Returning to education?

Many potential mature students opt for, or are required to take, a ‘preparatory course’ before embarking on a degree programme. These courses reintroduce students to the world of learning, while providing opportunities for gaining various important study skills such as note taking, writing, and research.

There are many different types of preparatory courses on offer to mature students. The course you choose may be dependent on course content, timing (part-time/full-time; day time/evening), cost, or where the course is held.

The following are the Foundation/Preparatory courses available at Maynooth University.

Fees for these Certificate courses are approximately €1000. For the Certificate in Science/Computer Science, fees are waived for applicants who qualify for the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA).