Professional Skills Courses at Maynooth University

Applications are now closed for 2021

For 2021/22, Maynooth University is pleased to offer a suite of four new professional courses offered at Level 8 and Level 9 (NFQ). These short, focused, courses offer professionals, as well as those currently out of work, the opportunity to develop their skills in a number of key areas. These courses are offered in areas such as foundations in law, whistleblowing law and practice, strategic leadership and organisational change.

Our professional skills courses focus on developing skills that prepare participants for the future of work, and assist them in taking the next steps in their career. These short courses are delivered part-time and online. Courses are delivered either in the evening over a number of weeks, or over 3-5 days in a shorter period of time.

Please see the below tabs for more information about each of the professional courses on offer this year.

If you have any queries about the professional skills courses offered at Maynooth University, please email

Who can apply?

These courses are open to a wide range of applicants, particularly professionals or the unemployed who wish to upskill in a complementary area to enhance their career trajectory, or who seek to pivot in their career. Students may pay course fees as normal, or may be eligible for a free or subsidized place on the course.
Maynooth University is pleased to offer over 120 FREE and 90% funded places on these courses under the Irish Government’s €47.5m “July Stimulus” programme for higher education skills-related courses. Those eligible for funding under this scheme include the unemployed, those returning to the workforce, those currently in employment who fulfil defined nationality and residency requirements.

Check out the tabs below for information about the courses available, and for the eligibility requirements for HEA funding, if applicable.

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For more information about the July Stimulus programme in Higher Education, please see here: July Stimulus | Skills and Engagement | Higher Education Authority (