Maynooth University


Course Name Philosophy
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MHV52
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters HDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences September
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Duration 2 years Part-time
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Entry Requirements A third-level qualification in any subject or combination. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English-language requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
TOEFL (paper-based test): 585
TOEFL (Internet-based test): 95
PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850.
Course Content

Expand+The Diploma and the Higher Diploma in Philosophy are part-time postgraduate programmes in philosophy. They provide students who already possess a third-level qualification with a qualification in philosophy. The courses are open to any student who ...

Subjects Taught The programme requires 40 credits each year (40 credits in total for the Diploma; 80 credits for the Higher Diploma). Students are allowed to complement their Maynooth University modules with modules offered by the Philosophy Department at St. Patrick’s College, for up to 10 credits each year.

The Diploma is a one-year part time programme with the Higher Diploma being a two-year part time programme.
Careers or Further Progression The Diploma and Higher Diploma in Philosophy are suitable for those who, already holding a degree in another field, wish to pursue university-level studies in the subject short of a full BA. The Higher Diploma is often chosen by students from religious orders whose education requires a strong philosophy component.
Further Enquiries Programme Director: Prof. Philipp W. Rosemann

Postgraduate Coordinator: Dr Amos Edelheit
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3661 or 3680
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 4525
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Address: Department of Philosophy, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
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