SPCM Established: 1795

Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth

Main St, Collegeland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

St Patrick’s College, Maynooth opened its doors as an educational institution in 1795 and, over the intervening two centuries, it has established for itself an impressive reputation for scholarship and learning. Today, as a Pontifical University, the College specialises in the study of theology and philosophy and related areas.

  • 500
    Total Students
  • Yes
    Financial Aid


With an original foundation in 1795, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth is, since 1896, a Pontifical University, dedicated to the disciplines of philosophy and theology. It currently has a truly diverse community, with staff and students represented from across the world. Our degrees are recognised across the world.

Drawing on its Catholic tradition, the College is committed to the highest level in teaching and learning, research, and publication. As an institution it promotes the intellectual, human, and professional development of its students within an environment that respects autonomy and diversity.

The Pontifical University welcomes applications from both international & EU undergraduate and postgraduate candidates.

The language of instruction in the Faculty of Theology is English. Both EU and international students must have a knowledge of the English language that enables them to take part actively in lectures and group work.

Maynooth is the perfect environment for the budding Theologian! Our unique, historic and beautiful campus is the ideal location for reflection and learning.

The Pontifical University has close links with the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. The two universities share the same campus (St Patrick’s College being on the south campus) and co-operate in a number of important academic programmes.

Programs / Degrees at Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth


  • Baccalaureate in Theology and Arts
  • Baccalaureate in Theology


  • Doctoral Degree in Theology (PhD)
  • Master's Degree in Theology (specialisation in Christianity, Human Rights and Society) (MTh)
  • Master's Degree in Theology (MTh)
  • Master's Degree in Liturgical Music (MLM)

Academic Life

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Student Life

  • under-50
  • Suburban
    Campus setting
  • Private
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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