This is a restricted application course meaning you must apply to the CAO before February 1 2015.
Community work is concerned with the development and empowerment of communities, through facilitating the active participation of people in addressing issues that affect them collectively. It can be done in a variety of contexts: in neighbourhoods, with specific groups as well as with partnership groups, local authorities and state agencies.
- participating in a programme of professional education and training that engages you as an active participant in your learning;
- working in solidarity with those affected by human rights denial, poverty and inequality;
- community work - the development and empowerment of communities, and facilitating the active participation of people in addressing issues that affect them collectively;
- youth work - defined in Irish legislation as a ‘planned programme of education designed for the purpose of aiding and enhancing the personal and social development of young persons through their voluntary participation’- intended to be complementary to young people’s formal and vocational education and training.
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International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements
Apply to the CAO before 1st February 2016. Restricted application degree.
Admission is based on your application and/or interview. Applicants to be at least 23 years old by 1st January 2016.
Candidates are asked to submit personal statements and references in March before being shortlisted for written test and interview.
Mature student applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for the written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 1 March to the Access Office.
Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
Candidates with a Disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (dyslexia) and require examination support for the written tests please submit your supporting documentation to the Disability Officer (telephone 01-708 6341), by 1st March each year. Please see the Access Office webpages at http://access.nuim.ie/index.php
Unfortunately we will be unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after the deadline. You can find further information on the supporting documentation required and examination and other supports available at http://access.nuim.ie/disability/prospective-students.
Apply to the CAO before 1st February 2016. Restricted application degree. Applicants to be at least 23 years old by 1st January 2016.
Applicants are required to have a minimum of six subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificate including 2HC3 and 4OD3/4HD3.
This is a restricted application course meaning you must apply to the CAO before February 1 2016.
All applicants for MH116/MH802 are required to submit
- a personal statement outlining their reasons for wanting to do this course (in no more than 350 words)
- two written references
- information on work experience.
On the basis of this application, prospective students will be selected to attend for a written test and individual and group interview at a later date (usually from April onwards).
All applicants must have relevant and verifiable experience in youth work and / or community work.
Note 1: 50% of places are reserved for appropriately experienced mature students.
Note 2: Any offer of a place on this programme is subject to a satisfactory background check by the Garda Vetting Unit.
Note 3: MH802 (part-time option) will run in September 2016 subject to sufficient numbers.
Department of Applied Social Studies
A range of topics relating to community and youth work are studied in all four years. In-service students must be available for the equivalent of 1.5 days per week for tuition on campus during semester, as well as periods of study at summer schools (dates are set at the commencement of each year). Supervised fieldwork in both community work and youth work is an essential element of coursework at each level.
For in-service students, the existing place of employment will provide the basis for most but not all such fieldwork practice. Students are required to undertake fieldwork in contrasting settings. This may involve travel within Ireland, and international fieldwork placements are also considered, provided the student has the requisite experience and aptitude, and that suitable fieldwork opportunities are available.
How to Apply
The application process to our undergraduate degree programmes depends on the category to which you belong.
Contact us about this course
Maynooth University Department of Applied Social Studies
Laraghbryan House, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
T: +353 1 708 3743/3744 /4574