• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The overall aim of the Adult and Community Education PhD Programme at the Maynooth University is to facilitate the students in making an original contribution to the knowledge base in the field of adult and community education through research.
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Overview

This is part of a University-wide programme, which provides modules that students can undertake in the course of their studies. These are broadly categorised under three headings:

  • Subject Specific Skills/Advanced Specialist Modules
  • Generic Skills
  • Transferable Skills

Key facts:

This Adult and Community Education PhD Programme at the Maynooth University is designed to facilitate students to complete within a reasonable time. The Structured PhD takes four years full-time or six years part-time to complete. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Craft And Logics Of Social Research 
  • Professional Skills - Thesis Completion And Career Development
  • The Craft And Logics Of Social Research
  • Prior Learning Portfolio Development
  • Personal Progress Programme
  • Advanced Gender Studies In Adult And Community Education
  • Ethical Perspectives On Adult Education

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    585

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Primary degree (or equivalent) and a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Proposal of approximately 5,000 words which needs to be sent to the academic co-ordinator Dr Bríd Connolly and then approved by the Structured PhD Team. 
  • Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Part-time: 4,330 Euro

Living costs for Maynooth

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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