MU welcomes strong demand from 2021 CAO applicants across variety of courses

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 15:00

Maynooth University has welcomed a strong demand for its courses among 2021 CAO applicants. The University has noted high levels of interest across the entire range of its programmes of study.
Maynooth will this year see its first-year numbers grow to over 3,500 students and will offer increased places in a range of disciplines, such as computer science, law, business and science, in response to the Government's initiative to increase places in high demand courses, where possible.
There is also significant demand for the University’s new four-year full-time degree in Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning, to support the growing need for outstanding early childhood educators.
As with previous years, the University’s Bachelor of Arts degree, which is the largest programme in the CAO in the country, continues to experience higher demand which is reflected in its increasing points’ level.
Maynooth University’s ongoing focus on research and scientific disciplines, combined with increased public awareness of the sciences as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to strong interest in Maynooth's science degrees and the BSc in Biological and Geographical Sciences degree. Offered by two academic departments of international repute, this course gives students the opportunity to study various areas of climate change, ecosystems, landforms, and how human activity impacts our ecosystem locally and globally.
Commenting on the CAO first round offers, Professor Philip Nolan, President of Maynooth University, said: “We look forward to welcoming our new students for the academic year 2020/2021. This has been a difficult year for Leaving Cert and third-level students, who have shown great resolve in focusing on their studies during these unprecedented times. We are especially delighted to open the doors of Maynooth University later this month for as close to a full on-campus experience within public health guidelines.”
“We have worked hard to provide students with an engaging education this coming year. In choosing Maynooth University, they will join a lively, dynamic and rapidly-growing campus and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Our flexible curriculum, which allows students the freedom to specialise as they progress through their degree, and the quality of our staff, makes Maynooth University a very attractive choice for students.”