NUI Galway open day showcases postgraduate programmes

NUI Galway's annual postgraduate open day, taking place on Tuesday November 6, will feature more than 170 full and part-time postgraduate taught programmes along with dozens of research masters and doctoral research options. The event will take place in the university's Bailey Allen Hall from 12 noon to 3pm.

The open day is an important event for professionals, graduates, and current undergraduates, offering a wide variety of options for those who are focused on upgrading their qualifications, broadening their skills set, increasing their specialist knowledge, and ultimately improving their job prospects and earning power.

Academic staff and students will be on hand to answer questions on specific courses and opportunities at the university.

Talks at the postgraduate day will include a panel discussion on postgraduate practicalities, chaired by the university's director of student services, John Hannon. Professor Lucy Byrnes, dean of graduate studies, will give a talk on funding for postgraduate research (PhDs and research masters ). The career development centre will also host a personal statement workshop on the day.

According to Valerie Leahy, postgraduate recruitment officer, students should seriously start researching their options early. “A key part of the decision to pursue a postgraduate qualification is finding out as much as possible about the application process and the funding options available," Ms Leahy said. "The upcoming open day brings together all the key people and organisations that provide support to postgraduate students.”

NUI Galway is also launching a number of new programmes for entry in 2019, and the open day will showcase these offerings including a number of new Masters of Education options: MEd in special inclusion education; MEd in education in design, learning, and technology; and MEd in education leadership.

The Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway also recently launched an LLM international migration and refugee law and policy, which will focus on developing knowledge of international, regional and domestic law, policy and practice in areas of migration, human trafficking, and refugee law. Those interested in finding out more about this programme will have the opportunity to meet academic staff at postgraduate open day.

Other new courses being launched include MSc AgInnovation, MSc interventional cardiovascular medicine, and MSc cheminformatics and toxicology.

To explore NUI Galway’s suite of postgraduate programmes, and to book a place at the open day, visit


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