Applicants for the MH103 must be able to demonstrate, at audition, a minimum of Grade 6 (ABRSM) on a standard orchestral instrument, piano, organ, classical guitar or voice; traditional Irish instrumentalists of a comparable fluency will also be considered. Prospective students must complete a short Music Entrance Test of general musicianship.
The written Music Entrance Test for restricted course MH103 takes place on Saturday 28th of March 2020. (Date will be publicised in due course). Applicants who have applied via the CAO for the BMus Bachelor of Music MH103 will receive details of the test in the post.
Following the Music Entrance Test, successful applicants are shortlisted and invited to an interview and audition, expected to take place during the first week in May 2020.
Sample Music Test
Restricted application course – apply to the CAO by February 1st.
The Department of Applied Social Studies writes to applicants for MH116 and MH802 in March inviting them to attend a written assessment in Maynooth University on Saturday the 28th of March 2020.
Applicants will also be asked to bring the following on the day of the written assessment:
1. A personal statement (max 350 words) which addresses:
- Why you are applying for this programme
- Outlining your personal understanding of community work and youth work
- Why you think you would make a good community worker and/or youth worker?
2. References (two written references from work or voluntary experience or other involvement)
Only candidates shortlisted after the written assessment and submission of personal statement / references will be invited to attend group and individual interviews which will take place in April.
At interview stage applicants for the part-time degree (MH802) will be asked to provide employer's consent forms.
Preliminary offers pending matriculation results and completion of all procedures, including vetting by the National Vetting Bureau as per the National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016, will be made in late May.
Applications typically re-open for MH802 Community & Youth Work (part-time/in-service) through Available Places on the CAO in August.
Please contact the Department of Applied Social Studies at 01-708 3743 / 01-708 4574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Any offer of a place on this programme is subject to a satisfactory background check by the National Vetting Bureau.
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty and require examination support for the written assessments, please download the Request for Examination Supports Form. You should send in this completed form along with your supporting documentation to Bridget Gormley, Disability Office, MAP Lodge, North Campus, Maynooth University, Co. Kildare, W23 F2K8, Ireland.
The closing date for requesting examination supports for mature and restricted entry entrance tests is 15 March.
Visit the Disability Office section of this website for further information about the supports we provide.