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Those holding the Higher Diploma are deemed to have reached the honours degree standard in Mathematics. The Diploma is awarded at pass and honours levels. Read more

Overview

Those holding the Higher Diploma are deemed to have reached the honours degree standard in Mathematics. The Diploma is awarded at pass and honours levels.

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications admits those with a First Class or Second Class Grade 1 Higher Diploma to Graduate Membership. Others who have passed the Higher Diploma are admitted to Associate Membership.

Course Structure

This is a one-year full-time course, though it may also be taken part-time over two or more years. Modules include Partial Differential Equations, Group Theory, Rings and fields, Probability, Research Projects and Differential Geometry.

Career Options

Students who attain First Class Honours or Second Class Grade 1 in the Diploma are eligible to apply to higher postgraduate programs in Mathematics or related fields. The Diploma may also be taken as a final course in Mathematics for those wishing to take up employment in, for example, Industry, Commerce, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Software Development, Process Engineering or Education.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code

MHR54

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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Those holding the Higher Diploma are deemed to have reached the honours degree standard in Mathematics. The Diploma is awarded at pass and honours levels. Read more

Overview

Those holding the Higher Diploma are deemed to have reached the honours degree standard in Mathematics. The Diploma is awarded at pass and honours levels.

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications admits those with a First Class or Second Class Grade 1 Higher Diploma to Graduate Membership. Others who have passed the Higher Diploma are admitted to Associate Membership.

Course Structure

This course may be taken part-time over two or more years. Modules include Partial Differential Equations, Group Theory, Rings and fields, Probability, Research Projects and Differential Geometry.

Career Options

Students who attain First Class Honours or Second Class Grade 1 in the Diploma are eligible to apply to higher postgraduate programs in Mathematics or related fields. The Diploma may also be taken as a final course in Mathematics for those wishing to take up employment in, for example, Industry, Commerce, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Software Development, Process Engineering or Education.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHR55 Part-time

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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The Higher Diploma in Further Education is made up of three areas of professional development. 1. Foundation Disciplines of Adult and Further Education. Read more

Overview

The Higher Diploma in Further Education is made up of three areas of professional development:
1. Foundation Disciplines of Adult and Further Education
2. Professional Studies
3. Teaching Practice

Applications may be made through PAC (http://www.pac.ie) using code MHA90. The closing date for the next point of entry (September 2015) is 28 February 2015.

Registration with the Teaching Council of Ireland

1. Candidates are responsible for checking their own eligibility to register with the Teaching Council of Ireland separate from their application to Maynooth Universityfor the Higher Diploma in Further Education.

2. Candidates are required to contact the Teaching Council of Ireland for further information as applicants are dealt with on an individual basis.

3. Applicants wishing to register as a teacher in the Further Education sector must meet the requirements set out in the
Teaching Council Ireland FE Regulations

The Higher Diploma in Further Education is a professional teaching qualification in further education. It provides student teachers with the theoretical knowledge and the practical and reflective skills required to confidently work in further education settings. The course includes a 100 hours teaching practice.

Course Structure

Modules include sociology of adult and further education, learning methodologies, philosophy of adult education, curriculum studies and assessment methods, ethics and teaching practice.

Career Options

This course has professional accreditation of Further Education Initial Teacher Education from the Teaching Council of Ireland, enabling graduates to work in adult education teaching settings.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHA90

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

In addition to details forwarded to PAC and the application details on PAC, each applicant is required to provide a short narrative in which they outline why they are applying for the course, what they hope to get from it, both personally and professionally, and what experience they will bring to the course. This narrative should be inserted into the PAC personal statement text box.

Applications via PAC are reviewed and those who are deemed appropriate are interviewed with a view to determining the suitability for the course for the student and the suitability of the student for the course. All successful applicants are required to secure Garda Clearance before undertaking placement.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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The Higher Diploma in Information Technology is a postgraduate conversion course intended for graduates whose primary degrees are not in Computing and Information Technology. Read more

Overview

The Higher Diploma in Information Technology is a postgraduate conversion course intended for graduates whose primary degrees are not in Computing and Information Technology. On completion of the course participants would be expected to reach a level of competence equivalent to that of 3-year computer science graduates.

