Education - Adult & Community Education- Research

Maynooth University


Course Name Education - Adult & Community Education- Research
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MHA02 MHA03
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 10 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters PhD
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences: September or January
Application Date Closing date: Research applications are accepted at any time. Interviews with candidates are typically held in the spring so it is recommended that you contact the coordinators well in advance of this during the autumn/winter term with your initial proposal.
PAC Application Information

Expand+In the first instance, please contact the academic co-ordinators Fergal Finnegan ( and Bernie Grummell ( to discuss your application. Once the academic co-ordinators and the Structured PhD Team have approve...

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Duration 4 years full time or 6 years part time
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Entry Requirements PhD entry requirements:

- Primary degree (or equivalent) and a Masters degree in Adult and Community Education or a relevant discipline,

- Experience in higher or adult education,

- Proven ability in academic writing.

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 overall aim of the Structured PhD Programme is to facilitate the students in making an original contribution to the knowledge base in the field of adult and community education through research. It meets the needs of practitioners in the field of...

Research Areas

Expand+The Department is particularly interested in working on research projects concerning radical perspectives on adult learning theory, social and gender analyses of adult, community and further education, theoretical and practical studies of community e...

Careers or Further Progression While the participants on Structured Phd programme will be skilled professionals on entry to the programme, experience over the four years will prepare them to further advance in their professional and academic careers in the areas of research, policy development, teaching and engagement.
Further Enquiries

Expand+Programme Directors:
Dr Bernie Grummell
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3761

Dr Fergal Finnegan
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 6059

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