National University of Ireland Galway - Master's Degree

National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), located in Galway, Ireland, offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in over 60 disciplines through its five colleges of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies; Engineering & Informatics; Science; Business, Public Policy & Law; and Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.

  • Average Tuition EUR 13,250
  • Students 18,212
  • International Students 15.4%
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

NUI Galway was established in 1845 as the Queen’s College, one of three in Ireland. The school started operation with the opening of the Quadrangle, which is the University’s main building built in the Tudor Gothic architectural style and which proudly stands to this day. The University changed its name once in 1908 and again in 1997 when it took on its present name.

Today, the institution has around 17,000 students, 2,400 staff members, and is the largest and oldest university in the West of Ireland. NUI Galway’s research expertise is internationally recognised. The University's notable alumni include, Alexander Anderson, astronomer and physicist; George Johnstone Stoney, who coined the term ‘electron’; A. G. Melville, the natural historian known for his work on the extinction of the Dodo; and Michael D. Higgins, the ninth president of Ireland.

Master Programs

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    Accountancy

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.  

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    Advanced Healthcare Practice and Research

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, management more
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    Advanced Language Skills

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.  

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    Agricultural, Climate Change & Transitions

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Agriculture. The program offers courses that focus on forestry, horticulture, plant breeding, soil science, and plant nutrition.  

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    Applied Behaviour Analysis

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer more
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    Art and Ecology

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art his more
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    Arts Policy and Practice

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.  

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    Biodiversity & Land-Use Planning

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of City Planning. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the planning, analysis, and architecture more
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    Biomedical Engineering

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biomedical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of molecular and cellular biology, general physics, c more
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    Biomedical Genomics

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    The program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Bioinformatics. The program offers courses that focus on the use of information technology to study living things, and the use of more
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    Biomedical Science

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on the study of more
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    Biotechnology

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Medical Technology. The program offers courses that focus on laboratory tests used in the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and more
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    Business Administration

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human reso more
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    Business Analytics

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buy more
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    Cellular Manufacturing and Therapy

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Molecular Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, molecular biology, laboratory science, ev more
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    Childhood Speech, Language & Communication Needs

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and et more
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    Children's Palliative Care/Complex Care

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teachin more
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    Chronic Illness Management

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technolo more
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    Civil Engineering

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and more
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    Classics

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman more
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    Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Food Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of chemistry, biology, nutrition, physiology, and the process a more
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    Clinical Education

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Science Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of teaching science-related subject matt more
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    Clinical Neuroscience

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on the study of physiology, molecular biology, cytology, developmental biolo more
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    Clinical Research

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioural disorde more
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    Coastal & Marine Environments: Physical Processes, Policy & Practice

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosyst more
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    Computational Genomics

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computing Research. The program offers courses that focus on the study of scientific computing and its application more
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    Computer Science—Data Analytics

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, more
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    Conference Interpreting

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architectur more
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    Culture and Colonialism

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture an more
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    Digital Marketing

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relation more
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    Digital Media

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociolog more
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    Drama and Theatre

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic literatu more
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    Economic Science

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Economics. The program offers courses that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, economic statistics, history o more
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    Education

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support servic more
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    Electrical & Electronic Engineering

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific pr more
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    Electronic & Computer Engineering

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas more
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    Endovascular Surgery

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Surgery. The program offers courses that focus on safe patient care, surgical procedures, and operating room technique and etiqu more
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    Energy Systems Engineering

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technologica more
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    English

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and litera more
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    Enterprise Systems

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.  

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    Environment, Society, and Development

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on basic engineering principles and how they connect to the env more
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    Family Support Studies

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Educational Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of integrating technology into educ more
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    Film and Theatre

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical a more
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    Film Production and Direction

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies a more
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    Finance & Information Systems

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, a more
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    French

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.  

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    Global Women's Studies: Gender, Globalisation and Rights

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.  

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    Health Economics

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient alloc more
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    Health Psychology

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.  

