Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHA51

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 30 June 2018

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The MEd in Adult Guidance & Counselling MHA51 is designed to meet the learning needs of Guidance Counsellors 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 policy.

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


MEd in Adult Guidance and Counselling - MHA51 requires a minimum 2:2 in a Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling or equivalent and 3 years’ experience in the field.

There will also be an informal interview as part of the recruitment process.

Minimum English language requirements:

• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

Attendance is one day per week during the academic year, 10.00-5.00pm.

Course Duration: 1 year Part-time—normally on Mondays

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.

Online application only

PAC Code

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or 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 birth certificate or valid passport.

Applicants may be required to attend for interview as part of the admissions process.


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