Maynooth University is internationally recognized as a leading research institution in fields such as communication, social sciences, humanities, mathematics and human health. This world-renowned university also offers a wide range of challenging courses that will help you meet your U.S. school’s academic requirements.

Required Courses

All BCA Dublin students take the BCA Signature Course – Understanding Conflict: The Irish Experience.

Course Listing

Maynooth offers a wide variety of courses that will fulfill your home institution’s requirements, as well as contribute to an understanding of Irish life and Ireland’s role in global affairs. You can review MU’s current academic year’s course offerings via the link below. Each August a new course listing is provided for the upcoming academic year. As you plan for your courses abroad, please note that not all courses listed will be offered when you arrive, so you will want to plan alternate course choices and remain flexible through the registration process.

If you’d like to review a syllabus for a specific course and/or the class schedule, click on the class’s name and you’ll be redirected to a page outlining all this information. Remember that semester 1 refers to the fall semester and semester 2 refers to the spring semester.

Popular Departments

  • Arts & Humanities: Celtic Studies, English, European Studies, History, International Development, Media Studies, Music, Politics
  • Business & Communications: Business & Management, Finance & International Finance, Marketing
  • Foreign Languages: French, German, Spanish
  • Pre-Professional Studies: Education
  • Sciences: Biology, Computer Science, Math, Physics
  • Social Sciences: Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology

 *This may not be a comprehensive list. Please view the course listing link above.

Certificate in Irish Cultural Heritage

The 10 U.S. credit certificate on Irish Cultural Heritage is available to students studying at Maynooth University for a single semester or for the whole year and can be completed in one or two semesters. This program offers an inter-disciplinary evaluation of early Irish cultural history with particular emphasis on archaeological, literary, historical and linguistic evidence. Field experiences are a core component of this study and this will include on-site investigation of key monuments such as the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Newgrange and Knowth, the Hill of Tara and the monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise. Learn more about the certificate program and check out the classes!


At Maynooth University individual courses are called modules.

Credits/Number of Courses

Maynooth University issues credits using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which is common throughout Europe. A normal ECTS workload is 30 ECTS per semester, which is usually considered the equivalent of 15 US semester credits. Check with your home school’s registrar prior to studying abroad or during registration to ensure that you will take enough credits to fulfill your academic requirements.

Course Registration

All modules will need to be approved by the appropriate department head at Maynooth University, which will take place during on-site orientation at the beginning of your program. To minimize the likelihood of schedule conflicts, please review Maynooth University’s course catalog and each module’s tentative timeline.