, cultural and social environment        Students study 60 credits each year at University, your chosen pathway
                                                                                                                                             Expect small classes and active learning. We want to build student              different viewpoints. We know employers want graduates who can look
    that provide students with opportunities to reach their     will allow you to divide this 60 credits between the subject(s) you wish                                                                                     at the world in different ways and find creative solutions to challenging
                                                                                                                                             confidence by providing a learning environment that is both supportive
                                                                to study for the remainder of your degree.                                                                                                                   problems. Students taking Electives will be introduced to the diverse
    full potential.                                                                                                                          and academically challenging.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             fields of research underway at Maynooth as well as the excellent
    Because you are living in the diverse and ever-             OUR FLEXIBLE PATHWAYS:                                                                                                                                       lecturing staff throughout the University. You may also choose to take
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             an Elective because you are intrigued by the topic.
    changing 21st century, we know we must                      DOUBLE MAJOR:
    continuously enhance the Maynooth Education to              Studying two subjects equally to degree level                                                                                                                THE ELECTIVES RUNNING IN 2017/18 INCLUDE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Accounting in Society
    even better serve the needs of our students. Our
                                                                    SUBJECT 1: 30 CREDITS                SUBJECT 2: 30 CREDITS                                                                                               > Beginning Chinese / German / Spanish
    revised curriculum, introduced in September 2016,                                                                                                                                                                        > Creative Technologies and Digital Prototyping
    offers you many opportunities to personalise your                                                                                                                                                                        > Community Education
                                                                MAJOR WITH MINOR:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Continuing French / Spanish / German / Gaeilge / Chinese
    degree programme throughout your time with us; we           Specialising in one subject to degree level, while continuing with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Education Engagement and Equality
                                                                smaller amount of a second subject
    have introduced more subject choice than ever before                                                                                                                                                                     > Engaging with Civil Society
    including a dedicated first year Critical Skills subject,                                                         SUBJECT 2:                                                                                             > Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Problem Solving
                                                                          SUBJECT 1: 40 CREDITS
                                                                                                                      20 CREDITS                                                                                             > Film and Screen Studies
    flexible programme pathways, the opportunity to take
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Gender and Sexuality in Society and Culture
    an Elective and Experiential Learning opportunities to      SINGLE MAJOR:                                                                                                                                                > Global Environmental Change
                                                                                                                                              “Critical Skills gives you the opportunity to develop the core
    enhance your degree.                                        Specialising in one subject to degree level                                                                                                                  > Great Books
                                                                                                                                              skills necessary for university. It is applicable to every subject
                                                                                                                                              choice and allows you to fully interact with every lecture. Taking it as       > Introduction to Philosophy, Theory of Mind (AI), and Logical Thinking
                                                                                       SUBJECT 1: 60 CREDITS                                  one of my first year subjects helped me acclimatise to academia at             > Perspectives of Poverty and Development
    www.maynoothuniversity.ie/maynootheducation
                                                                                                                                              university level. It has given me the confidence and skills to successfully    > Science Communication: Science and the World
                                                                See the degree pages of the Undergraduate Handbook 2018 for details           approach the next three years of my degree and further learning.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             In all cases, the option to take an Elective is subject to timetable
                                                                of the progression options available in your preferred programme.
                                                                                                                                              SARAH KILDEA, SECOND YEAR, BCL LAW AND ARTS                                    compatibility and the requirements of your main subjects; for some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             students this may mean an Elective may not be compatible with their
                                                                GUIDANCE ON PROGRAMME CHOICES AND OPTIONS AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             programme. See the Undergraduate Handbook 2018 for details on the
                                                                UNDER THE MAYNOOTH EDUCATION:                                                See the degree pages of the Undergraduate Handbook 2018 for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             availability of Electives in the second year of our programmes.
                                                                The Programme Advisory Office is available to assist and advise              details on the availability of our 15 credit Critical Skills courses in your
                                                                undergraduate students, including incoming first year students, with         preferred degrees.
                                                                programme related decisions you may be unsure about during your
                                                                                                                                             SAMPLE 2017/2018 CRITICAL SKILLS MODULES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             EXPERIENCE MORE
                                                                time at Maynooth University. The Programme Advisory Office acts                                                                                              The opportunities available to Maynooth students to experience more
                                                                as a guide to students as you navigate your own way through your             > Exploring the Power of Language                                               from their degree programme are diverse, enabling the development of
                                                                programme options.                                                           > Globalization, Integrating Worlds                                             transformative learning experiences that enhance academic learning,
                                                                Incoming first year students will be briefed by the Programme Advisor        > Universal Critical Skills (multiple classes)                                  integrate theory and practice and promote professional development
                                                                during Orientation about the programme choices you will be asked to          > Books, Reading, and Writing in Medieval Ireland                               and active citizenship.
                                                                make during your academic journey at Maynooth University. Continuing         > Exploring Culture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The newly established Experiential Learning Office, in collaboration with
                                                                students may also avail of the service if you are unsure about your          > Social Analysis of Everyday Life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             academic educators, employers and community partners, facilitates
                                                                programme options, for example if you have any questions about               > Critical Skills for Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the development of high-impact learning experiences connecting
                                                                flexible pathways, or whether or not to choose to take an Elective.          > Critical Skills for Social Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             classroom content with real-world experience. Consequently,
                                                                                                                                             > Great Ideas that Changed the World
                                                                www.maynoothuniversity.ie/programme-advisory-office                                                                                                          Maynooth students are empowered with the relevant skills and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             competencies that they need for real-world success.
                                                                                                                                             For more details
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    IRISH IN THE UNIVERSITY

                                                                        In Ollscoil Mhá Nuad, tá cuma                                                                                                                                The Irish language is alive and
                                                                        bheo fholláin ar an nGaeilge                                                                                                                                 well at Maynooth University

