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Study at postgraduate level is about independence, confidence and insight. It brings a person to a new place! Gaining a postgraduate qualification not only enables one to have a new horizon on their discipline, it also offers new work horizons—postgrads work in better jobs with better prospects—as well as new life horizons.

Prof. Séamus O'Connell, Director of Post-Graduate Studies

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Postgraduate is about specialisation, passion for one’s chosen discipline and mastery therein. Choosing Postgraduate at St Patrick's College, Maynooth means entering a large and diverse academic community with scholars and postgraduates from over a dozen countries. It also means entering a community of learning with over two centuries of scholarly tradition, on a large contemporary campus—co-shared with dynamic Maynooth University, with significant international research and support networks, and striving to embrace students from a diversity of cultural and social backgrounds. The generosity of Maynooth’s donors provides scholarship and grant possibilities permit broad access to this life-transforming opportunity, ensuring access and new possibilities for promising students from many environments and contexts.

Further Information

Interviews for postgraduate programmes will be held in early June 2018.

A second round of interviews will be held in mid July.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. Certain programmes may have additional requirements.

Please note that these are general admission guidelines. For advice on specific cases, please send the qualification details to the Pontifical University Office before applying.

Minimum English language requirements:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum score of 600 (250 computer based, 100 Internet based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University, with Test of Written English at 475 +.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Test Patterns A and B, with an average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.00 in each band.

University of Cambridge: Advanced Certificate, Grade B or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2) Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)

English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP): With grade C1 or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)

Pearson English language text (PTE) - minimum requirement of 63 (with no section less than 59)

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Divine Word School of English, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, offers English language courses:

Prof. Séamus O’Connell

Prof. Séamus O’Connell

Professor of Sacred Scripture / Director of Postgraduate Studies
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