Community & Youth Work - Full Time

Maynooth University


Course Name Community & Youth Work - Full Time
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MH116
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters BSocSc
Duration 3 years (full-time)

Erasmus/Study Abroad Option: Subject to availability

Placement Required: Fieldwork placements integral to programme
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Certificate: 2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish, English & 3rd language.

Restricted application course – apply to the CAO by February 1st.
- entrance test/interviews required
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Age Restrictions
In general, students must be 17 years or older by 15th January in the year after entry to the University. If you are younger, you must make a special application to the University’s President.

All Leaving Certificate subjects...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules

Points are awarded as follows:
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

Applicants can use their points allocation for the Link Modules as one of their best six subjects for the purpose of calculating points, but the Link Modules do not qualify as a subject for minimum entry requirement purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Maynooth University greatly values the particular contribution of mature students to the academic and social environment of the University. A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time deg...

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Number of Places 2021: 30
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Financial Support For information on grants go to:
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022 - Restricted Course

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

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Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content

Expand+Community Work is the development and empowerment of communities, through the active participation of people in addressing issues that affect them collectively; Youth Work is defined in Irish legislation and policy as a process of personal and social...

Subjects Taught

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MH116 and MH802
Both MH116 (full-time) and MH802 (part-time) combine on-campus study of a range of topics relevant to community and youth work with off-campus supervised fieldwork practice. Supervised fieldwork in both community wo...


Expand+Application procedure for all applicants to MH116
As this is a restricted course on the CAO, all applicants to MH116 will be requested to submit a personal statement outlining their reasons for wanting to do this course (in no more than 350 words),...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Options after graduation?
Graduates are equipped to take up professional employment in a range of community and youth work organisations and agencies – community development projects, local, urban and rural
development groups, community youth p...

Further Enquiries Maynooth University Department of Applied Social Studies, Laraghbryan House
tel: + 353 1 708 3743 / + 353 1 708 4574
twitter: @MUAppSocSc
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 0 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2020 0 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2019 0 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)