Programme Proposal Submissions
Proposals for new programmes, micro-credentials and requests for modifications to existing programmes should be submitted to the Academic Programmes Committee by email at [email protected].
Proposals for new micro-credentials should also be sent to [email protected]. Please refer to the Maynooth University Framework for Micro-credentials listed in the guidance section below.
New elective stream proposals should be submitted to the Dean of Teaching and Learning who will then submit to the Academic Programmes Committee.
Programme Proposal Process
If available, the full programme proposal (including the module descriptors with details of assessment and learning outcomes) should be submitted at Stage 1. This will ensure that the proposal is considered in the most efficient and timely manner.
Should the module descriptors and details of assessment and learning outcomes not be submitted at Stage 1 and, if following initial consideration, the Academic Programmes Committee agrees that the programme would be beneficial to the University, the full programme proposal, with a swift turnaround, will be requested from the proposer.
Academic Programme Proposal Forms 2023-24
|New Programme Proposal Form 2023-24|
|Modification to Programme Proposal Form 2023-24|
|Micro-credential Proposal Form 2023-24|
|New Elective Stream Proposal Form 2023-24|
Guide to the Approval Process for New Academic Programmes and Modules
|Guide for Development of Programmes and Modules 2023|
|Process for New Academic Programme Proposals 2023-24|
|Maynooth University Framework for Micro-credentials May 2023|
Deadlines for Submission of Programme Proposals
Undergraduate programmes requiring entry in the CAO Handbook, for admission in September 2025:
30 October 2023
Please note, programme proposals received after this deadline will be accepted and considered by the Academic Programmes Committee, but the approval process may not be completed on time to ensure entry in the CAO Handbook.
This is also the deadline for undergraduate programmes requiring marketing and recruitment assistance from the International Office.
Postgraduate programmes and programmes not requiring CAO entry, for admission in September 2024:
4 December 2023
Please note, programme proposals received after this deadline will be accepted and considered by the Academic Programmes Committee, but the approval process may not be completed on time to ensure entry to the Postgraduate Prospectus. In this case, responsibility will lie with the Department/School to market these programmes.
This is also the deadline for postgraduate programmes requiring marketing and recruitment assistance from the International Office.
To ensure timely and efficient consideration, it is recommended to submit new programme proposals for consideration by the Academic Programmes Committee as follows:
|Deadline for Submission of Proposals||Initial consideration by the Committee|
|11 September 2023||20 September 2023|
|25 September 2023||4 October 2023|
|30 October 2023||8 November 2023|
|4 December 2023||13 December 2023|
|8 January 2024||17 January 2024|
|11 March 2024||20 March 2024|
|29 April 2024||8 May 2024|
If you have any queries in relation to academic programme proposals, please email [email protected].
Academic Programmes Committee 2022-2025:
Chair: Vice-President Academic:
Professor Aidan Mulkeen, Registrar
Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy:
Professor Alison Hood, Dean
Professor Chris Morris
Dr Eoghan Moloney
Faculty of Science and Engineering:
Professor Ronan Farrell, Dean
Dr John Keating, Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning
Professor John Stephens
Professor Deirdre Desmond
Faculty of Social Sciences:
Professor Peter McNamara, Dean
Dr Helen Shaw, Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning
Dr Adrian Kavanagh
Professor Patrick McCole
Interim Dean of Teaching and Learning:
Dr Susi Gottlöber
Assistant Registrar and Director of Admissions:
Ms Ita McGuigan
Representative of Graduate Studies Office:
Dean of Graduate Studies:
Dr Adrienne Kendlin
Ms Niamh Lynch
Ms Jane Corcoran
Mr Gavin Fanning (VP Education, MSU)
Committee Meeting Dates 2023-2024:
- Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 11:00am
- Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 11:00am
- Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 11:00am
- Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 11:00am
- Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 11:00am
- Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 11:00am
- Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 11:00am