Application for entry to the MACYW programme is open to those who: 1 - Have a primary degree in one of the social sciences (those holding other primary degrees may be also considered in light of their experience and personal studies). 2 - Have experience of / a demonstrated interest in work with communities, youth organisations or projects, minority groups, social movements or international development. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Months of entry
The MA in Community and Youth Work integrates advanced study in challenging issues facing society today with accredited professional education for key roles in community development, youth work, and associated equality, human rights, international development, local development, local authority, national institutions, and international agency work. The programme provides an opportunity to engage in education and training in a dialogical environment, combining research and praxis for action, policy influence and advocacy, and participation in shaping society and facilitating young people to reach their potential.
The MA in Community and Youth Work [incorporating the Postgraduate Diploma in Community and Youth Work (PDCYW) is endorsed by the North South Education and Training Standards Board as a professional qualification in Youth Work and by the All Ireland Endorsement Body for Community Work as a professional qualification in Community Work.
Information for international students
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.
Fees and funding
For funding and scholarship opportunities see here: Fees, funding & scholarships
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Department of Applied Social Sciences