    A CHAIRDE,                                                                    OIFIG NA GAEILGE        oifig.nagaeilge@mu.ie
    In Ollscoil Mhá Nuad, tá cuma bheo fholláin ar an nGaeilge – cibé i           Tacaíonn Oifig na Gaeilge le húsáid na Gaeilge i measc fhoireann
    dtaighde a aithnítear go hidirnáisiúnta, inár ranganna Gaeilge a mbíonn       agus mhic léinn. Má tá spéis agat sa Ghaeilge, bí linn agus tapaigh na     DEAR FRIENDS,                                                                   IRISH LANGUAGE OFFICE         oifig.nagaeilge@mu.ie
    an-tóir ag mic léinn agus baill foirne orthu, nó san obair agus sa staidéar   deiseanna atá ar fáil anseo.                                               The Irish language is alive and well at Maynooth University — whether           The Irish Language Office supports the use of the Irish language among
    laethúil atá chomh tábhachtach sin dúinne, mar institiúid.                                                                                               it be through our internationally recognised research, our popular Irish        staff and students. If you have an interest in Irish, join us and make the
                                                                                  AN CUMANN GAELACH
                                                                                                                                                             language classes for students and staff, or in the day-to-day work and          most of the opportunities available here.
    Tosaíodh ar Ghaeilge a mhúineadh i Má Nuad breis agus 200 bliain              Spreagann Cuallacht Cholm Cille úsáid na Gaeilge ar an gcampas trí
                                                                                                                                                             study experiences that we as an institution value deeply.
    ó shin. Go gairid tar éis bhunú Choláiste Phádraig, Má Nuad, i 1804,          imeachtaí agus trí fheachtais éagsúla. Lean an Chuallacht ar na meáin                                                                                      IRISH LANGUAGE SOCIETY
    bhunaigh an coláiste Ollúnacht le Gaeilge. Rud eile nach eol do chách:        shóisialta - Facebook (Cuallacht), Twitter (CuallachtMaNuad), Snapchat     Irish has been taught at Maynooth for more than 200 years. In 1804, shortly     Cuallacht Cholm Cille promotes the use of Irish through various events
    ba i Má Nuad a cuireadh an chéad leagan iomlán Gaeilge den Bhíobla ar         (Cuallachtnag).                                                            after the founding of St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, the college established   and campaigns. Follow them on social media: Facebook (Cuallacht),
    fáil. Mar sin féin, tá níos mó ná traidisiún i gceist le Gaeilge Mhá Nuad:                                                                               the Professorship of Irish. Another little-known fact: the first complete       Twitter (CuallachtMaNuad), Snapchat (Cuallachtnag).
                                                                                  SEOMRA NA GAEILGE, FOIRGNEAMH NA nEALAÍON
    is teanga bheo fhuinniúil í lena dtacaíonn an Ollscoil. Tá os cionn 400 ag                                                                               Irish language version of the Bible emerged from Maynooth. Yet Irish at
                                                                                  Spás sóisialta do chainteoirí Gaeilge.                                                                                                                     IRISH LANGUAGE ROOM, ARTS BUILDING
    gabháil don Ghaeilge mar nua-theanga in Ollscoil Mhá Nuad; 100 don                                                                                       Maynooth is about more than the past; it’s a living, breathing language that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A social space for Irish language speakers.
    Luath-Ghaeilge; agus déanann os cionn 300 ábhar múinteora staidéar ar         SCÉIM CHÓNAITHE                                                            the University has a role in supporting and encouraging. More than 400
    an nGaeilge mar chuid dá gcéim.                                               Cuirtear seomraí in árasáin ar an gcampas thuaidh ar fáil dóibh siúd       students now study Modern Irish at Maynooth; 100 study Early Irish; and         IRISH LANGUAGE RESIDENCY SCHEME
                                                                                  a bhfuil spéis acu an Ghaeilge a úsáid agus a chur chun cinn ar an         more than 300 student teachers study Irish as part of their degree.             Rooms in apartments on the North Campus are available to those who
    Tríd an tríú scéim Ghaeilge de chuid na hOllscoile a chur i bhfeidhm, tá
                                                                                  gcampas.                                                                                                                                                   wish to speak and promote Irish on campus.
    súil againn go ndéanfaidh muid dul chun cinn i leith chuspóir ginearálta                                                                                 Through implementation of the University’s third Irish language scheme,
    na hOllscoile, is é sin, rialacháin maidir leis an nGaeilge a chomhlíonadh    RANGANNA GAEILGE                                                           we hope to make progress toward our collective objective, which is not          IRISH LANGUAGE CLASSES
    ach ina theannta sin, an Ghaeilge, an stair agus an cultúr a cheiliúradh      Cuirtear ranganna Gaeilge saor in aisce, ag leibhéil éagsúla, ar fáil do   to simply comply with Irish language regulations but to truly celebrate         Free Irish language classes, at various levels, are made available to
    de bhrí gur orthu atá sochaí na hÉireann bunaithe.                            mhic léinn. Bíonn an deis ag rannpháirtithe scrúdú Gaeilge TEG (Teastas    our language, history and culture as the bedrock of Irish society that it is.   students. Participants have the option of taking a TEG (Teastas Eorpach
                                                                                  Eorpach na Gaeilge) a dhéanamh. Tá teorainn le líon na n-áiteanna.                                                                                         na Gaeilge) examination. Places are limited.
    Le dea-mhéin,                                                                                                                                            Warm regards,
                                                                                  OIFIGEACH NA GAEILGE AONTAS NA MAC LÉINN (AML)                                                                                                             SU IRISH LANGUAGE OFFICER
                                                                                  Cuireann Oifigeach na Gaeilge AML an Ghaeilge chun cinn i measc mhic                                                                                       The Students’ Union Irish Language Officer promotes Irish among the
                                                                                  léinn na hOllscoile.                                                                                                                                       student body.

