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Education - Adult & Community Education- Research

The overall aim of the Structured MLitt Programme is to facilitate the students in making an original contribution to the knowledge base in the field of adult and community education through research. This programme is designed to facilitate students to complete within a reasonable time. The Structured MLitt takes two years full-time or three years part-time to complete. The Department is particularly interested in working on research projects concerning radical perspectives on adult learning theory, theoretical and practical studies of community development, women's education, adult basic education, human development programmes, adult guidance and counselling, interventions with marginalised adults and their communities as well as topics in higher education.

The Structured MLitt programme meet the needs of professionals in the field of Adult and Community Education. The compulsory modules are designed to facilitate students' progress throughout the programme.

The overall aim of the Structured PhD Programme is to facilitate the students in making an original contribution to the knowledge base in the field of adult and community education through research. This is part of a University-wide programme, which provides modules that students can undertake in the course of their studies. These are broadly categorised under three headings:

- Subject Specific Skills/Advanced Specialist Modules
- Generic Skills
- Transferable Skills

This programme is designed to facilitate students to complete within a reasonable time. The Structured PhD takes four years full-time or six years part-time to complete.

The Structured PhD Programmes meet the needs of professionals in the field of Adult and Community Education. The compulsory modules are designed to facilitate students' progress throughout the programme.

Entry requirements

MLitt entry requirements:
Primary degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
Proposal of approximately 5,000 words which needs to be sent to the academic co-ordinator and then approved.

Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62

National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850

PhD entry requirements:

Primary degree (or equivalent) and a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

Proposal of approximately 5,000 words which needs to be sent to the academic co-ordinator Dr Bríd Connolly and then approved by the Structured PhD Team. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

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

Duration

MHA02 PhD in Adult & Community Education (Full-Time)
MHA03 PhD in Adult & Community Education (Part-Time)
MHA04 MLitt in Adult & Community Education (Full-Time)
MHA05 MLitt in Adult & Community Education (Part-Time)

Further enquiries

Academic Co-ordinator: Dr Bríd Connolly
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3306
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 4687
Email: brid.connolly@nuim.ie
Web: www.maynoothuniversity.ie /adult-and-community-education

Comment

Adult and Community Education at Maynooth is at the forefront of development in adult educational practices, research, and innovation in Ireland. The Department has influenced policy development on equality of access to education, professionalisation of the sector, lifelong learning, and recognition of prior learning. The Department is recognised as a leader in outreach programmes for third level education.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date - Rolling Closing Date.

Research areas

The Department is particularly interested in working on research projects concerning radical perspectives on adult learning theory, theoretical and practical studies of community education, women's education, adult basic education, human development programmes, adult guidance and counselling, interventions with marginalised adults and their communities as well as topics in higher education.

See staff research interests at https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/adult-and-community-education/our-rese...

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.

Enrolment and start dates

Commences September

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