Mediation is increasingly being used within Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) organisations; as well as being used more in the resolution of court-based or private dispute resolution. Mediation knowledge and skills play a significant role in the resolution of disputes from: family (separation, parenting, international child abduction, older persons); commercial; workplace; community; and peace-building to name a few. We are now seeing more mainstream use of mediation across a range of areas in Irish society. The Mediation Act 2017 places specific requirements on mediators. This programme facilitates participants in developing the knowledge and skills that underpin the mediation of conflicts and disputes. In addition to understanding current concepts, policy and good practice relating to mediation, participants will develop the critical skills required to be an effective mediator. Successful completion of the course will provide participants with the opportunity to take a separate professional assessment of their skills. Successful completion of this assessment allows participants to apply to join the Mediators Institute of Ireland (MII).
Through blended learning that employs online and live classes, practice sessions and peer feedback, this module will provide participants with a structured learning environment. Following completion of the module, these credits may be accepted as part of relevant School of Law and Criminology postgraduate programmes, such as postgraduate diplomas or masters.
Applicants should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree. However, this course is open to experienced professionals who do not hold a primary degree.
See Recognition of Prior Learning for more information.
Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non- EU applicants.
National University of Ireland Maynooths TOEFL code is 8850
Department of Law
Department of Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Fundamental Rights
Department of Centre for European and Eurasian Studies
This course will be commencing on Saturday, 30 September 2023 and teaching will conclude on Saturday, 9 December 2023. This course will be delivered in person from 9.30am-4.30pm on Saturdays (14 October, 4 November, 18 November, 25 November, 9 December). Online classes will take place from 6pm-8.30pm on Tuesday evenings (3 October, 24 October, 14 November, 5 December). Students wishing to take the optional competency assessment, to register with the MII as professional mediators eligible to practice, will attend an additional practice day on Friday, 15 December and competency assessment on Saturday, 16 December.
Online application only https://v2.pac.ie/institute/19
The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
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 a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.