Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning:
Accessing Postgraduate Studies without a BA/BSc qualification
For candidates without an academic degree, a Taught Master’s qualification is still an option
at Maynooth University. Through its recognition of prior experiential learning (RPEL) policy,
Maynooth University acknowledges the value of labour market participation to life-long education.
Our RPEL policy facilitates a review of the professional skills and relevant life experience
of the individual, particularly for applicants without significant academic qualifications. In
2019, 26 RPEL/non-standard entry applications for postgraduate study have been approved for
individuals who do not hold a primary degree or who hold a level 7 degree.