Students beginning second year in September 2016 will have additional flexibility to customise their programme of study.
A range of options will be available:Double Major – taking two subjects equally to degree level
Major with Minor – specialising in one subject to degree level, while continuing with a smaller amount of a second subject
Single Major – specialising in only one subject to degree level – where available.
If you have any questions about options available to you, please consult our Guide available above, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: All choices will be subject to timetabling restrictions and individual programme requirements. At minimum, in order to pursue a major or a minor in second year you must have passed that subject in first year.
Gain exposure to a topic that you find interesting but outside your chosen subject(s) by taking an Elective Stream that makes up 1/6 of your study in second year.
Employers seek to hire people who can look at the world in different ways, to find innovative solutions to their most challenging problems. Or you may simply be interested in the topic. Taking an elective stream gives you exposure to different ideas and different ways of thinking, enabling you to appreciate alternative perspectives.
Taking an elective stream will help:
- Broaden your perspective (e.g. by taking an interdisciplinary topic)
- Allow you to interact with students from other disciplines
- Develop transferable skills for the future in a way that complements your main disciplinary studies (e.g. study of a modern language, entrepreneurship, or science communication).
If you have any questions about elective streams, please consult our Second Year Guide available above, or send an email to email@example.com.
From September 2016 we are making changes to our marks and standards for second year undergraduates. These changes are designed to ensure the continued strength and quality of the Maynooth degree. There are two main changes:
The default compensation mark for a module is 35%. That means that if you get a module mark of under 35% you cannot pass the module by compensation, and must repeat it or substitute another module.
Your second year mark will contribute to your final degree mark. Generally second year of a three year degree, or a degree with study abroad, will contribute 30% towards the final degree mark, while second year of a four year degree will contribute 10% towards your final degree mark.
Further details on these changes are available here
For the full regulations see the University Marks and Standards at www.maynoothuniversity.ie/university-policies