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Monaghan Institute Form a Progressive Partnership with Wrexham University in North Wales

Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board’s Further Education Colleges, Monaghan Institute and Cavan Institute, have both recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wrexham University in North Wales. At the core of this partnership, is that both Institutes will create progression links and access routes for their graduates to sought after degree programmes that are not always accessible in Ireland.

Monaghan Institute staff team welcome Dr Simon Stewart and associates from the Faculty of Social and Life Sciences at Wrexham University to the college during their recent visit.


There are huge benefits to Irish learners attending Wrexham University including free course fees on Healthcare Degrees, subsidised accommodation costs, living cost bursaries, followed by two years’ work placement after graduating from the course. The MoU is a result of each Institute’s commitment to increasing pathways for Further Education graduates onto very sought-after Degree programmes, such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.

Pictured at the Signing of the MoU – left to right: Cllr. Carmel Brady, Chairperson of CMETB; Martina Rooney, Director of Monaghan Institute; Dr Linda Pinkster, Director of Further Education and Training; CMETB; Dr Simon Stewart, Dean Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Wrexham University; Dr Fiona McGrath, Chief Executive of CMETB and Cllr. Clifford Kelly, CMETB Board Member. 

Wrexham University
Located in Wrexham, the largest town in north Wales, Wrexham University is an accredited institution of the University of Wales and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as professional courses. Annually, they have approximately 6,500 students enrolled and have excellent road and rail links which connect Wrexham with Manchester and Liverpool, making it very accessible for Irish students.

Apply Now to study at Monaghan Institute

There is still time left to apply to study at Monaghan Institute this September to commence your progression journey, possibly to Wrexham University or another third level institution. We welcome Leaving Certificate students and mature candidates returning to education.

Course fees for this academic year continue to be reduced to a maximum of €200. If you have a Medical Card/Social Welfare Payment, the fee will be €150. This fee includes all course materials, exam fees, toolkits, and uniforms.