Postgraduate Diplomas at Maynooth University

A postgraduate Diploma programme offers students the opportunity to move into a new career area, where they may have insufficient previous academic knowledge needed to undertake a Masters or a Research degree, including IT, Business, Law, Economics etc.

For students who would like to change direction after graduation or for those returning to education from the workplace, a Diploma course is one option to consider for transferring into a new field. Diploma programmes normally involve two academic semesters and take approximately nine months to complete. Unlike Masters programmes, Diploma programmes do not normally require students to undertake a research project or dissertation. Some of the options for conversion courses into new areas of study have been highlighted in this section, however the full range of Diploma courses is available in the Find a Course webpages.