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    Maynooth University

    Maynooth University


    Ireland, Maynooth

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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines25-Sep-2023
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    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    EUR 13,500  / Year
    Next Intake 25-Sep-2023

    bachelor community studies


    Community Studies as a part-time (evening) interdisciplinary degree for mature applicants only (21 years or more);
    Departments involved are Adult and Community Education; Anthropology; Applied Social Studies; Sociology; History; Geography.
    The BA in Community Studies (Social Sciences) is specifically designed for adult students who are interested in pursuing a part-time evening degree.
    New students are catered for in Semester 1 with an introduction to programmes which includes a comprehensive study skills and student support module aimed at people who have been out of the education system for any length of time.
    If you are interested in community work, addiction and recovery, youth studies, history, politics, development, adult education, society and culture and have two free evenings a week, then this wide-ranging degree will appeal to you.
    Use previous learning to fast-track to the degree award through our Recognition of Prior Learning system.


    Entry Requirements

    General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihiyah) with a minimum overall score of 85% plus recognised Foundation Year

    English Program Requirements

    IELTS: 6.0 minimum overall score
    TOEFL (Paper based test): 550
    TOEFL (Internet based test) :80
    PTE(Pearson): 55


    The community, voluntary and statutory sectors.
    Adult and further education and training; community development, teaching, drug and alcohol services, civil service and Non-Governmental Organisations.
    Postgraduate study in fields of interest such as education, citizenship, social inclusion and social cohesion, regeneration, narrative enquiry, gender studies, politics and sociology.
    Progression to the Professional Master of Education for Secondary School teaching or the HDip. in Further Education and Training.

    Fee Information

    Tuition Fee

    EUR 13,500  / Year

    How to Apply

      Want To Study Abroad In Ireland at Maynooth University?


      Students interested in coming to Maynooth University as a Non-EU Study Abroad or Exchange student can apply to Maynooth University for one semester or one academic year. 

      If you wish to be a study abroad or exchange student, you must first be nominated to Maynooth University by your home school Coordinator/Advisor. 

      If your home school does not have a partnership with Maynooth University, you can apply to us directly or through one of the Study Abroad Providers we work with. 

      Please email [email protected] for Spring 2023 application link. 


      Fall 2022  Spring 2023  Full-Year 2022/23  
      €6,000 €6,000 €12,000

      The above fees are confirmed for the 2022/23 academic year only and may be subject to change after that.

      If you are coming to Maynooth University as a non-EU international student for a semester or a full-year you will be eligible for the above fees.
      Please note that these fees are for tuition only and additional fees for accommodation, immigration etc. may be incurred. Exchange students from partner universities are exempt from the above tuition fees.

      Please follow the link below to find more information on the cost of living in Ireland as well as important details that will help you plan your stay in Maynooth.




      You Can Apply To Study Abroad for a Semester or for the Full Academic Year

      Fall Semester: 31st May
      Full Academic Year: 31st May 
      Spring semester: 31st October

      Application for Study Abroad fall & full year 2022/23 
      Application for Exchange fall & full year 2022/23

      Application for Study Abroad & Exchange Spring 2023


      In Order To Complete Your Maynooth University Study Abroad Application You Need:

      Required documents:

      • Transcript 
      • Passport photo page scan (please ensure you include your name when saving the scanned document)
      • Two academic references (if GPA is below 3.0)
      • English language test score (if English is not your first language)

      The English Language Requirements Are:

      • IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each band)
      • TOEFL paper-based (560) or TOEFL IBT (92) (we do not accept TOEFL ITP) 


      You Have Submitted Your Application, What Happens Next?

      Once you submit your application the international office team will process your details and will assess if your application is suitable to be accepted. This process can be time consuming but we endeavour to respond to you with an update within 2-4 weeks of submitting your application.

      ACCEPTANCE EMAILS will be sent to the email address entered on the application form on a rolling basis.     

      Once you have submitted your application we highly advise you to start looking at the type of classes you can study here at Maynooth University. 
      At Maynooth University, we have an International Coodinator in each Department who is a point of contact for any academic queries, e.g. course content, etc. You can contact the International Coodinators if you require further academic detail than what is included on our course finder database.




      If you have a disability or medical condition and think you may need additional supports while studying at Maynooth University, you can apply for accommodations with the Disability Office. Please note to avail of Disability Supports, you must provide verification of disability from an appropriate professional. More information on supports, accommodations and required documentation is available on the Disability Office webpage. International Students should note that supports with a financial cost are funded by a students home university.

      If you are a student with a disability you can register with the Disability Office for advice and support. You will be allocated a Disability Advisor who will coordinate a range of supports to help you reach your full potential while studying with us. In order to be allocated to an advisor and avail of these supports, you must register with the Disability Office, which should be done after you receive your acceptance and before arrival in Maynooth.

      The registration process is outlined on the Disability Office website.


      Please note, if you wish to avail of Exam Accommodations, the deadline for Exam Accommodations is the first Friday in November for the January exams and the first Friday in March for both the May and August exams.


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