Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL): Accessing Postgraduate Studies without a BA/BSc qualification

For candidates without an academic degree, a taught postgraduate qualification is still an option at Maynooth University. Through its recognition of prior experiential learning (RPEL) policy, Maynooth University acknowledges the value of labour market participation to life-long education.
Our RPEL policy facilitates a review of the professional skills and relevant life experience of the individual, particularly for applicants without significant academic qualifications. In 2019, 26 RPEL/non-standard entry applications for postgraduate study have been approved for individuals who do not hold a primary degree or who hold a level 7 degree.