                                                                                  COISTE NA GAEILGE                                                                                                                                          IRISH LANGUAGE COMMITTEE
    An tOllamh Pilib Ó Nualláin,                                                                                                                             Professor Philip Nolan,
                                                                                  Oibríonn an coiste ar mhaithe le cur chun cinn na Gaeilge in obair                                                                                         The committee works to promote the use of Irish in the day-to-day
    Uachtarán Ollscoil Mhá Nuad                                                                                                                              President Maynooth University
                                                                                  laethúil na hOllscoile.                                                                                                                                    affairs of the University.

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LIFE OUTSIDE                                                             CLUBS
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     THE LECTURE HALL                                                         AND SOCIETIES

     Clubs and Societies                                                      ACTION / RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES
                                                                              >   Amnesty Society
                                                                                                                     >
                                                                                                                     >
                                                                                                                         Spotlight Style
                                                                                                                         Tea

     The University campus is vibrant with a wide variety of activities       >
                                                                              >
                                                                                  Blessed John Paul II
                                                                                  Christian Union
                                                                                                                     >
                                                                                                                     >
                                                                                                                         Veggie Society
                                                                                                                         Yoga

     open to all students. With over 35 clubs and 75 societies there          >
                                                                              >
                                                                                  Feminist Society
                                                                                  Legion of Mary
                                                                                                                     DEPARTMENTAL SOCIETIES
                                                                                                                     >   Anthropology
     is something for everybody, and all offer the chance to meet new         >
                                                                              >
                                                                                  Mental Health
                                                                                  Red Cross
                                                                                                                     >   Astro2 Society
                                                                                                                     >   BioSoc
     friends and to get the most out of your time at Maynooth. Clubs          >   St Vincent de Paul
                                                                                                                     >   Business
                                                                              ARTISTIC / PERFORMANCE SOCIETIES       >   Ancient Classics
     (sporting) and societies (non-sporting) are run by students for          >   Broadcasting                       >   Celtic Studies
                                                                              >   Busking                            >   Chemistry
     students. If you’d like to set up a club or society that isn’t already   >
                                                                              >
                                                                                  Circus Society
                                                                                  Dance –D.J. Soc.
                                                                                                                     >
                                                                                                                     >
                                                                                                                         Cuallacht Cholmcille
                                                                                                                         Deukuma

     represented on campus, the VP for Clubs, Societies and Student           >
                                                                              >
                                                                                  Drama Gospel Choir
                                                                                  MAD
                                                                                                                     >
                                                                                                                     >
                                                                                                                         Education
                                                                                                                         Electronic Engineering
                                                                                                                                                  > Golf
                                                                                                                                                  > Hockey

     Engagement in the MSU and the SUHQ are there to help.                    >
                                                                              >
                                                                                  Memory
                                                                                  Music
                                                                                                                     >
                                                                                                                     >
                                                                                                                         European Law Student
                                                                                                                         Association (ELSA)
                                                                                                                                                  > Judo
                                                                                                                                                  > Kickboxing
                                                                              >   Traditional Music                  >   Finomics                 > Ladies Football
                                                                                                                     >   French Society           > Ladies Soccer
     MAYNOOTH STUDENTS' UNION - RUN BY STUDENTS FOR STUDENTS                  DEBATING / POLITICAL SOCIETIES         >   Froebel                  > Maynooth Phantoms
     MSU is the voice for all students at Maynooth University.                >   FemSoc                             >   Geography                > Mens Football
     www.msu.ie @MaynoothSU MaynoothSU                                        >   Literary & Debating                >   History                  > MUCK
                                                                              >   Ógra Fianna Fáil                   >   Law                      (Maynooth University Canoe and Kayak)
                                                                              >   Labour Youth                       >   Mathematics              > Olympic Handball
                                                                              >   Young Fine Gael Social / Gaming    >   Media                    > Rovers
                                                                                                                     >   Mundo Latino             > Rowing
                                                                              SOCIETIES –ACCESS –AFRICAN/CARIBBEAN
                                                                                                                     >   Psychology               > Rugby
                                                                              >   Society
                                                                                                                                                  > Self-defence
                                                                              >   Airsoft                            SPORTS CLUBS                 > Snow Sports
                                                                              >   Cancer                             >   Aikido                   > Snooker & Pool
                                                                              >   Cards                              >   Aquatics                 > Soccer
                                                                              >   Cuallacht na Gaeilge               >   Archery                  > Surf
                                                                              >   Disney Society                     >   Athletics                > Table Tennis
                                                                              >   Games                              >   Badminton                > Trampoline
                                                                              >   Hogwarts Society                   >   Basketball               > Ultimate Frisbee
                                                                              >   International Development          >   Chess                    > Volleyball
                                                                              >   International Students             >   Cricket
                                                                              >   Johto University                   >   Darts                    MISCELLANEOUS
                                                                              >   Juggling                           >   Equestrian               >   Enactus
                                                                              >   Mature Students                    >   Fencing                  >   FLAC
                                                                              >   MINDS                              >   GAA – Camogie            >   Gaisce - The President’s Award
                                                                              >   Omega Society                      >   GAA – Handball           >   Kilkenny Campus
                                                                              >   Parents                            >   GAA – Hurling            >   Residents
                                                                              >   Postgrad                           >   GAA – Ladies Football    >   Sentience
                                                                              >   Pride Society                      >   GAA – Mens Football      >   Signing Society

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SCHOLARSHIPS                                                                                                        COMMUTING
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     SUPPORTS                                                                                                            TO MAYNOOTH

