Maynooth University Courses

A full course load per semester is typically five or six courses for about 15 American credits.

  • Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.
  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online course form.
  • Please indicate 7-10 courses, including alternates, on your academic preferences form that you are pre-approved for and can take while abroad. In the event of scheduling changes, time conflicts, prerequisites or cancellations, this ensures that you will be prepared to finalize your courses once overseas.

Special Considerations

Level 300 courses tend to be for upper year students and many carry pre-requisites.

Special Nomenclature

In Ireland, the word for class or course is module.

Choosing Your Courses

ECTS Credits American Credits
2.5 1.5
3 1.5
5 2.5
6 3
7.5 4
10 5
12 6
12.5 6.5
15 7.5
 Featured Course
Course ID Title Credits Syllabus
ID001 Introducing Irish Cultural Heritage 5 PDF

View all classes at Maynooth University through their online course catalog, and click on the department/subject.

  • Semester of Study:
    • Semester 1 = Fall
    • Semester 2 = Spring
  • Course Level:
    • Most classes are 100, 200 or 300 level.
    • Some departments use 000 level.
    • 000 and 100 level courses are introductory level.
    • 600 to 800 level classes are postgraduate.

Arcadia Internship Cornerstone Course

You must enroll in the Internship Cornerstone Course if you select an Arcadia Internship placement.

OVEI INPR 210 Work in Thought and Action 4 Fall/Spring PDF

Enrollment Process

Enrollment takes place online during a 3-day window about which your Program Manager will advise you. There is an add/drop period at the beginning of each semester in country that allows students to make changes to course enrollments.

Grade Scale

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).

Percentage Ranking Suggested U.S. Equivalent
70 – 100% First Class Honours  A
60 – 69% Second Class Honours Upper B+
50 – 59% Second Class Honours Lower B
45 – 49% Third Class Honours C+
40 – 44% Pass C
0 – 39% Failure F
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