24 months
14000 EUR/year
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The Adult and Community Education program from Maynooth University is particularly suited to those who are seeking ways of understanding the connections between theoretical frameworks and the assumptions that underpin their work practices. 

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This Adult and Community Education program from Maynooth University will provide the opportunity for participants to:

  • critically reflect on their experience in the field
  • develop the public debate on social justice and critical citizenship
  • have a thorough grounding and an understanding of the background to and influences on research in adult and community education


The MEd is particularly suited to those who are seeking theoretical frameworks from which to explore and question the assumptions that underpin their work practices and critical reflection.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Theories In Adult And Community Education    
  • Advanced Gender Studies In Adult And Community Education    
  • Power, Politics And Society: Adult Education In Context    
  • History Of Adult And Community Education    
  • Ethical Perspectives On Adult Education    
  • Critical Reflective Practice In Adult Education
  • Thesis & Research Completion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must have a primary degree with a minimum grade of 2:1 in one of the social sciences (Adult Education, community work, social care, sociology, political science, economics, psychology, anthropology, education etc.) or have a minimum grade of 2:1 in the Postgraduate Diploma in Adult, Community and Further Education/the Higher Diploma in Further Education. These are the minimum entry requirements and meeting these requirements will not guarantee an offer of entry onto the programme
  • Selection will be based on application, interview and references. Interviews will take place mid-June.  The interview will include a discussion of the candidate’s proposed research topic.
  • Should we consider late applications, late interviews will take place in August.
  • Please note: The University may waive these entry conditions in certain cases.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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