     Academic supports and supports for your health and well-being                                                       Maynooth is served by two Dublin Bus routes, the 66 and the 67.
     at Maynooth University include the Maths Support Centre,                                                            A range of private and public bus operators organise daily coach
     the Health Centre, Centre for Irish, the Access Office and the                                                      services to the campus and town from locations around the country.
     Budgeting Advice Service.                                                                                            www.maynoothuniversity.ie/location
     A range of scholarships are available at the University –   For more information on our range of scholarships see   See the Transport Guide booklet for more details.
     these include:                                              www.maynoothuniversity.ie/scholarships
     > Entrance Scholarships
     > Equine Business Scholarships
     > Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students and/or Students
       with Disabilities
     > Music Scholarships –Sport Scholarships                                                                            DUBLIN TO MAYNOOTH

                                                                                                                          30
                                                                                                                          minutes by car

                                                                                                                          30
                                                                                                                          minutes by train

                                                                                                                          40
                                                                                                                          minutes by bus

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HOW TO APPLY
     TO MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY
     Full details of all our specialised degree options are available
     in the Undergraduate Handbook 2018 or online at
     www.maynoothuniversity.ie/ourcourses

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On the following pages you’ll find an overview of our two most                                                                                              Bachelor of Arts Subject Groups - First Year
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     popular level 8 degrees - The Maynooth Bachelor of Arts                                                                                                     Subjects are organised into timetable groups. The subjects in a group
     Degree and The Maynooth Bachelor of Science Degree.                                                                                                         are scheduled at the same time, so you may not choose more than one
     Full details of all our specialised level 8 degrees are available in the Undergraduate Handbook 2018 or online at                                           subject from any group. The following table shows the timetable groups.
     www.maynoothuniversity.ie/ourcourses
                                                                                                                                                                 You can take any combination, as long as there is no timetable clash.
                                                                                                                                                                 Note                                                                              3. Critical Skills courses can be taken in any timetable group.
     The Maynooth Bachelor of Arts Degree                                                                                                                        1. Subjects available as ‘double subjects’ (30 credits) are marked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   4. The following subjects have minimum entry requirements that you
     CAO Code: MH101 | CAO Points 2017: 327                                                                                                                      with . These subjects need extra class times, normally scheduled in
                                                                                                                                                                 Groups 6 or 7.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   must meet if you wish to take that subject: French H5, non-beginner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   German H5, Mathematics (Pure) H2, Music H5, Nua-Ghaeilge H5 and
                                                                                                                                                                 2. German and Spanish require a 30 credit first year for beginners in the         non-beginner Spanish H5.
     By choosing the Maynooth BA degree, a wide variety of interesting              >> As is the case with the majority of our degrees, students can
     subjects is opened up to you.                                                     choose Critical Skills in first year. This is an optional 15-credit       language (marked with ). You must take this 30 credit option if you are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5. In the case of these subjects we recommend that students have
                                                                                       course, only available to first years, which focuses on developing        a beginner in German or Spanish. If you have studied these languages
     Along with specific subject knowledge, you will also gain social, analytical                                                                                                                                                                  achieved the following Leaving Certificate grades: Accounting, 3
                                                                                       skills such as effective communication, creative thinking and             before to H5 standard or better, you take the 15 credit option.
     and management skills that can be applied in a variety of jobs.                                                                                                                                                                               Business subjects, Economics, Finance O4/H7 Mathematics,
                                                                                       problem solving.
     BA graduates who have great results find themselves with a diverse set                                                                                                                                                                        Computer Science and Mathematical Studies O3/H7 Mathematics.
                                                                                    >> From second year, in general, students can choose how much of
     of career paths and postgraduate options. Employers often focus more
                                                                                       each subject they would like to study. At this stage you will be more
     on degree results rather than content, so, by choosing subjects you                                                                                          Subject Groups
                                                                                       familiar with the subjects and what they entail. You can also choose
     enjoy, you have a better chance of excelling.
                                                                                       to take a 10-credit Elective. This is the study of a topic that may be
                                                                                       outside of your degree area but which you are interested in.
     How the Maynooth Bachelor of Arts Degree works
                                                                                                                                                                   Group 1                                            Group 2                                                Group 3
     >> Thirty three BA subjects in six subject groups. Classes for each            >> Some BA subjects offer pathways into specialised degree
        group of subjects are held at the same time.                                   programmes from second year. Subjects including Accounting,                German                                             Greek                                                  Mathematical Studies
                                                                                       Anthropology, Business (International), Business (Management),                                                                 History                                               English 
                                                                                                                                                                  Geography 
     >> Students choose two, three or four subjects with a maximum of                                                                                                                                                 Business (International) 
                                                                                       Business (Marketing), Computer Science, English, History, International    Philosophy                                                                                                 International Development 
        one per group.                                                                                                                                                                                                Business (Marketing) 
                                                                                       Development and Law have transfer options to specialised degrees.
                                                                                                                                                                  Law                                                Business (Management)                                 Mathematics (Pure) (Groups 1+3) 
     >> No final decision about subject choice is necessary until four
                                                                                                                                                                  Mathematics (Pure) (Groups 1+3)                    Criminology                                            Critical Skills
        weeks after commencement of first year, so you can sample
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Statistics (in 3rd year)
                                                                                                                                                                  Critical Skills
        various subjects and make an informed decision.                                                                                                                                                               Critical Skills

                                                                                                                                                                   Group 4                                            Group 5                                                Group 6

                                                                                                                                                                  Anthropology                                       Computer Science                                      Accounting                       Politics

                                                                                                                                                                  Economics                                           Music                                                  Chinese Studies                  Psychological Studies

                                                                                                                                                                  Finance                                             Sociology                                             French                           Critical Skills

                                                                                                                                                                  Latin                                               Spanish                                               Greek & Roman Civilization       Geography (optional 15)

                                                                                                                                                                  Nua-Ghaeilge                                        Critical Skills                                        Mathematical Physics             English (extra 15)

                                                                                                                                                                  Critical Skills                                                                                            Medieval Celtic Studies          Business (extra 15)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Old Irish and Celtic Languages

