Overview of the Programme Advisory Office

Within the Office of the Dean of Teaching and Learning, the Programme Advisory Office is available to assist and advise undergraduate students, including incoming first year students, with programme related decisions they may be unsure about before and after the registration period. The Programme Advisory Office is a guide for students as they navigate their own way through their programme options. 
The Programme Advisor will brief all incoming first year students during your Welcome Week about the Programme Choices you will be asked to make during their academic journey at Maynooth University. Continuing second year students may also avail of the service if you are unsure about your programme options for example if you have any questions about the flexible degree pathways (major or major w/minor options) or whether or not to choose to take an Elective.

First year Second Semester Subject Change

Some changes of registration may be allowed before the start of the second semester.  However, changing registration is a serious step as it restricts progression options, and may result in an inability to progress.  Please have a look at this  Presentation  to see if you are allowed to change your subjects.  If you have any questions please contact the Programme Advisory Team either via email or using the form linked below in our getting in touch section.  If you wish to apply to change your subject you can do so by completing this  Application Form .  Access to the form will be available from Monday 18th January and applications will close at 5.00pm Friday 12th February.  No late applications will be considered. 

Year 2 Planning Information Sessions for current First year students ~BeSeptemberReady Sessions 2nd September 2021

The Programme Advisory Office will host a series of information sessions via MS Teams on Thursday 2nd September to assist you to prepare for second year.  We want you to #BeSeptemberReady Click on link below to see the schedule for the times and talks on offer: 


There is a separate registration form for each of the presentations available below. 

The talks have been designed to get you thinking about your second year choices, to get you excited about the next stage of your academic journey at Maynooth University, but most importantly, to give you lots of time to research your options before you make your second year programmes choices.  

Registration forms for the Year 2 #BeSeptemberReady information sessions on Thursday 2nd September are linked below:

Arts Students Subject Choice and Elective Options for 2nd year Explained 

Science Students Subject Choice and Elective Options for 2nd year Explained

How to use your Careers Service & Thinking about Teaching - what you need to know now

Understanding your Exam Results


Getting in touch

The PAO Office is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week commencing 28th September 2020.

​Our email is programme.choices@mu.ie

All queries will be handled via email, MS Teams calls or you can complete this form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

  Information Sheet week commencing Monday 25th October