Education - Higher & Adult Education - Research

Maynooth University


Course Name Education - Higher & Adult Education - Research
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MHA07
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 Part time
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters PhD
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences: September 2023
PAC Application Information

Expand+Please Note: Applications for this programme are bi-annual, the next intake will be Sept 2023

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the course before applying, please contact the directors, Dr. Bernie Grummell, Dr Fergal Finnegan.


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Duration 4 Years
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Entry Requirements Applicants should have:

- successfully completed a Masters programme in adult, community or higher education or an equivalent programme at level 9,

- current and significant experience in teaching 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 Doctorate in Higher and Adult Education (DHAE) brings together practitioners with substantial experience in the design, implementation and delivery across a wide range of higher and adult education contexts.

The programme supports educational ...

Subjects Taught This is a 4-year programme, comprising of required modules. Typically, modules are offered one day per week on 12 dates annually during years 1 and 2. Students attend 6-7 workshops in year during the reminder of the programme and are supported in the research through individual and group supervision and the department’s research centre.

Research Areas

Expand+The programme supports research on key educational issues and challenges in higher, further, adult and community in Ireland and globally. To date there has been a strong focus on reflection on practitioner knowledge and experience, research which se...

Careers or Further Progression While the participants on the Doctorate in Higher and Adult Education 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 across a range of disciplines.
Further Enquiries Programme Directors: Bernie Grummell, Fergal Finnegan
Tel + 353-1- 708-3761, email
Tel + 353-1- 708-6059, email

Programme Administrator: Rose Gallagher
Tel + 353-1- 708-3937, email


Address Maynooth University Department of Adult and Community Education, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
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