Bachelor of Science

THE MAYNOOTH BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
One of our most popular science degrees – offering excellent flexibility and choice to MU science students.
Choose 4 subjects from the 8 available (1 of the 4 must be Mathematics). Refine your subject choices during the following three years of your BSc degree. Please check the Course Structure tab for details about some timetabling limits for subject combinations.
No decision about subject choice is necessary until four weeks after commencement of 1st year. This gives you a chance to sample various subjects and make an informed decision.
Science at Maynooth challenges students to consider new perspectives and new ways of approaching problems and ideas.
You will have the opportunity to gain a deep knowledge and understanding of your choice of subjects while developing critical thinking, analysis and communication skills.
We offer progression options into specialised degrees at the end of first year, depending on the student’s subjects and results. The possible transfer pathways are listed in Course Structure.

Bachelor of Music

Exciting and varied programme of practical, compositional
and academic work.
Studying Music at Maynooth offers unparalleled choice and
expertise. Our programmes are designed to ensure a broad
and firm grounding in practical, compositional and academic
work, with expanded opportunities to specialise in areas that
really interest you the most in your final year.
In your third year, you have the option to specialise in
performance, composition or musicology. Some of the
modules available include ‘Jazz Styles in the USA’, ‘Music
and Entrepreneurship’, ‘Opera in Context’ and ‘Popular Music
Studies’. Students also join ensembles such as the Chamber
Choir, Sinfonia Project and the Traditional Music Ensemble.

Law and Accounting(LWA)

This programme is jointly accredited by both the legal and
accounting professions. You can avail of exemptions (upon
graduation) from CAP 1 examinations from the Institute of
Chartered Accountants in Ireland, and equivalent examination
papers from the ACCA, CIMA, and CPA professional accounting
bodies. This law degree is accredited by the Honorable Society
of King’s Inns.
This option is designed for students who would like to study law
while gaining a strong background in accounting. For the three
years of this programme, you will study Law and Accounting in
equal measure, making this degree particularly attractive if you
are considering a career in either of these fields.
You will acquire key financial and accounting skills alongside a
thorough grounding in core law subjects.
Flexibility and choice: BCL students who successfully complete
the first year of the programme have the option of transferring
into the second year of the LLB programme (MH501).

Law and Arts(LWD)

This law degree is accredited by the Honorable Society of
King’s Inns.
Choose from a broad range of Bachelor of Arts subjects to best
match your interests.
Flexibility and choice: BCL students who successfully complete
the first year of the programme have the option of transferring
into the second year of the LLB programme (MH501).
The BCL is a three-year degree in law combined with one other
subject. While the BCL covers all the core modules of law, you
cover less law than on the LLB (MH501), giving you more time to
develop expertise in another subject. The main advantage is that
it allows you to combine the study of law with study of
another discipline.
Students may apply to complete a work placement year in a law
firm (subject to availability) or a year studying abroad at one of
our international partner institutions (subject to availability).

Law and Business(LWB)

This law degree is accredited by the Honorable Society of
King’s Inns.
Law and Business students at Maynooth are offered unparalleled
flexibility and choice. Students have the option of taking a four
year degree with a work placement or study year abroad (subject
to availability), thus combining what you learn in university with
insights into industry (legal or commercial) or another culture.
Students who successfully complete 1st year also have the
option of transferring into the 2nd year of the LLB degree
(MH501).
The BCL is a three-year degree in law combined with one other
subject, in this case Business. While the BCL covers all the core
modules of law, you cover less law than on the LLB (MH501),
giving you more time to develop expertise in business. The main
advantage is that it allows you to combine the study of law with
learning in business. This combination is ideal for those who may
wish to run their own practice, to work in a setting where law is
applied, to work in a business itself, or to practice commercial law.
Business and Management are the practical art, science, and
craft of achieving change and getting things done through and
with people. This degree provides you with insights into the core
functions of Business and Management and how they interact to
create value for and capture value from clients and customers.

Law and Criminology(LWC)

Maynooth University is the only University in the
Republic of Ireland offering the opportunity to
study Criminology as part of an Arts programme,
and one of the few to offer a Law and
Criminology degree (if you move from MH101 to
MH502 in second year).
Unique interdisciplinary programme with
perspectives from sociology, psychology and
economics as well as law.
Flexibility and choice, including options to transfer
into law.

Media Studies (MED)

On the BA Media Studies, you’ll combine creative and
practical storytelling with the development of your critical
understanding of media, a vital skill since media industries
are constantly expanding with new platforms emerging
each year and new issues materialising like fake news.
You’ll get to research and analyse media cultures, genres
and industries as well as the role of media in society and
politics, and then you’ll apply this in your practice of media
design and production and interactive storytelling.
You’ll develop your employability and professionalism
through your exploration of media and cultural industries
and working lives.
Media Studies can be combined with Computer Science
to develop a broad expertise in Media Technologies.

Marketing (MKT)

Marketing is both profoundly local and global,
selling to one individual customer or to a large
international market. Our faculty bring a rich and
diverse expertise from both local and international
markets across a broad range of topic areas,
including digital marketing, online retailing, branding,
communications and consumer behaviour. Together
we offer students deep insights into the practicalities
and applications of marketing, from what makes
customers tick to how to make the best of market
opportunities.
Our approach to Marketing provides students
with a deep understanding of the marketing
function, as well as wider management and
business processes so you can deliver value
to customers and your organisation. Options
are available which allow you to specialise
your degree according to your strengths and
interests in the topic areas you enjoy most.
Marketing students also have the option of taking
a four-year degree with a study year abroad,
thus combining what you learn in university with
insights into another culture.
Business (Marketing) can be taken with any
subject not in Group 2 e.g. Psychological Studies,
Geography, Law, Anthropology, a language
amongst others.

Entrepreneurship

Our degree provides students with valuable insights into business
and entrepreneurship through an engaged local and international
faculty who have a wealth of experience from industry
engagement and academia.
The learning experience of this programme is designed to be
formative, creative and dynamic, providing students with both
in-class and industry engagement and learning.
Entrepreneurship students at Maynooth are offered insights into
all of the major functions of business, as well as the opportunity
to undertake specialist options in the subjects that you most
enjoy and that you feel support your development as
an entrepreneur.
Entrepreneurship students also have the option of taking a four
year degree which includes a work placement or study year
abroad *(the University’s Placement Office will support you in the
search for a placement job; however, the process is competitive).
This offers our students an opportunity to gain experience in
industry and/or learning within another culture.
Our degree also offers students a fantastic opportunity to build
their business network through academic engagement as well
as through extra-curricular engagements in our thriving societies
such as the Maynooth University Entrepreneurial Society,
ENACTUS and the Business Society.