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Maynooth University is an internationally recognised institution located 25 kilometres outside of Dublin, Ireland, and is the nation’s fastest growing university.
One of four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth University in 2018 placed in the global top 100 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Maynooth University is a place of lively contrasts–a modern institution, dynamic, rapidly-growing, research-led and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions.
With more than 12,000 students from more than 90 countries, Maynooth offers a range of programmes at undergraduate, Master’s and PhD level in the humanities, science and engineering, and social sciences, including business, law, and education. The University also offers a range of international programmes and partnerships.
Maynooth’s unique collegial culture fosters an interdisciplinary approach to research, which its world-class academics bring to bear in tackling some of the most fundamental challenges facing society today. The University’s research institutes and centres consolidate and deliver this impact as vibrant communities of learning, discovery and creation. Research at Maynooth also is very much central to its teaching, and the University prides itself on placing equal value on its research and teaching missions.
Ireland’s only University Town
We are a medium-sized university of almost 13,000 students situated just 25 kilometres west of Dublin city centre with lots of bus and rail links. We continue to invest significantly in a wide range of technologically advanced facilities catering for your academic, social and sporting life at university.
Students are at the heart of everything we do. Our revised curriculum, introduced in September 2016, offers you many opportunities to personalise your degree programme throughout your time with us; we have introduced more subject choice than ever before including a dedicated first year Critical Skills subject, flexible programme pathways and the opportunity to take an Elective and Experiential Learning opportunities to enhance your degree.
Globally- Connected University
With over a third of academic staff coming from abroad and many of our own academics and graduates working internationally, Maynooth University has built up a wealth of global connections. Students have an opportunity to study abroad, either for a full academic year, graduating with an international degree, or for a semester.
Career Prospectus and Development
From computer programmers to teachers, scientists to journalists, graduates from Maynooth University go on to a wide variety of careers. The figure for all MU undergraduate students who are in employment or in further study/training is 95% (2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey). The University’s Career Development Centre offers a range of resources to help you make key decisions about your career path.
Big issues solved at Maynooth University
Our world leading academics are putting their minds to solving many of the big issues facing Ireland and the world today. Maynooth University is a research-intensive university and, as such, research and scholarship are fundamental to our mission: research contributes to the advancement of human knowledge and understanding, addresses major societal challenges, infuses our teaching and enthuses our students.