It's CAO offers time.
CAO Timetable 2016
||Current year Leaving Certificate results issued
||Round 1 offers available from 06:00 online - also issued by post, e-mail and SMS text. Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a Statement of Application Record.
||Round 1 Acceptances closing date (17:15). Acknowledgement of Acceptances posted within 3 working days.
||Round 2 offers available from 06:00 online.
|Registration and Orientation at Maynooth
||Round 2 Acceptances closing date (17:15).
||Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released
About Available Places/Vacant Places/Available Place Courses
If any places remain unfilled in particular courses after all offers have been made and the waiting lists of applicants meeting minimum entry requirements have been exhausted, such vacancies are advertised on the CAO's website under the Available Places link.
These are the Maynooth University courses on the Available Places list:
MH304 Engineering (Special Maths Exam on August 29th - click here for further details)
MH802 Community and Youth Work (part-time in-service)
MH803 Local Studies or Community Studies (part-time, evening) Mature Students
MH901 Arts - Full time (Kilkenny Campus - First year only)
It's very important that the you list the new course (which is listed on Available Places) above the course you've been offered but below any course(s) that you still hope to receive an offer for. Applications that arrive in CAO before 11:00 on a Monday will be processed and considered for offers on the following Thursday. Application for an Available Place/Vacant Place course does NOT guarantee an offer for that course. Applicants must satisfy the Minimum Entry requirements as specified by Maynooth University.
Mature Students Available Places
Click here for the latest information about Available Places at Maynooth University for our Mature Student applicants only.
Click here for information about deferring your place at Maynooth University.
We've sent out offer packs to all those eligible for a place at Maynooth University, beginning this September. The offer pack contains information about how to register, look for accommodation, fees information and other details. The pack also contains the following two booklets which will be very helpful guides for you in the coming weeks and months at Maynooth.
First Week Schedule 2016
Student Guide 2016
Newly established within the Centre for Teaching and Learning, the Programme Advisory Office is available to assist and advise undergraduate students, including incoming first year students, with programme related decisions they may be unsure about before and during the registration period. The Programme Advisory Office acts as a guide to students as they navigate their own way through their programme options. The Programme Advisory Office consists of the Programme Advisor, Caitriona McGrattan, who is supported by a team of PG students during peak times.
Incoming first year students will be briefed by the Programme Advisor during Orientation about the programme choices they will be asked to make during their academic journey at Maynooth University. The Programme Advisory Team will also be available in person in the Library and Callan or the Arts Building (tbc) to answer any follow up questions students may have before registering: details of times and locations are available on the Programme Advisory Office website.
Download one of the following two booklets, depending on your degree, for information about the options open to you from September:
First Year Student Guide - MH101 Students
First Year Student Guide - Non-MH101 Students
Contact the Programme Advisory Office:
Telephone: 01 474 7428
Or in person: for times and locations please see their website
With an intake of well over 1,000 students every September, our Arts degree is our most popular. This is for many reasons.
- Some students who think they might not be successful in their application to high points courses such as our Bachelor of Education MH001 choose as their second and third preference on the CAO to apply for our Arts degree MH101 or our First Arts Kilkenny Campus MH901. Having completed their BA they then apply for the Professional Master of Education in Primary Education. See the Graduate Studies website for more about the PME.
- MH101 Bachelor of Arts offers a range of 28 subjects to students while MH901 First Arts Kilkenny Campus has a smaller number on offer. After first year in Kilkenny, MH901 students move to the main Maynooth campus for second and third year.
- The idea of a job for life isn't the standard anymore. Narrow skill sets will only take a person so far. Lifelong skills are learned by Arts graduates. They are versatile, with the skills and capabilities that employers seek - analytical, critical thinkers, team players with a capacity to learn and reflect. These are the core competencies that will make you adaptable in a changed workplace.
- You can spend up to four weeks at the start of first year sampling our 28 Arts subjects before committing to the two, three or four that you prefer.
- Arts at Maynooth gives our students a chance to reflect and develop - spend three or four years studying subjects you enjoy while gradually figuring out what career to pursue.
- From 2016 you can take Critical Skills as one of your first year subjects - learn and hone the skills that employers demand of graduate recruits.
- Postgraduate study may follow an Arts degree - pursue professional training in areas like law, business, education, psychology once you've crystallised your interests. Arts students often apply for postgraduate entry to Primary Education.
- Find out more in our Coursefinder.
These will vary depending on your course, but some of the skills developed from studying humanities subjects include the ability to:
|Lead and participate in discussions
||Develop and argue opinions
||Understand, assess and evaluate issues
|Write well in a variety of formats
||Propose ideas and theories
||Think and act creatively
|Organise workload and work to deadlines
||Convey meaning precisely
||Conduct research and evaluate sources
|Read pages of text and pick out the essential points
||Work alone and on own initiative
|Retain and absorb large amounts of information
||Have confidence in your opinions
||Be able to base conclusions on statistical research
|Debate and persuade others of your point of view
||Foreign language skills (depending on subject choice)
Primary Education MH001 at Maynooth is very popular and points can be high as a result. Remember, you can also consider MH101 or MH901 as your back up plan if you think you might not get the points and entry requirements necessary. See the Arts information tab above for more about why you should consider MH101 and MH901.
If you are considering teaching at second level as a career path, you will need to ensure you choose subjects that are recognised by the Teaching Council.
Visit the Teaching Council website for details.
Building on our strengths, we have developed a radically different Maynooth model of undergraduate education which is distinctive and challenging — one that is flexibly designed to meet the individual needs of a diverse student body and one that stimulates and supports every student to reach their full potential. Our new Programme Advisory Office is available to first and second year students who are seeking advice about the range of options open to them.
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Our broad degrees in Arts MH101 and Science MH201 provide flexibility, allowing you to select up to four subjects from a diverse range available. These programmes may suit students who want a degree in a general area such as science or arts, but do not yet know where their exact ambitions lie.
Specialised degrees are arguably more suited to students who already have a strong sense of where they want to go in life (e.g. employment in education, digital media, law, engineering etc.) With specialised degrees you study your chosen subject in-depth from the very beginning.
Visit our Course Finder for more information about our degrees.
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