                                                                                                                                                                   Group 7 (only relevant if taking a 30 credit option                             Key
                                                                                                                                                                           in these subjects)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This subject can be taken as a double subject

                                                                                                                                                                  Anthropology (extra 15)			                  Sociology (extra 15)                                 30 credits required for beginners in this language
                                                                                                                                                                  History (extra 15)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (extra 15)      This indicates the timetable group of the extra 15 credits a
                                                                                                                                                                  German (extra 15)                                                                                 student will take if taking 30 credits of the subject
                                                                                                                                                                  International Dev’t (extra 15)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (optional 15)   This indicates an additional 15 credits of a subject which
                                                                                                                                                                  Law (extra 15)                                                                                    can be taken as part of a 30 credit subject, or taken
                                                                                                                                                                  Spanish (extra 15)                                                                                alone as a first year subject

     Contact us                                                                                                                                                   Computer Science (extra 15)                                                                      30 credits must be taken in this subject
                                                                                         gomaynooth
     Maynooth University Admissions Office, Humanity House, South Campus
      admissions@mu.ie  + 353 1 708 3822  www.gomaynooth.ie

                                                                                                                                                                 Full degree and module detail on our Course Finder www.maynoothuniversity.ie/ourcourses
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     The Maynooth Bachelor of Science Degree                                                                                                     The Maynooth Bachelor Of Science Degree –
     CAO Code: MH201 | CAO Points 2017: 366                                                                                                      Course Structure

     By studying Science at Maynooth, you are joining a research          Options after graduation?                                                   Course structure
     tradition that can trace its roots to the first professors of the    As a student of science or engineering at Maynooth, you will                1st year                                    2nd year                                3rd year
     Royal College of St Patrick, founded in 1795. The Faculty of         have access to leading researchers working in research institutes
                                                                                                                                                      > Mathematics (required in 1st year)        Continue with 3 of the 4 subjects       Continue with 2 of the 3 subjects taken
     Science and Engineering at Maynooth University now com-              including the Callan Institute, Hamilton Institute, Institute of            > Plus choose three subjects from:          taken in 1st year                       in 2nd year
     prises the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sci-          Immunology and National Centre for Geocomputation – all of                      > Biology                               > Biology                               > Biology
     ence, Electronic Engineering, Experimental Physics, Mathe-           which are associated with the Faculty.                                          > Chemistry                             > Chemistry                             > Chemistry³
                                                                                                                                                          > Computer Science                      > Computer Science¹                     > Computer Science²
     matical Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, and Psychology.         You will develop strong problem-solving and analytical skills during            > Engineering Science⁶                  > Engineering Science⁶                  > Engineering Science⁶
                                                                          your degree with your theoretical knowledge reinforced through                  > Experimental Physics                  > Experimental Physics                  > Experimental Physics⁴
     How the Bachelor of Science degree works                                                                                                             > Mathematical Physics                  > Mathematical Physics                  > Mathematical Physics³
                                                                          practical sessions in our state-of-the-art laboratories. You will
                                                                                                                                                          > Critical Skills                       > Mathematics                           > Mathematics (Pure)
     >Four subjects in 1st year, one of which is Mathematics. Students    develop advanced teamwork, leadership, and numeracy skills –                                                            > Electives (10 credit optional)        > Statistics⁴ ⁵
      choose their three other science subjects from the seven            all of which are highly valued in many sectors of the labour market.                                                                                            > Applied Mathematics
      subjects available.
                                                                          The industries/sectors employing science graduates include:                 Final year
     >No decision about subject choice is necessary until four weeks
                                                                                                                                                      Double Major continue with your two         Single Major continue with one of the
      after commencement of 1st year. This gives you a chance to                                                                                      subjects taken in third year                two subjects taken in third year
      sample various subjects and make an informed decision.              >Agriculture                        >Manufacturing (including
                                                                                                                                                      > Biology                                   > Biology
                                                                          >Aerospace                            cosmetics, computers,
     >As is the case with the majority of our degrees, students can                                                                                   > Chemistry³                                > Chemistry³
                                                                                                                electronics, medical                  > Computer Science²                         > Computer Science²
      choose Critical Skills in 1st year. This is an optional 15 credit   >Biomedical
                                                                                                                equipment)                            > Engineering Science⁶                      > Engineering Science⁶
      course, only available to 1st years, which focuses on developing    >Biotechnology                                                              > Experimental Physics⁴                     > Experimental Physics
      skills such as effective communication, creative thinking                                               >Medical technologies                   > Mathematics (Pure)                        > Mathematics (Pure)
                                                                          >Chemical
      and problem solving - skills that will benefit you in learning,                                         >Ophthalmic                             > Theoretical Physics³                      > Theoretical Physics³
                                                                          >Diagnostics                                                                > Applied Mathematics                       > Applied Mathematics
      employment and in life. See page 6 for more details.                >Energy
                                                                                                              >Pharmaceutical                         > Statistics⁴ ⁵
     >2nd year - continue with three of your 1st year subjects.                                               >Research & development
                                                                          >Environmental consultancy
     >3rd year - continue with two subjects.                                                                  >Scientific publishers                  The Maynooth Education
                                                                          >Food processing
     >4th year - continue with one or two subjects.                       >Hospitals
                                                                                                              >Telecommunications                     1st year                                    2nd year
                                                                                                              >Water/environmental control
                                                                          >ICT                                                                        Optional 15 credit Critical Skills          Optional 10 credit Electives

                                                                                                                                                      Possible topics
                                                                                                                                                      For module details see the
                                                                                                                                                      subject pages in the Undergraduate
                                                                                                                                                      Handbook 2018

