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The Higher Diploma in English is a programme designed for applicants who already hold a BA or comparable degree, and who wish to add English to their list of qualifications. It is particularly useful for applicants who may already be teachers, or who wish to qualify as teachers in the future, and who would like to have the background to teach English to Leaving Certificate level. The programme may also be of interest to applicants who already hold an undergraduate qualification in another subject, and simply want to study English out of interest in the subject. Modules range from courses on Shakespeare, the Victorian Novel, to Modernism, Postmodernism, and Irish and World Literatures.

Entry requirements

BA or comparable degree. Minimum English language requirements for students whose first language is not English apply. 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

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Careers or further progression

The programme has helped graduates to qualify towards a career in teaching at Leaving Certificate level. Applicants who wish to use this programme to enhance their range of teaching subjects are advised to contact the Teaching Council before applying to ensure recognition.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director Dr Emer Nolan
Tel: 01 708 3706
Email: english.department@nuim.ie
Website: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/english
Address: Department of English,
Maynooth University, Maynooth,
Co. Kildare

Subjects taught

The Higher Diploma requires a student to take both Second and Third Year English from the BA programme in a single year, amounting to 60 credits in English.

Comment

English and Theatre Studies
The Department offers an immersive and rewarding educational experience, with a unique concentration at Maynooth of internationally recognised scholars. The Department of English offers the opportunity to study literature and culture in English from the Renaissance to the present and the supervision of research projects in Irish literature and culture, postcolonial studies, gender studies, world literature, and British literature with particular strengths in Shakespeare and in the eighteenth century.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date : 30 June 2019

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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