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MH101 has been the leading course for first preference CAO applications for a number of years.
Approximately 1,600 students begin MH101 each year. These students have up to four weeks to choose up to four subjects from more than thirty. 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.
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Minimum entry requirements for all degrees (apart from MH001/MH002 which have specific Irish and English minimum requirements): Leaving Certificate applicants must present a minimum of 6 subjects in their Leaving Certificate, with 2 Higher Level H5 and 4 Ordinary or Higher Level O6/H7, including Irish and English.
Other applicant categories (e.g. QQI applicants) have different minimum requirements.
Exemptions from minimum entry requirements must be applied for through the NUI. NUI is the National University of Ireland of which MU is a constituent University. NUI is the degree awarding body for the constituent Universities.
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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 (second year for some degrees) 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.
Critical Skills courses are a 15 credit option in many of our degrees. Students can choose to take a Critical Skills course as one of their credit-bearing courses in first year of many degrees (second year in the case of science degrees). 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 contact the NUI. NUI is the National University of Ireland of which MU is a constituent University. NUI is the degree awarding body for the constituent Universities. 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.
Some of our courses in the Arts and Humanities require a third language e.g. BA MH101 but many courses in business, law, science, engineering do not require a third language. Mathematics is not required for many degrees e.g. MH101.
See the Minimum Entry Requirements tab above for more details.
This information is available from a number of sources:
Visit the Maynooth Students' Union webpages for details.
EU applicants should check here for the English requirements for their country. An accepted English language test such as IELTS, TOEFL etc can be used if they do not meet the English criteria listed for their country.
Further information on Brexit related requirements, advice and support for individuals and businesses is available.