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Studying the courses on offer at St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth will equip you with the knowledge and the critical skills to engage with our contemporary world, and to interact with the big questions of knowledge, of identity, of meaning, of value and of faith. In other words, the study our subjects is a transformational journey. Whatever your chosen career path, and your journey in life, our programmes will challenge and support you to think about your choice, your purpose, your goals, and the contribution you will make to your world.

Welcome to Your Future

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has identified 10 skills required for the future workforce. These 21st-century skills focused, not on technical aptitude, but on creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, the ability to negotiate and be flexible, as well as on an individual’s relational skills and emotional intelligence (EG).

Transferrable Skills

  • Skill/confidence in written communication and verbal expression
  • Greater understanding of other viewpoints
  • Exploration of ethical questions from various perspectives
  • Awareness of how history has influenced today’s world
  • Critical thinking and philosophical inquiry
  • Understanding of how religious views have often shaped society
  • Engagement with big questions of life

Career Development Centre

The Career Development Centre provides a service that is student focused, professional and informative offering information, advice and guidance on areas such as career options, further study and employment opportunities. We encourage you to make use of our resources throughout your time at university, and to begin working on your career plans early on.

We offer:

• Career presentations

• Drop-in Helpdesk daily

• One-to-one guidance meetings with a careers adviser

Career Development Centre Website -useful resources including information on generating career options, getting into your chosen career, tips on job-search and interview techniques, job listings, sample CVs and online Careers Interest Tests.

• Careers Information Room with free takeaway material.

• Graduate recruitment/employer activities, including on-campus presentations

and information stands.

Go to the Careers Connect Portal to book career guidance appointments, ask questions, find Careers and UpSkill Information and take the next step.

Future Careers

  • Teaching
  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Pastoral Work
  • Communications
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Social Services
  • The Civil Service
  • Public / Private Sectors
  • Administration
  • Community Development
  • R.E. Project Co-ordinator
  • Research Administrator
  • School Chaplaincy
  • Healthcare Chaplaincy
  • Third Level Chaplaincy
  • Parish Administration

If you live outside Ireland, check out our dedicated area for international students.

Let’s talk

For Undergraduate queries: email admissions@spcm.ie.

For Postgraduate queries: email pgadmissions@spcm.ie.

For The Centre for Mission & Ministries queries, email: cmmadmissions@spcm.ie.