Maynooth University Certificate in Science/Computer Science: Applications Now Open

We wish to advise you that applications are now open for the Maynooth University Certificate in Science/Computer Science (NQF Level 6) for mature students (Age requirement 21 years on 1st Jan in year of entry) who are considering returning to education to study Science, Computer Science or Engineering.

We would appreciate if you could let potential students, and other people you come into contact with, know about the opportunity offered by this entry route to science or engineering, and of the progression possibilities to STEM undergraduate courses in Maynooth University.

While the Certificate in Science/Computer Science guarantees students, who achieve 60% plus, an offer of a place on specific courses (MH201, MH601 and MH602), applicants should also be aware of the wider opportunities that are also available. Past students who have achieved very high grades have successfully progressed across the full range of STEM courses in MU - Physics with Astrophysics (MH204), Theoretical Physics and Maths (MH206), Biological and Biomedical Sciences (MH208), Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry (MH210) and Science / Maths Education (MH212). Past students have also progressed into STEM courses in other Irish Universities.  

For students who have successfully completed the course and decided that Science is not for them, opportunities also exist in Arts (e.g. MH101). Completion of the course and achievement of good results are very favourably looked upon by the University as demonstrating both preparation and commitment for level 8 studies.

This course is limited to 25 places, so early application is recommended. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN.

Further details and the link to our on-line application form are available on the Mature Student pages of our website:


Thank you for taking the time to read this correspondence.

Please come back to us if you need any further information or indeed if you have any queries.

Kind Regards

Maynooth Access Programme

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