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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

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; Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850.

Fees and funding

International students
€13,000

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here: Fees, funding & scholarships

Qualification and course duration

HDip

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of English
Email
english.department@nuim.ie