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National University of Ireland, Galway

4.5 out of 5 (72 ratings / 38 reviews) Galway, Ireland
NUI Galway ranks among the top 1% of Universities in the world. Our prestigious history spans almost two centuries. Our spectacular location boasts the unique landscape and culture of the west of Ireland. Our global network connects us to partners around the world. Our researchers are shaping the future. Our students are shaping their own. 

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (41)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)

About

History

IT ALL BEGAN IN 1845...

That was the year Queen’s College Galway was founded. Following construction of the iconic Quadrangle building, the University opened its doors four years later to the first cohort of just 68 students.

Education

NUI Galway offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and a wide range of part-time diplomas and degrees, as well as flexible learning, professional qualifications and online learning options. NUI Galway has five Colleges, 16 Schools and over 60 academic disciplines.

Research

NUI Galway aims to be firmly embedded among the top rank of research universities. The University makes a meaningful contribution internationally, nationally, and to the region, following a prioritise a set of research themes. Five thematic research priorities at NUI Galway have been identified and these are listed below: 

  • Biomedical Science & Engineering
  • Humanities in context
  • Applied Social Science and Public Policy
  • Environment Marine and Energy Informatics 
  • Physical and Computational Sciences

Career

We aim to provide students of NUI Galway with a quality career guidance and information service focused on facilitating and empowering you to manage your own career development and make effective career transitions. 

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
260 -17
2018
243 6
2017
249
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
301 -100
2018
201
2017
201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
401 -100
2017
301
2016
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
497 21
2017
518
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

University is a big step with many rewards, but also challenges. Counselling can be helpful for all kinds of difficulties, both academic and personal. You could be dealing with something serious that you've struggled with for many years, or it could be something small which has happened recently. Maybe you don't even know exactly what the problem is, but are finding it difficult to cope.

 

Housing services

The NUI Galway Accommodation Office are here to help you in your search for a place to live. The staff can help you find appropriate accommodation in Student Residences, flats, apartments or houses. They can also help if problems arise with property owners.

Library services

The main Library building of NUI Galway is named after James Hardiman, born in 1782, noted antiquarian and author of the standard history of Galway and other works and first Librarian of the College (1849-1855). 

The Library contains 540,000 printed books, with the total stock being nearer to 700,000 volumes.

ICT services

The Information Solutions and Services Department provides a comprehensive range of IT services for students and staff at NUI Galway.  The department continues to review and change its structure and processes to reflect the needs of the University.

Medical services

  • GP service - Acute illness treatment
  • Family Planning 
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Physiotherapy Services
  • Psychiatric Referral service                                         
  • Hospital & Consultant referral service

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus has been transformed over the past decade through our €400 million capital programme. With over 90 buildings on 105 hectares of land, the University is right in the heart of Galway city.

Sports facilities

  • Make use of the state of the art facilities in NUIG’s Kingfisher Gym and Swimming pool. 
  • Sports Complex
  • Outdoor sports facility just north of the campus, catering to all athletics and field sports. 
  • Outdoor Facilities Dangan

Student clubs

We also have societies to promote physical activity and positive lifestyle choices such as Airsoft, Baking, Bike Gang, Cheerleading, Dauntless, Dog, Lotus, Organic Gardening, Rover, Skate, Sláinte, Sober, Students for Health Equality, Style, Zen. 

Accreditation

All of the professional accountancy bodies in Ireland have different routes to qualification but they all require you to complete a course of study with examinations and a period of relevant supervised work experience. In total, there are nine recognised professional accountancy bodies in Ireland with the four largest being: Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (ICPAI).  Our courses are accredited with the professional accountancy bodies and students who specialise in accounting can benefit from significant exemptions.  

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

So, my course is a joint programme handled by two institutions in Ireland: UL & NUIG, both in two different towns: Limerick and Galway. With NUIG, the workload was lighter compared to UL but the educational experience in both institutions has been pretty much same. Galway is a smaller and colder town plus it rained everyday so I can't say I enjoyed the city much. What i...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I honestly love this course. I get to do an entire degree in French and German

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Well organized and challenging Law course. It provided me with the knowledge and experience to continue in the field of law, the intern programme also gave me the possibility to use my studies in a practical environment.

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