NUIG postgraduate fair to showcase more than four hundred programmes

The annual NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day is to take place on Wednesday February 2, from 12.30 to 4.30pm in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn.

Almost 3,500 postgraduate students currently attend NUI Galway, making it one of Ireland’s most popular universities for postgraduate study. The open day will showcase more than 400 of NUI Galway’s full-time and part-time postgraduate programmes, including taught and research master’s, and doctoral research options.

The open day will focus on the benefits of doing a postgraduate programme and the practicalities of making an application. Eighty information stands will provide details on postgraduate opportunities at NUI Galway, with academic staff and current students on hand to answer questions about specific courses.

According to John Hannon, head of NUI Galway’s Career Development Centre: “In the current economic climate, there is increased interest among undergraduate students in staying in education by pursuing postgraduate studies. A postgraduate qualification can provide a real career boost. Undoubtedly, it can maximise career prospects and earnings.”

NUI Galway offers a wide range of fourth level courses, developing programmes based on its traditional academic strengths of arts, social sciences, Celtic studies, commerce, medicine, nursing, health science, law, engineering, informatics and science. These areas have been augmented with innovative research centres in areas as diverse as biomedical science and engineering, international human rights, digital media and film studies, and regenerative medicine.

Valerie Leahy, postgraduate admissions officer, adds: “People are always interested in up-skilling, improving their qualifications and their employability. With so many options available at postgraduate level, people must choose carefully. The postgraduate open day offers the opportunity to talk to lecturers and current postgraduate students. My advice would be to apply early and often as you can make up to three applications online at

To book your place at the Open Day visit or you can register on the day.


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