Career Options

Information Technology and Software Development is one of Ireland’s foremost export sectors driving the smart economy. Most of the leading multinationals have made significant investment in Ireland along with hundreds of other indigenous Irish companies. The industry has a wide range of strengths in insurance and banking applications, telecommunications, e-learning, healthcare and systems software. One of the major needs identified by software companies is for more people with expertise in computing combined with other domain specific knowledge such as a business qualification. This is where a blend of the Higher Diploma in Information Technology with an existing degree qualification can open many job opportunities.

Information Technology is an interesting area of study with a broad educational value that opens many doors. The flexibility of career paths, and the wide range of business, social, medical and artistic areas with which computing interacts can make it particularly attractive to women.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/computer-science/our-courses/higher-diploma-information-technology#tabs-apply

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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The Higher Diploma in Statistics is for those with a non-statistical background who wish to reach in nine months a level of statistical knowledge equivalent to that of a BSc Honours degree in Statistics. Read more
The Higher Diploma in Statistics is for those with a non-statistical background who wish to reach in nine months a level of statistical knowledge equivalent to that of a BSc Honours degree in Statistics. It is specifically designed to provide students with a solid theoretical and applied statistical knowledge so that they can continue to further study in the field of Statistics or be employed as an applied statistician on completion of the degree.

The Higher Diploma in Statistics is a taught postgraduate programme which provides students with a good background in statistical theory and methods. Students learn about the fundamentals of probability and statistics, as well as gaining knowledge of standard statistical techniques. Additionally students will learn how to work with several statistical software packages.

This programme runs full time for one academic year - September to May (2 semesters)
This programme runs part time for two academic years - September to May (4 semesters)

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The Higher Diploma in English is a programme designed for applicants who already hold a BA or comparable degree, and who wish to add English to their list of qualifications. Read more

Overview

The Higher Diploma in English is a programme designed for applicants who already hold a BA or comparable degree, and who wish to add English to their list of qualifications. It is particularly useful for applicants who may already be teachers, or who wish to qualify as teachers in the future, and who would like to have the background to teach English to Leaving Certificate level. The programme may also be of interest to applicants who already hold an undergraduate qualification in another subject, and simply want to study English out of interest in the subject. Modules range from courses on Shakespeare, the Victorian Novel, to Modernism, Postmodernism, and Irish and World Literatures.

Course Structure

The Part-time Higher Diploma requires a student to take Second and Third Year English from the BA programme over two-years, amounting to 60 credits in English. Students may choose any combination of 30 credits from the modules offered each year.

Career Options

The programme has helped graduates to qualify towards a career in teaching at Leaving Certificate level. Applicants who wish to use this programme to enhance their range of teaching subjects are advised to contact the Teaching Council before applying to ensure recognition.

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The Higher Diploma in English is a programme designed for applicants who already hold a BA or comparable degree, and who wish to add English to their list of qualifications. Read more

Overview

The Higher Diploma in English is a programme designed for applicants who already hold a BA or comparable degree, and who wish to add English to their list of qualifications. It is particularly useful for applicants who may already be teachers, or who wish to qualify as teachers in the future, and who would like to have the background to teach English to Leaving Certificate level. The programme may also be of interest to applicants who already hold an undergraduate qualification in another subject, and simply want to study English out of interest in the subject. Modules range from courses on Shakespeare, the Victorian Novel, to Modernism, Postmodernism, and Irish and World Literatures.

Course Structure

The Higher Diploma requires a student to take both Second and Third Year English from the BA programme in a single year, amounting to 60 credits in English.

Career Options

The programme has helped graduates to qualify towards a career in teaching at Leaving Certificate level. Applicants who wish to use this programme to enhance their range of teaching subjects are advised to contact the Teaching Council before applying to ensure recognition.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHK70

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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Increasingly, technical personnel, administrators, and policy-makers are being required to have an in-depth knowledge of relevant legal advances and to deploy an enormous array of analytical, conceptual, professional, and writing skills. Read more

Overview

Increasingly, technical personnel, administrators, and policy-makers are being required to have an in-depth knowledge of relevant legal advances and to deploy an enormous array of analytical, conceptual, professional, and writing skills. Maynooth University Department of Law’s Higher Diploma in Legal Studies addresses this need by offering students a strong core of legal knowledge to support more advanced specialised legal topics pertinent to many typical non-law careers.