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    History

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in p more
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    Human Resource Management

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organization.  

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    Information System Management

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related more
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    Innovation Management

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of information management, information systems, and electronic business.  

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    International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Law. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of criminal law, contract law, constitutional and administrative la more
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    International Contemporary Literatures and Media

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Literature. The program offers courses that focus on analyzing passages, and relating texts to cultural, social, historical and political contexts.  

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    International Criminal Law

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Law. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of criminal law, contract law, constitutional and administrative la more
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    International Human Rights

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, language more
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    International Management

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of quantitative and qualitative skills, tools, and techniques required to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations more
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    International Marketing and Exporting

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Commerce. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, s more
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    Journalism

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; la more
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    Landscape Archaeology

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Landscape Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of geology and hydrology; soils, gr more
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    Mathematics

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, to more
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    Mechanical Engineering

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematica more
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    Medical & Healthcare Simulation

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Medicine. The program offers courses that focus on the study of science and practices used in the detection, diagnosis, preventi more
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    Medical Physics

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the more
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    Multidisciplinary Radiology

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Radiology. The program offers courses that focus on anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiati more
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    Neuropharmacology

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Pharmacology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of toxicology, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, and physiology.  

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    Nursing

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also inc more
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    Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology more
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    Occupational Safety Engineering and Ergonomics

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of engineering principles; the op more
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    Peace Operations, Humanitarian Law and Conflict

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Law. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of criminal law, contract law, constitutional and administrative la more
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    Pharmacology and Therapeutics

    EUR 14,750 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of toxicology, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, a more
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    Playwriting & Dramaturgy

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and more
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    Preventive Cardiology

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Cardiology. The program offers courses that focus on the diagnosis and treatment of heart defects, coronary artery disease, hear more
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    Public Advocacy and Activism

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee

    The program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Legal Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of law and management.  

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    Public Health Nursing

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, more
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    Social Work

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requ more
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    Software Design and Development

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and comp more
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    Software Engineering and Database Technologies

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Software Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical princ more
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    Technology Management

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information systems; computing syst more
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    Toxicology

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Pre-Medicine. The program is ideal for students looking to pursue a career in medicine. The program offers courses that focus on more
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    Values & Knowledge (Philosophy)

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetic more
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    Water Resources Engineering

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific pri more
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    Writing

    EUR 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.  

Rankings

  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 260
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 305
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 401
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 301

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 88
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

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    Established in 1845

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    Alice Perry, who graduated with a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering in 1906 from National University of Ireland, Galway, was the first female to graduate with an engineering degree in Ireland or the UK.

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      • Testimony
        1985-1986

        I had the opportunity to study at NUIG when it was called UCG, however with years of real life behind me my experience at NUIG has stayed with me. As an exchange student for 1 year, you always have a different point of view and experience than a four-year student. So I write this from that exchange student perspective. The University was one of the most welcoming places I have encountered in all my travels. The faculty were top notch and I was pushed to expand my educational experiences in very unique and tangible ways. In retrospect, a year was just not enough. What I learned went beyond the classroom and what I took away has lasted a lifetime.

      • Testimony
        2001-2003, M.Litt.

        I went to NUI Galway from 2001 to 2003 to complete my Master of Literature in Archaeology. It was one of the best learning experiences I've ever had. It has superb library and computer resources, and NUI Galway's faculty and staff are among the best in there fields. It has a great learning environment and is within easy travel distance to many attractions in the city and county of Galway and the North-West. Students coming to NUI Galway will find a remarkable learning atmosphere.

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        1986-1990, BSc honours

        I went to NUIG or UCG as it was call then back in 1986-1990, studied Applied Physics & Electronics. Looking back, what impressed me most and now appreciate is the fact that the University's student population wasn't huge, approx. 5000 students at the time which was a large % of the population of Galway city. Students from all faculties intermingled from the Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering & medicine, giving us a broad range of friends and friendly atmosphere.