                                                                                                                                                 1
                                                                                                                                                     Students taking Computer Science in second year must also take Mathematics.
                                                                                                                                                 2
                                                                                                                                                     Students intending to take Computer Science as a Single Major degree must
                                                                                                                                                     take Mathematics (Pure) or Applied Mathematics in third year.
                                                                                                                                                 3
                                                                                                                                                     Chemistry and Mathematical Physics cannot be taken together in third
                                                                                                                                                     or fourth year. The subject name “Mathematical Physics” changes to
                                                                                                                                                     “Theoretical Physics” in fourth year.
                                                                                                                                                 4
                                                                                                                                                     Experimental Physics and Statistics cannot be taken together.
                                                                                                                                                 5
                                                                                                                                                     Statistics is only available as a Double Major subject.
                                                                                                                                                 6
                                                                                                                                                     Engineering Science cannot be taken with Biology.
                                                                                                                                                     Students taking Engineering Science must also take Computer Science.
                                                                                                                                                     Students may take Computer Science and not take Engineering Science.

                                                                                                                                                     Contact us
                                                                                                                                                     Maynooth University Admissions Office, Humanity House, South Campus                          gomaynooth
                                                                                                                                                      admissions@mu.ie  + 353 1 708 3822  www.gomaynooth.ie

     Full degree and module detail on our Course Finder www.maynoothuniversity.ie/ourcourses
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LEAVING CERTIFICATE                                                                                                                                       DARE APPLICANTS
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     APPLICANTS                                                                                                                                                & HEAR APPLICANTS

     APPLYING THROUGH THE CENTRAL APPLICATIONS OFFICE (CAO)                          CAO POINTS SYSTEM                                                         HOW TO APPLY – DARE                                                       HOW TO APPLY – HEAR
     If you are under 23, and sitting the Leaving Certificate in 2018, you           Irish Leaving Certificate Subjects                                        The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a third level          The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a third level admissions
     must apply for your choice of Level 8 bachelor’s degree through the                                                                                       alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities       scheme for school leavers (under 23 years old as of January 2018) from
     Central Applications Office (CAO). For a list of important dates see             Higher Level                        Ordinary Level                       have had a negative impact on their second level education. DARE          long-term socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. HEAR has been
     page 28. All applicants (except occasional and non-EU students) must             New                   New Points    New                     New Points
                                                                                                                                                               offers reduced points places to school leavers who have experienced       established by a number of Higher Education Institutions, based on clear
     apply through the Central Applications Office.                                   Grades   % Marks      Awarded       Grades      % Marks     Awarded      additional educational challenges in second level education as a result   evidence that socio-economic disadvantage has a negative impact on
     Apply online at www.cao.ie or request details from:                              H1       90 - 100     100                                                of having a disability.                                                   educational achievement at school, and progression to higher education.

     Central Applications Office, Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway                H2       80 < 90      88
                                                                                                                                                               Before submitting a DARE application you should read the DARE             School-leavers who provide satisfactory evidence relating to their socio-
      + 353 91 509800                                                                H3       70 < 80      77                                                 Handbook and discuss this with your parents, guardians or guidance        economic circumstances, and who meet the Irish Leaving Certificate
      + 353 91 562344                                                                H4       60 < 70      66                                                 counsellor. As the minimum entry and subject requirements may             matriculation/minimum entry and subject requirements, are eligible to
                                                                                      H5       50 < 60      56            O1          90 - 100    56           be different for each course, applicants should check details in this     compete for a quota of places allocated to applicants on a reduced
     On your CAO application you are invited to enter your choice of courses
                                                                                      H6       40 < 50      46            O2          80 < 90     46           prospectus for the requirements of each preference listed on their CAO    points basis. As the minimum entry and subject requirements may
     in ‘order of preference’. It is essential that you list your selected courses
                                                                                                                                                               form.                                                                     be different for each course, applicants should check details in the
     in order of choice. Put your first choice in the number one position,            H7       30 < 40      37            O3          70 < 80     37
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Undergraduate Handbook 2018 for the requirements of each preference
     followed by your second and third choice, and so on. The deadline for            H8        0 < 30      0             O4          60 < 70     28
                                                                                                                                                               Applicants applying for DARE must be under the age of 23 as of 1          listed on their CAO form.
     submission of applications is 1st February 2018 but you may apply                                                    O5          50 < 60     20           January 2018. There are other admissions routes for mature and FET
     from early November 2017. A standard fee applies. Late applications                                                  O6          40 < 50     12           applicants and further information is available in the Undergraduate      Applicants applying for HEAR must be school-leavers (under 23
     are accepted up to 1st May 2018, on payment of an additional fee.                                                    O7          30 < 40     0            Handbook 2018 or at www.accesscollege.ie.                                 years old as of 1 January 2018). There are other admissions routes for
     A change of mind facility is available up to 1st July 2018. Applicants                                                                                                                                                              mature and FET applicants and further information is available in the
                                                                                                                          O8          0 < 30      0
     already in third level education, who were admitted via the CAO, may                                                                                                                                                                Undergraduate Handbook 2018 and on the website.
     submit applications up to 22nd July. The University offers places
     to applicants in order of merit, once they meet the minimum entry               All Leaving Certificate subjects carry equal points with the exception
     requirements (see the Undergraduate Handbook for details). The order            of *Mathematics (details below). Points are awarded for your six
     of merit is calculated based on a points system (see table opposite).           best subjects in any one year. These do not have to include subjects
     Places are allocated to applicants with the required points according           needed to meet general minimum entry requirements. Minimum
     to their list of CAO preferences, with applicants who meet the points           entry requirements and course requirements may be satisfied by an
     requirements being offered their course in order of preference. For             accumulation of subjects over more than one year. As well as achieving
     this reason it is essential that you list your CAO course choices in your       the required points, you must have a minimum of six subjects in your
     genuine order of preference. The University distinguishes between               Leaving Certificate, with two Higher Level papers at grade H5 and four
     applicants who have equal points by appending a randomly generated              Ordinary or Higher Level papers at grade O6/H7.
     number to each score. The combined score/random number is the final
                                                                                     The requirements for each course are detailed in the Undergraduate
     determinant of position in the order of merit.
                                                                                     Handbook 2018.
     AGE RESTRICTIONS
                                                                                     * 25 bonus points will be added to the points score for a Leaving
     In general, students must be 17 years or older by 15th January in the
                                                                                     Certificate Higher Level Mathematics grade H6 or higher. This was
     year after entry to the University. If you are younger, you must make a
                                                                                     implemented in 2012 for a four year pilot period and a recent review
     special application to the University’s President. A mature student is
                                                                                     decided to continue the bonus.
     someone who is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry
     to the University. For part-time degrees the mature age is 21 by the            The bonus points are included in the overall points calculation only
     1st January in the year of entry. For more information on applying as a         when Mathematics is one of the applicant’s best six subjects following
     mature student see the Mature Student Handbook 2018.                            the addition of the bonus.

