The MU International Office is the first point of contact for international students applying for full-degree, Erasmus, Study Abroad, and Summer School programmes, and supports MU students who wish to study abroad.
There are over 100 clubs and societies to choose from - run by the students for the students.
Getting involved will enhance your university experience and help you to learn new skills and make new friends.
We appreciate that making a final decision on the list of level 8 degree choices can be quite a challenge. We have therefore broadened the first year entry on many of our degrees in order to open up progression options to our students. This means that many of our first year students can spend the first few weeks of semester one sampling subjects or pathways within their degree before deciding on their options.
The MH101 Bachelor of Arts degree is an example of a degree offering flexibility. In excess of 1,200 students begin the Maynooth Arts degree annually. These students have up to four weeks to choose up to four subjects from a possible thirty five. After first year there may be an option to move into a specialised degree, depending on the subjects you choose in first year and your results.
The Maynooth Arts degree is a very flexible programme that offers students a wide range of options to customise their studies to match their own interests and goals.
You can spend up to four weeks at the start of first year sampling our range of Arts subjects before committing to the two, three or four that you prefer. You can also make changes in your choices at the start of the second semester.
When you begin second year you will be able to decide the structure of your degree (based on your subjects and results from first year). Most students take a two subject degree from second year (Double Major), but it may be possible to specialise in one subject with a little of another (Major with Minor), or just specialise in one subject (Single Major).
Critical Skills is available to take as one of your first year subjects - learn and hone the skills that employers demand of graduate recruits (only available in first year).
These are the possible transfer options having completed the first year of the Maynooth Arts degree (see for details):
BA in Classics
BA International Finance and Economics
BA Accounting and Finance
Single Major BBS or BBA (Business and Management / International Business / Marketing)
BBS Business and Accounting
LLB Single Major
BCL Double Major (Law and Arts / Law and Accounting / Law and Business / Law and Criminology)
BSc Computer Science and Software Engineering/ BSc Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development
Postgraduate study:Recent research shows that Maynooth University Master's degrees support employability, with 75% of our Taught Master's graduates surveyed reporting employment within nine months of graduation. It is possible through your Master's degree to become an expert in a subject that you have already studied, with one to one attention in smaller class sizes and independent research projects. You could also undertake a Master's in a totally new discipline to complement your degree.
Some of the transferable skills that an Arts degree offers 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)
Looking for postgraduate study information? Talk to the Graduate Studies Office at the Open Day.
Want to specialise after your degree in a subject you love? Want to convert your degree into something different at Masters level or undertake PhD studies? For everything postgraduate at Maynooth University, the Graduate Studies website provides course details, funding options and scholarships information.