Course Structure

Students must complete 60 credits over the course of the year; 30 credits per semester. The Legal Skills module (10 credits) is the only compulsory element of the programme. Students may then select their 50 credits from a variety of taught courses. The availability of optional modules is subject to timetabling constraints. Modules offered include EU Law, Contract Law, Torts, Constitutional Law, Equity and Trusts, and Jurisprudence.

Career Options

The Higher Diploma in Legal Studies offers students a strong core of legal knowledge to support their work in a variety careers, including financial services and human resources.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MH60J Full-time

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed.

Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of their birth certificate or valid passport.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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The Diploma and the Higher Diploma in Philosophy are part-time postgraduate programmes in Philosophy and provide students who already possess a third level qualification with a qualification in Philosophy. Read more

Overview

The Diploma and the Higher Diploma in Philosophy are part-time postgraduate programmes in Philosophy and provide students who already possess a third level qualification with a qualification in Philosophy. The courses are open to any student who satisfies the entry requirements: a third-level qualification in any subject or combination. For the Diploma the programme of study will extend over one year and its modules are drawn from the first and second year of the BA Philosophy programme. For the HDip the programme of study will extend over a two-year period and students will be required to achieve a pass on the first year’s courses before being admitted to the second year. The modules for the second year of the Higher Diploma in Philosophy are drawn from the third year of the BA Philosophy programme and students will be required to write a 5000 word dissertation. The topic of the dissertation will be chosen by the student from any area of philosophy and must be approved by the by the BA dissertation co-ordinator.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/philosophy/our-courses/higher-diploma-philosophy

Course Structure

The programme will involve 8 hours of lectures and one tutorial per week in year one and seven hours of lectures and one tutorial hour per week in year two. Module themes include theories of knowledge, extended essay assignment, philosophy of God, reason, science and religion, logical reasoning and critical thinking.

Career Options

Increasingly, philosophy graduates are being hired by large corporations, e.g. in roles such as management consultancy, as people who can approach problems from a new perspective. Philosophy graduates are valued for their quick intelligence, their ability to reason clearly and independently and their ability to take an overview on the problem or situation confronting them.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHV52

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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The Higher Diploma in Science (Software Development) is a one-year programme for graduates with degrees in ANY subject giving them a practical introduction to software development including programming, software design and testing, team project work. Read more
The Higher Diploma in Science (Software Development) is a one-year programme for graduates with degrees in ANY subject giving them a practical introduction to software development including programming, software design and testing, team project work. It is designed to give students practical skills for use in the software industry as programmers, software designers and testers and to bring students to the standard for industrial accreditation as programmers.

Teaching and learning will be through lectures, practical lab sessions, and directed reading as required for the different subjects. Module delivery is not just a scheduled series of topics, but rather balanced to meet the needs and progression rates of the students. The course places a balance between learning the fundamentals of the subject, and applying them in practice.

Assessment is handled in a similar manner, with most modules having a combination of practical assessment during the delivery of the module, and an examination at the end of the semester. Typically module material is also made available through eLearning tools (primarily Moodle) allowing students to revise at their own pace. Additional tutorials are used, where required, to assist students who may have problems with particular aspects of a module.

The course is designed to give students practical skills for use in the software industry as programmers, software designers and testers and to bring students to the standard for industrial accreditation as programmers.

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The Higher Diploma in Science (Computer Science) is a postgraduate course intended for graduates whose primary degree included 3-year’s study of Computing. Read more

Overview

The Higher Diploma in Science (Computer Science) is a postgraduate course intended for graduates whose primary degree included 3-year’s study of Computing. On completion of the course participants would be expected to reach a level of competence equivalent to that of a four year BSc graduate in Computer Science.

Course Structure

Students choose, subject to module prerequisites, 9 modules; modules chosen must not have been covered at this level in a previous qualification. In addition a project is required.