     LEAVING CERTIFICATE VOCATIONAL PROGRAMME (LCVP)
     LINK MODULES
     Points are awarded as follows:

     Distinction                    66
     Merit                          46
     Pass                           28

     Applicants can use their points allocation for the Link Modules as one
     of their best six subjects for the purpose of calculating points, but the
     Link Modules do not qualify as a subject for minimum entry
     requirement purposes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Maynooth University Summary Guide 2018

     APPLICANTS                                                                                                                                         APPLICANTS

     Maynooth University greatly values the particular contribution of         HOW TO APPLY – MATURE ENTRY                                              If you have a relevant QQI/FETAC/HETAC/BTEC qualification, you can            There is a normal fee for applications received on or before 5.15 pm,
     mature students to the academic and social environment of the             A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of      use this to apply to a degree programme at Maynooth University. This          1st February 2018. Late applications are accepted up to and including
     University. Up to 300 mature students begin their studies here each       entry to the University. For part-time degrees the mature age is 21.     section outlines the qualifications and other requirements for students       1st May 2018 on payment of an additional fee. Applicants who wish
     year. If the opportunity to return to education has presented itself to   There is no upper age limit; we currently have students who range in     who hold or expect to hold QQI Certificates, and who wish to pursue           to study Community and Youth Work (MH116 or MH802) must apply
     you we hope you’ll choose Maynooth University.                            age from 23 to over 70.                                                  full time, undergraduate degree programmes at Maynooth University.            before the 1st February 2018.

     The Mature Student Office is committed to supporting the learning         A certain number of places are reserved for mature students on all       Any QQI award, with a minimum of five distinctions, fulfils the minimum       THE FOLLOWING RULES APPLY:
     experience of our mature students. Call, email or drop in to meet them    undergraduate courses. We offer a range of supports for mature           entry requirements for admission to the University; however, due to           > A major award must be achieved. Component certificates do
     in MAP Lodge on the North Campus.                                         students including an advisory service, the Launchpad Orientation        the high demand for our courses, a higher number of distinctions is            not suffice.
                                                                               programme, MAP My Way phased induction and Technology Transition         required for entry in many instances. Consult www.maynoothuniversity.         > In some instances the University requires achievement of specific
     See the Mature Student booklet for detailed information about             programme. There is also a Mature Student Society on campus              ie/howtoapply for specific course entry requirements.                          grades, and/or specified components e.g. five distinctions, including a
     applying as a mature student. Contact us for a mature student             providing a continuation of peer support, both academic and social, to                                                                                  distinction in mathematics.
     information pack.                                                         incoming mature students.                                                HOW TO APPLY - QQI APPLICANTS                                                 > While the major award may be achieved over a number of sittings, for
                                                                                                                                                        Applicants should first check that they fulfil the requirements for the        scoring purposes, results achieved in a SINGLE SITTING are counted,
      + 353 1 708 3307 / + 353 1 708 6724                                     Many of our mature entrants undertake preparatory studies in advance     particular course they wish to apply for, as detailed on the website. It is    i.e. between 1st August – 31st July.
      emer.sheerin@mu.ie / michael.maguire@mu.ie                              of gaining admission.                                                    important to note that only very specific QQI course codes qualify for
                                                                                                                                                        entry to each individual degree programme. Please refer to our website        Where this occurs, but the QQI centre offers the program over more
                                                                                                                                                        for details of these course codes. In particular please note the scoring      than one year, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that
                                                                                                                                                        scheme as detailed below.                                                     their QQI centre applies to QQI for a major award where courses are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      taken over more than one year.
                                                                                                                                                        Application is made through the Central Applications Office (CAO).
                                                                                   Please see the Mature Student information booklet                                                                                                  See the Undergraduate Handbook 2018 for more details.
                                                                                                                                                        Application forms may be obtained online (www.cao.ie) or by
                                                                                   for lots more detail about applying to the University                contacting:
                                                                                   and the supports available for mature students at                    Central Applications Office, Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway.
                                                                                   Maynooth.                                                             + 353 91 509800

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UK, EU & INTERNATIONAL                                                                                                                           DEFERRING, TRANSFERRING
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     APPLICANTS TO                                                                                                                                    & OCCASIONAL STUDENTS
     FULL-TIME DEGREES

