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
PAC Application Information Applications for all Maynooth University postgraduate programmes must be made online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) at This is an online application system that allows applicants, for a fee of €50, to apply for up to three courses at Maynooth University. Course selection can be from any of our PhD, Research and Taught Masters, Diplomas or Certificate courses. The fee is paid directly to PAC.
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Duration This is a 3.5 year programme, comprising of 8 modules. Workshops are offered one day per week on 12 dates annually during years 1 and 2. Students work independently with their supervisor(s) during the reminder of the programme, meeting on 3-4 occasions annually during the final year and half of the programme.
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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 in higher and adult education contexts.

The programme supports education practitioners to devel...

Research Areas

Expand+Research interests include current educational issues and challenges in higher, further, adult, and community in Ireland and globally. Research topics include critical analysis of the policy and practice-based knowledge and experiences of educators a...

Careers or Further Progression Career Options
Practitioners in a diverse range of roles in adult and higher education.
Further Enquiries Programme Directors: Bernie Grummell, Fergal Finnegan, Anne Ryan
Tel + 353-1- 708-3761
Address Maynooth University Department of Adult and Community Education, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
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