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Adult Guidance & Counselling

Overview
The MEd in Adult Guidance Counselling is designed to meet the learning needs of Guidance Counselling practitioners who are seeking to build on their initial guidance qualification to develop their capacity to engage in critical reflection on their practice and contribute to the profession.

This programme is particularly suited to those who are seeking theoretical frameworks from which to explore and question the assumptions that underpin their work practices.

The course is intended to meet the learning needs of existing guidance practitioners who work across a variety of settings e.g. prison system, disability, labour market services, adult educational guidance services and private practice.

Entry requirements

MEd in Adult Guidance Counselling - MHA51 requires a minimum 2:2 in a Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance Counselling or equivalent and 3 years' experience in the field.

Interview: There will also be an informal interview as part of the recruitment process.

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

Duration

1 year Part-time

Careers or further progression

Career Options
The course is intended to meet the learning needs of existing guidance practitioners who work across a variety of settings e.g. prison system, disability, labour market services, adult educational guidance services and private practice.

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Dr Mary Ryan & Dr David Mc Cormack
Tel: +353 1 708 3947
Email:david.McCormack@mu.ie , rose.gallagher@mu.ie
Website: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/adult-and-community-education
Address: Department of Adult and Community Education, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

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 30 June 2020

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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