The Placement Team at Maynooth University coordinates and manages the seamless integration of our students into professional work environments, aligning with the accredited requirements of their degree programmes. This integral process is cultivated through the collaborative engagement of Students, Faculty, and Employers. The duration of the placement period is strategically designed to equip students with skills that complements their academic curriculum, and enhance their post-graduate employability.

Prominent among Maynooth University's placement partners are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Multinational Corporations, Semi-State Entities, Government Departments, and International Enterprises and Institutions. A singular solution does not universally apply to accredited work placements due to the diversity of degree prerequisites and commencement dates across the academic calendar year. With an unwavering commitment to continuously enhance our students' experience, the Placement Team actively seeks to establish partnerships with new organisations, both nationally and internationally. Our operational ethos is that we are “always open for business."

Embedded within the Maynooth University Accredited Work Placement Programme is an invaluable opportunity for students to immerse oneself in a real-world work environment, as an integral part of the degree progression. This immersive placement fosters the development of competencies imperative for sustained career growth – encompassing skills such as effective communication, adept problem-solving, seamless teamwork, astute time management, organisational finesse, business etiquette, and proficiencies in information and communication technology. The inclusion of an accredited work placement is not universally applicable to all courses, a comprehensive list of courses supported by the Placement Team is accessible below. Within the subsequent segments of the placement website you will find an exploration of general inquiries and a dedicated FAQ section offering comprehensive insights and solutions. However, if you cannot find the answer to your query, we invite you to reach out to the Placement Team via email at

Placements overseen by our team:

  • Chemistry Department
  • Computer Science Department
  • Design Innovation Department
  • Economics Department
  • Electronic Engineering Department
  • School of Business
  • School of Law & Criminology (general placements)

Placements in the following subjects are managed by the individual academic departments: Biology, Education (Early Childhood, Primary, Post Primary), Legal Placements – School of Law & Criminology, Psychology, Youth & Community Work, Social Work.