Education - Special Educational Needs

Maynooth University


Course Name Education - Special Educational Needs
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MH51L
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters PG Dip
Application Date All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date : 30 June 2020
PAC Application Information

Expand+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, ...

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Duration 1 year Part-time
Course Fee In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
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Financial Support Postgraduate Scholarships

Launching 2020
Maynooth University invested €1.4 million in postgraduate scholarship support in 2019. We welcome applications from Maynooth alumni, current students entering postgraduate studies and all EU and non-EU students commencing their postgraduate studies with us. Our scholarship opportunities will open on this webpage in early 2020.
Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants, who should be qualified teachers, need to meet the following requirements:

Primary: Applicants should have satisfactorily completed their probationary period. They must be qualified teachers who hold

A) a position in a sanctioned ...


Expand+The Froebel Department’s educational and research focus is on progressive child-centred education. It seeks to foster quality teaching and learning, creativity, integration and sound practical classroom practice in various settings. The Department ...

Course Content

Expand+This Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs is a recognised postgraduate qualification for teachers working in the area of special educational needs and learning support in mainstream primary and post primary schools and for teachers in sp...

Subjects Taught


The programme runs from September until May and is delivered by the Programme Leader supported by a cohort of external lecturers with a wide range of expertise . Issues pertaining to inclusive education and special needs will be explored and tea...

Careers or Further Progression Graduates of the course will be better equipped to address the ever changing challenges of the modern educational environment in mainstream or special schools. Graduates will be qualified to work as educators in the area of special education.
Further Enquiries Coordinator Deirdre Forde
Tel +353 (01) 474 7411
Address Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
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