Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MH53G

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 31 May 2022

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The MEd School Guidance Counselling degree is designed to advance the professional development of School Guidance Counsellors and builds on the Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling (PGDSGC).  This one-year programme involves participation in regular research-support seminars and consultation with supervisors towards the completion of a thesis.

Commences September 2022 - Start date to be confirmed

Entry is restricted to applicants who have successfully completed all courses in the one-year Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance and Counselling (PGDSGC) or equivalent, with a grade of at least Second Class Honours, grade 1 standard. Applicants are expected to submit a thesis proposal of no less than 2,500 words that identifies a research issue, situates the problem in scholarly literature(s), and proposes a plan of research. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

NB. Please contact Programme Co-Director Dr. Bernie Grummell prior to submitting application -

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

This MEd SGC builds on the PGDSGC (Post Graduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling) and aims to advance school-based Guidance Counsellors’ professional development. The programme is recognised by the Department of Education and Skills and the National Centre for Guidance in Education as a professional, international qualification in Guidance Counselling.

Online application only

PAC Code MH53G

NB: Please contact Programme Co-Director Dr. Bernie Grummell prior to submitting application -

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application.  Failure to do so will delay your application being processed.  All applicants must provide two written references which can be academic or professional.  Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide a copy of birth certificate or a valid passport.

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