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MH101 has been the leading course for first preference CAO applications for a number of years.
Approximately 1,300 students begin MH101 each year. These students have up to four weeks to choose up to four subjects from a possible thirty four. After first year there may be an option to move into a specialised degree, depending on the first year subjects you chose and your results.
Find out more on the Course Finder.
There are some skills that we regard as critical for a university education and that every university graduate should have. These are also skills that are highly valued by today's employers. You must be able to deal with complex arguments, evaluate evidence and make balanced judgments, and communicate ideas clearly both verbally and in writing. Because these skills are so important, both in university and beyond, we are offering a specially designed foundation course for first-year students in critical skills.
Our Critical Skills courses aim to develop these skills early in the university learning experience. They will aid the transition to third level while at the same time complementing and supporting disciplinary learning. They are designed to help first year students to learn, experience, practice and develop essential skills that will support their learning. These skills include:
We use innovative teaching techniques facilitated by the support of the Library and the small class size to develop these skills.
The Critical Skills courses are a 15 credit option and you can choose to take a Critical Skills course as one of your credit-bearing courses in first year. You will take part in small group sessions every week, which will give you an opportunity to develop and practice these essential skills right from the outset.
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Exemptions from minimum entry requirements:
If you are seeking an exemption from minimum entry requirements such as Irish (ROI applicants only) or a third language you must do the following: contact the NUI (see www.nui.ie for details). Apply to the NUI without delay and no later than 21 days after opening your CAO account.
The Teaching Council sets out general and specific requirements for teachers of recognised subjects in mainstream second level education. If you are considering teaching at second level as a career, you will need to ensure you choose subjects that are recognised by the Teaching Council and that the content of your degree meets Teaching Council requirements. See the information on the Course Finder about Teaching Council requirements.
This information is available from a number of sources:
Visit the Maynooth Students' Union webpages for details.
EU students don’t need to take an IELTS, PTE or TOEFL but non EU students who don’t have English as a first language are expected to take a language profiency test. Further information is available from the International Office.
Update from Department of Foreign Affairs on 8/5/19
All citizens, no matter their age, have access to all levels of education and training in either jurisdiction. This includes the EU level of fees and SUSI grants for UK citizens attending Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), along with SUSI grants for Irish students attending UK HEIs.
The DFA press release can be found via this link.