Maynooth University  Certificate in Science 

Applications for 2018 will open on February 1st 2018.

The Maynooth University Certificate in Science is a Level 6 Foundation Programme for mature students who wish to undertake a foundation year in preparation for degree studies in the Science and Engineering areas.  In this one year full-time programme of study, students undertake modules on Mathematics, Engineering Science, Computer Science, Experimental Physics, Mathematical Physics, Biology and Chemistry.  There are a maximum of 25 places on the course each year, and students benefit from the collegial and supportive learning environment provided by this group.

The aims of the Maynooth University Certificate in Science are:

  • To reintroduce adults to study and learning and to give them the background they will need to embark on a course for a degree in Science or Engineering;
  • To provide an access route for students who wish to take Science or Engineering when their second level education did not offer the necessary subjects.

Minimum Entry Requirements
Students must be aged 22 years or more on January 1st, 2017 and must be educated to Junior Certificate level (or its equivalent), to include Mathematics. Students must also qualify for EU Fees Status.  Non-EU citizens currently residing outside Ireland are not eligible to apply for this programme.  Non-EU applicants currently residing in Ireland must demonstrate that they qualify for EU Fees Status.  Further information relating to fees status is available here.

Successful completion of the Certificate in Science with a minimum overall grade of 60% will allow enrolment on the first year of one of the degree courses listed below:

Successful completion of the Certificate in Science with a minimum overall grade of 60%, along with successful completion of Maynooth University Special Mathematics examination in August 2018, will allow enrolment on the first year of the degree course listed below: