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POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN GEOGRAPHY

Qualification : POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN GEOGRAPHY

Award Type and NFQ level : POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHN62

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Closing Date : 30 June 2021

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The aim of the PG Certificate in Geography is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competence necessary to learn how to think critically from a geographical perspective. Students will be exposed to contemporary debates in Geography about pressing global, European and Irish issues, and learn specialist knowledge and competence in areas for which our Geographers are internationally recognised for, including political, environmental, urban, social, historical, health and cultural geography, as well as in climate change, GIS, remote sensing, and in other areas. Students will also be exposed to working with civil society and government partners, and develop their sense of the ethical and practical demands of such collaborative research.

The PG Certificate in Geography offers current and prospective educators that already have some background coursework in the discipline the possibility to earn the basic requirement of 15 credits of physical and 15 credits in human geography. For students seeking to teach Geography at secondary level, it is the student’s responsibility to check with the Irish Teaching Council about what specific requirements are needed. If students need to take 60 credits of postgraduate instruction in Geography, the Postgraduate Diploma (MHN64, MHN65) is the correct course to take.

The programme will be delivered through lecturers, seminars, fieldwork, practicals, other forms of experiential learning (in and out of the classroom) tied to taught masters courses in Geography. A wide selection of modules and flexibility in choice reflects the breadth of the discipline. The PG Certificate is flexible in delivery, innovative in emphasis, and stresses experiential- and field-based learning opportunities for students to develop employability competencies

The PG Certificate in Geography offers a wide-ranging programme of taught modules, delivered through lectures, seminars, fieldwork, and methods practicals. The degree structure includes 30 credits, taken over two semesters. Geography modules include five or ten credit modules, with 2-hour meetings a week for ten to twelve weeks. (There may be some slight variations in module format.) Modules include a range of pedagogical approaches and assessment types (academic essays, field research journals, applied research projects, mapping projects, blogs, vlogs, field-based reports, individual and group presentations, other).

 

Course Duration: 1 year full-time.

 

 

Students should normally have earned a 2.1 or above in Geography (either subject degree in Geography or overall) or related disciplines. A personal statement is required so the Director can give consideration to applicants with relevant academic, work or professional experience if coming from a different background than the social sciences and/or if earned a 2.2 mark.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

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 Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

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The PG Certificate in Geography offers a wide-ranging programme of taught modules, delivered through lectures, seminars, fieldwork, and methods practicals. The degree structure includes 30 credits, taken over two semesters. Geography modules include five or ten credit modules, with 2-hour meetings a week for ten to twelve weeks. (There may be some slight variations in module format.) Modules include a range of pedagogical approaches and assessment types (academic essays, field research journals, applied research projects, mapping projects, blogs, vlogs, field-based reports, individual and group presentations, other).

Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

Our graduates acquire valuable professional and transferrable skills, including in research, data analysis, critical spatial thinking, and communication (written and verbal) skills. The skills learned allow our graduates to find employment in various fields, such as: administration; education; services; creative industries; and working with NGOs and local government authorities. One student said the high academic standards ‘helped me to define what I’m interested in’. Another student stated that ‘postgraduate geography modules has allowed me to expand my knowledge of working with vulnerable groups, census data and overall aspects of Human Geography’. Our graduates note that the professional methods and research training in some modules ‘helped me demonstrate a varied skill set when interviewing for employment’. Students going into education stated: ‘As I was studying to become a secondary school teacher, I had the chance to focus on that side of my learning when doing assignments. The cooperation and communication with the department helped further my learning experience towards my future career’.

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHN62 Full-time

The following documents 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 must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

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