Why Maynooth?

Maynooth University is Ireland’s fastest growing university with over 11,000 students from more than 90 countries. Maynooth University benefits from a tradition of academic excellence in the humanities and sciences tracing back to 1795.

With seven cutting-edge research institutes on campus and one of the best records for commercialising research of any Irish university, there are exciting and tangible opportunities for students to further their academic or professional careers.

Maynooth University boasts innovative degree programmes and world-class teaching facilities. Through our three academic faculties – Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy; Social Sciences; Science and Engineering – students can choose programmes from undergraduate to doctorate level in a broad range of disciplines including the humanities, music, education, social sciences, law, business, accounting, digital media, science and engineering.

Maynooth University is fully committed to the support of life-long learning and our programmes offer many options to those seeking a new educational challenge or a continuation of professional development.

Time spent as a student at Maynooth is very special. Simultaneously highly collegiate and very personal, you will find it challenging and exciting as your boundaries expand and you develop new knowledge. You will be part of a community of lecturers who are passionate about their subject, you will work alongside fellow students from across the globe and you will have the academic, personal and professional support you need to complete your studies successfully. 

‘We pride ourselves on our dynamism and our strong sense of community. We offer innovative degree programmes delivered by high-calibre staff, access to world-class research laboratories, and the benefits of strong links with local industry. On top of this, our students enjoy active yet intimate campus life, supported by a thriving community spirit’.

Professor Philip Nolan
President