Education - School Guidance Counselling

The MEd School Guidance Counselling degree is designed to advance the professional development of School Guidance Counsellors and builds on the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Guidance Counselling (PGDEGC). This one-year programme involves participation in regular research-support seminars and consultation with supervisors towards the completion of a thesis.

Subjects taught

EDG603 Dissertation
Consultation with supervisors towards the completion of a thesis.

Entry requirements

Entry is restricted to applicants who have successfully completed all courses in the one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Guidance and Counselling (PGDEGC) or equivalent, with a grade of at least Second Class Honours, grade 1 standard. Applicants are expected to submit a thesis proposal of no less than 2,500 words that identifies a research issue, situates the problem in scholarly literature(s), and proposes a plan of research.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non- EU applicants.

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850.

Application dates

Closing Date : 31 May 2024


1 year part-time

Enrolment dates

Start date to be confirmed

Post Course Info

This MEd SGC builds on the PGDSGC (Post Graduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling) and aims to advance school-based Guidance Counsellors’ professional development. The programme is recognised by the Department of Education and Skills and the National Centre for Guidance in Education as a professional, international qualification in Guidance Counselling.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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