The minimum admission requirement is Second Class Honours, Grade One in the BA - or equivalent. Research topic is approved during First Semester. There is timetabled course work and research training in the First Semester. The second year is devoted to research and writing of the MLitt thesis.
Transfer to PhD register may be an option at the end of the first year of the MLitt. If transfer is not requested and approved, student proceeds to completion of MLitt at end of second year.
Registration for the MLitt is from September each year. To ensure a decision in advance of that, applications must be received before the end of May. Owing to pressure on resources, it may not be possible to accept all qualified candidates.
All postgraduate application at NUI Maynooth is done by way of PAC. (www.pac.ie)