MU increases CAO offers in Primary Education

Maynooth University has welcomed a strong demand for its courses among 2023 CAO applicants.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 12:00

Maynooth University has welcomed a strong demand for its courses among 2023 CAO applicants. The University has noted high levels of interest across the entire range of its programmes of study, with over 4,000 Round 1 CAO offers across disciplines including science, education, business, law and the arts.

The expansion of places in Primary Education has allowed the university to make over 30 extra offers on the programme, helping to address the national shortage of Primary teachers and in response to the Government's initiative to increase places in high demand courses.

The new Business with Sport Science degree has proved popular, and is the first in a suite of new programmes in sports and nutrition that the university will offer.

Robotics and Intelligent Devices has seen an increase of 45% on 2022 offers, reflecting the growing interest and opportunities for careers in the robotics and AI industry. It follows a recent announcement of the creation of a state-of-the-art robotics lab at Maynooth University supported by a donation from Intel Ireland.

The establishment of the robotics lab at a total cost of €150,000 will equip Maynooth University students with access to innovative robotic technologies and equipment used by engineers from Intel and other companies.
Demand for places continues to be strong across all disciplines at the University.

Commenting on the CAO first round offers, Professor Eeva Leinonen, President of Maynooth University, said: “We look forward to welcoming our new students for the academic year 2023/2024 to our vibrant campus. We are excited to see a growing interest of students in programmes that are at the cutting edge of societal development including Robotics and Intelligent Devices and our new Business with Sport Science degree, as an indication of Maynooth University’s continued growth and innovation. The expansion of our Primary Education programme is a positive recognition of our established excellence in this field, as it expands in line with courses in the sciences and business.”