Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHA51

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 31 July 2024

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The MEd in Adult Guidance Counselling is designed to meet the learning needs of guidance counselling practitioners who are seeking to build on their initial guidance qualification to develop their capacity to engage in critical reflection on their practice and contribute to the profession.

This programme is particularly suited to those who are seeking theoretical frameworks from which to explore and critique the assumptions that underpin their professional practices.

The course is intended to meet the learning needs of existing guidance practitioners who work across a variety of settings e.g. prison system, disability, labour market services, adult educational guidance services and private practice.

MEd in Adult Guidance Counselling - MHA51 requires a minimum 2:2 (NFQ Level 8 or equivalent honours degree) in a post graduate diploma in guidance counselling or equivalent and 3 years’ experience in the field.

Interview: an opportunity to discuss potential research topics which forms part of the recruitment process.

Minimum English language requirements:

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study. For information about English language tests accepted and required scores, please see here. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and international applicants.

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850



The course is intended to enhance the professional capacities of guidance practitioners who work across a variety of settings and deepen their critical engagement with the theoretical fields that enrich their guidance practice.

Online application only

PAC Code: MHA51

The following documents should be uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of their birth certificate or valid passport.

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