International Development

Maynooth University


Course Name International Development
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MH50N MH51N
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Distance, Online, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences September 2020
Application Date All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date : 30 June 2020
PAC Application Information

Expand+The following information should be uploaded to PAC:

* Online PAC application form

* Personal statement of your academic and professional goals (SEE BELOW)

* Names and contact details of two referees who have agreed to write letters of recom...

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Duration 14 months full-time, 2-4 years 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+Undergraduate degree (2.2 or higher) in a development related discipline (e.g. Agricultural Science, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Geography, Health related discipline, Nutrition, Rural Development, Sociology or other Social Scienc...


Expand+International Development
International Development is concerned with the development of people all over the world. The international development programme was established in Maynooth University in 2013 in collaboration with the Kimmage Development...

Course Content

Expand+The MA Degree in International Development is designed to prepare participants for work in international development in a community, local government, youth/ adult education, or NGO setting. It offers learners an opportunity to explore contemporary t...

Subjects Taught

Expand+90 ECTS credits are required to complete the MA in International Development.Learners must complete five compulsory taught modules (30 credits in total) in addition to 6 optional modules (30 credits), and a 30 credit research based thesis. Taught m...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Graduates of this programme are well placed to pursue a career in development and humanitarian related field either overseas or in Ireland, including both ‘hands on’ management / field positions overseas, support roles in head offices and / or wo...

Further Enquiries Programme Coordinator: Eilish Dillon
Tel+353 (0)1 474 7347
Address: Room 3.3.3, Education House (North Campus) Maynooth University, Maynooth Co. Kildare
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