     APPLYING AS AN A LEVEL STUDENT                                          CAO POINTS SYSTEM                                                        DEFERRING                                                                   OCCASIONAL STUDENTS
     You must apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) if you     GCE / A LEVEL EXAMINATIONS                                               Under certain circumstances, you may defer your place for one year.         An occasional student is someone who wishes to study specific
     are presenting A levels. For more information on applying to the CAO                                                                             Contact the Admissions Office, visit the website or consult the CAO for     modules for a semester or for one academic year and is therefore
     see page 20.                                                            The model for converting A-Level grades to Leaving Certificate Points    more information.                                                           liable for fees. Occasional students do not receive a Maynooth
                                                                             for the purposes of university entry is:                                                                                                             University qualification but will receive a transcript of results if they take
     MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                                       Maynooth University Admissions Office, Humanity House,                      assessments.
     Before CAO points can be calculated for any degree, the student must                    A Level             4th A Level or       AS              South Campus.
     first satisfy the minimum entry requirements for entry to Maynooth                                                                                +353 1 708 3822                                                           Contact the Admissions Office for more details and an application form.
                                                                              A*             180                 60
     University. These are outlined below:                                                                                                             admissions@mu.ie
                                                                              A              150                 50                   30
                                                                                                                                                       www.maynoothuniversity.ie/howtoapply                                      Maynooth University Admissions Office, Humanity House,
     Pass in 6 recognised subjects at GCSE at grade A, B or C.                B              130                 45                   25                                                                                          South Campus
                                                                              C              100                 35                   20              TRANSFERRING                                                                 +353 1 708 3822
     AS Level subjects can also satisfy this requirement at grades A-E                                                                                Students from other universities and third-level institutes may apply
                                                                              D              65                  20                   15                                                                                           admissions@mu.ie
     Plus                                                                                                                                             for admission to second or third year of a degree course at Maynooth         www.maynoothuniversity.ie/howtoapply
                                                                              E              45                  15                   10
     A minimum of grade C or better in 2 subjects at A Level (grades                                                                                  University if they have obtained relevant awards, e.g. QQI/HETAC.
                                                                                                                                                      Preference is normally given to candidates who have attained merit or       Please note:
     A and E, or grades B and D, are acceptable in lieu of 2 grade Cs at     All subjects carry equal points except for Mathematics*. Points for A
                                                                                                                                                      distinction grades.                                                         EU and non-EU/International students, not residing in Ireland, wishing
     A level).                                                               Level subjects must be obtained in one exam sitting. AS Level points
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to study at Maynooth University for one semester or one academic
                                                                             must be for different subjects to those taken at A Level and may be      You may also be considered for entry to the second year of a degree
     Students must achieve a minimum of grade C in English at                                                                                                                                                                     year are not considered Occasional Students but rather are considered
                                                                             carried over from a previous sitting. Minimum entry requirements and     course if you have successfully completed the first year of a similar
     GCSE level.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to be exchange students. These students therefore apply through the
                                                                             course requirements may be satisfied by an accumulation of subjects      degree in another recognised institution, or have completed a Higher        International Office.
     Since students from outside the Republic of Ireland are automatically   over more than one year.                                                 Certificate. In such cases, Leaving Certificate points requirements for     www.maynoothuniversity.ie/international
     entitled to an exemption from Irish, students presenting a grade C                                                                               the new degree course may be taken into consideration, as well as
                                                                             * An additional 25 points are awarded for one grade E or better in A2
     or Grade 4 in Irish and English at GCSE satisfy the third language                                                                               your first year examination results.                                        APPLICANTS WITH A CRIMINAL CONVICTION
                                                                             Mathematics - this will apply to one Mathematics subject only and only
     requirement for entry to programmes in which a third language is a                                                                                                                                                           All applicants are required to disclose to the University any previous
                                                                             if the subject is used for scoring purposes.                             In some cases transfer into third year is possible for holders of
     requirement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 serious criminal convictions when applying for admission. Having
                                                                                                                                                      ordinary degrees in related disciplines. All students must apply to the     a criminal conviction will not necessarily prevent an applicant from
     SPECIFIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                                     Admissions Office. Completed applications must be received by 7th           gaining admission to the University. However, the University will take
     In addition to the above, some degree programmes have certain                                                                                    July 2018 (late applications may be accepted up to 31st July 2018).         any criminal convictions of a prospective applicant into account when
     subject requirements at either GCSE or A Level. For instance,                                                                                    If you are taking summer examinations, include the results with your        considering applications for admission, and reserves the right to refuse
     Science degrees will require Grade C in a Science subject and                                                                                    application and enclose a certified copy of transcripts of results and an   to admit an applicant where her/his previous criminal conviction makes
     Grade B Mathematics at a minimum of GCSE level. Any such extra                                                                                   application fee of €25.                                                     it inappropriate for her/him to be admitted.
     subject requirement(s) are listed under the individual degrees in the
     Undergraduate Handbook 2018.                                                                                                                     Any non-EU international student wishing to transfer from another           Examples of serious convictions include (and without limitation)
                                                                                                                                                      university or third-level institute must apply for admission through the    convictions for offences against the person, whether of a violent
     For some degrees, students must achieve a minimum of grade C in                                                                                  International Office. Transfer applications must be received before 1st     or sexual nature, and convictions for offences involving unlawfully
     another language at GCSE level.                                                                                                                  July 2018. Application forms may be downloaded directly from the            supplying controlled drugs or substances where the conviction
                                                                                                                                                      International Office website.                                               concerns commercial drug dealing or trafficking.
     When all of the above has been met, the points are calculated
     on the basis of:                                                                                                                                                                                                             Any applicant with a criminal conviction intending to apply for
     (i) 4 subjects at A Level                                                                                                                                                                                                    admission to the University should view the University’s Policy on
     (ii) 3 subjects at A Level plus a fourth subject at AS                                                                                                                                                                       Applicants with Criminal Convictions at www.maynoothuniversity.ie/
     (iii) 3 subjects at A level                                                                                                                                                                                                  university-policies/academic-policies-procedures
     (iv) 2 subjects at A Level and AS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Any general queries that an applicant may have concerning the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  University’s Policy on Applicants with Criminal Convictions may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  be addressed, in the first instance, for the attention of the Deputy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Admissions Officer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   +353 1 708 3822
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   admissions@mu.ie

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