Career Options

The course brings graduates to a level equivalent to a 4-year degree in computer science and to apply for jobs intended for such graduates. Graduates will be eligible to apply for further postgraduate study including taught MSc in Computer Science and MSc/PhD by research.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/computer-science/our-courses/higher-diploma-science-computer-science#tabs-apply

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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Those holding the Higher Diploma are deemed to have reached the honours degree standard in Statistics; it is awarded at pass and honours levels. Read more

Overview

Those holding the Higher Diploma are deemed to have reached the honours degree standard in Statistics; it is awarded at pass and honours levels. Those holding the Diploma with a First Class Honours or with Second Class Honours Grade 1 are deemed ready for higher postgraduate research work in Statistics or related fields.

Students considering taking this course with a view to teaching Mathematics are strongly advised to talk to the Teaching Council in advance.

Course Structure

This is a one-year full time course, though it may be taken part time over two or more years. Modules include Data Analysis, Research Projects, Linear Models, Categorical Data Analysis and Statistical Inference.

Career Options

The course is suitable for those wishing to take up employment as a Statistician in areas such as the Civil Service, the Pharmaceutical sector, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Market Research, Environmental Monitoring, Industrial Quality Control, Statistical Programming and Data Management.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHR58

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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Those holding the Higher Diploma are deemed to have reached the honours degree standard in Statistics; it is awarded at pass and honours levels. Read more

Overview

Those holding the Higher Diploma are deemed to have reached the honours degree standard in Statistics; it is awarded at pass and honours levels. Those holding the Diploma with a First Class Honours or with Second Class Honours Grade 1 are deemed ready for higher postgraduate research work in Statistics or related fields.
Students considering taking this course with a view to teaching Mathematics are strongly advised to talk to the Teaching Council in advance.

Course Structure

This is a one-year full time course, though it may be taken part time over two or more years. Modules include Data Analysis, Research Projects, Linear Models, Categorical Data Analysis and Statistical Inference.

Career Options

The course is suitable for those wishing to take up employment as a Statistician in areas such as the Civil Service, the Pharmaceutical sector, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Market Research, Environmental Monitoring, Industrial Quality Control, Statistical Programming and Data Management.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHR59

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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Data analytics/science is the science of extracting insight from large amounts of raw data in order to enable better understanding of the processes that created it and so help in analysis, theory exploration and decision making. Read more

Overview

Data analytics/science is the science of extracting insight from large amounts of raw data in order to enable better understanding of the processes that created it and so help in analysis, theory exploration and decision making. These techniques can be applied in the natural science, social science and business domains.
The Higher Diploma in Data Analytics is a new, purpose designed course which has been carefully designed to address industry needs. The course is a collaboration between the Departments of Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science and the National Centre for Geocomputation.
The modules are designed to give students the knowledge and skills to collect, process, analyse and visualise data in order to extract useful information, explore statistical patterns, test hypotheses, and explore the implications of models.

Course Structure

Students will gain skills in programming, statistics and databases, followed by an advanced module on statistical machine learning. The course includes material on the social and ethical consequences of the use of data and the implications for business and government. Applications from many industry sectors will be explored in our Case studies module. In the Project module, students will put these technical skills in to practice. They will also gain experience in report writing, presentations and teamwork. Our Workplace preparation module will help students transfer these skills to the workplace.

Career Options

The Data Analytics jobs market is expanding in Ireland. Jobs are available in any industry or sector that collects data, ranging from IT, to Healthcare, Finance, Food science and Travel.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHR66

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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The aim of this course is to enable graduates having some mathematical background attain the level required to teach the subject in schools. Read more

Overview

The aim of this course is to enable graduates having some mathematical background attain the level required to teach the subject in schools. On completion, students should attain a level of mastery comparable to that of Joint-Honours graduates in Mathematical Studies.

Students considering taking this course with a view to teaching Mathematics are strongly advised to talk to the Teaching Council in advance.

Course Structure

This is a one-year full-time course, though it may also be taken part-time over two or more years. Modules include Graph Theory, numerical Analysis, Mathematical Biology, Elementary Number theory, Introduction To Statistics, Linear Algebra, Calculus and Complex Analysis.

Career Options

The course supports students to attain the skills required to become a teacher of mathematics in secondary schools.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHR57

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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