NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021


Important: This hard copy prospectus lists all programmes on offer, at the time of going to press, for entry in 2021. Details of new programmes on offer subsequent to the printing of this prospectus will be listed online at: . The information contained in this prospectus is, to the best of our knowledge, true and accurate at the time of publication. The content of the prospectus is for information purposes only and should not be viewed as the basis of a contract between students and the university. NUI Galway reserves the right to amend programmes or regulations at any time without notice; we may re-open previously closed programmes to accept applications in the event of programme quotas not being met. The university also reserves the right to withdraw programmes periodically for any reason (e.g., insufficient numbers). The University reserve the right to amend course offerings, syllabuses, course delivery methods, examinations, fees, regulations or rules or substitute modules in response to COVID-19 or to any other circumstances outside of the reasonable control of the Introduction to NUI Galway 1 NUI Galway Campus 2 Why Choose NUI Galway? 4 President’s Foreword 6 Rankings 8 10 Employment and Careers at NUI Galway 12 Scholarships & Funding 14 Purpose, People, Place 16 Some Research Highlights 20 Investing in Your Future 22 Galway—The Perfect Student City 24 Flexible Online Programmes Our Taught Courses 26 College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies 96 College of Business, Public Policy and Law 134 College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences 176 College of Science and Engineering 226 St Angela’s College, Sligo Research Opportunities 228 Research Studies 230 Improving health and well-being 236 Realising potential through data and enabling technologies 240 Sustaining our planet and people NUI Galway—A Global Education

University. The University will follow government guidelines and public health advice in this regard. Should such an event occur, we will provide you with information in as timely a manner as possible. We ask for your patience as we all continue to navigate through these unprecedented times together. For further information, please see . Fáilte Ireland kindly supplied some of the photographs included in this publication. Some entries to the student-staff Capture Your Campus photo competition feature. Staff member, Chaosheng Zhang, also kindly provided some photography. 301 Index of Taught Programmes 304 Course/Programmes Index— alphabetical order 306 Part-time courses, by College 308 Online/Blended Learning Courses 309 Conversion Courses 310 Sustainable NUI Galway— some facts 312 Meet Us 313 Scholarships Scheme 246 Enhancing policy and society 252 Enriching creativity and culture 259 Research Institutes & Centres 262 Research Programmes 265 Research Programme Listings 273 Research Application Process 276 Funding and Scholarships ( Research ) 280 Commercialising Your Research Your Postgraduate Experience 282 What’s Next? 284 How to Apply ( Taught Courses ) 286 Postgraduate Fees 287 Student Support and Resources 288 Postgraduate Funding ( Taught ) 290 International Postgraduates 294 Learning at NUI Galway 296 NUI Galway Sport General Information 298 Find Out More (useful contacts) 300 General Index

NUI Galway won the national gradireland/Higher Education Awards Best Postgraduate Prospectus Award 2018 .


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