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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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Choosing Us

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:

IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score - applicants for Business Masters programmes must also have a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing  TOEFL (Paper based test): 560 TOEFL (Internet based test): 92 PTE(Pearson): 59

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850


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Prof. Séamus O’Connell

Prof. Séamus O’Connell

Professor of Sacred Scripture / Director of Postgraduate Studies
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