We encourage applications from mature learners to our programmes and we operate a process for assessing existing qualifications (including those awarded outside of the State) and prior learning. Our policies of admission, transfer and progression are in accordance with those of Maynooth University (see Non Standard Entry / Recognition of Prior Learning (RPEL) Request).
Access, Progression and Recognition of Prior Learning
In exceptional circumstances, a process whereby recognition of prior learning is taken into account may be used to determine entry to a programme of study at Award Level 9 – the Post Graduate/MA in International Development, if the College decides that a candidate without the normal (required academic) entry requirements is worthy of special consideration.
It is our policy that any credits towards a full award which have been allocated on the basis of recognition of prior learning will be clearly indicated in the relevant sections (ECTS credits) of the final Diploma Supplement issued to all successful learners on completion of their programme of study. This will ensure ease of recognition for other academic providers and/or employers.
For further information, download the Maynooth University Procedure for Non Standard Entrants and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL). You can also download the Maynooth University Non standard entry/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPEL) Request Form.