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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Funded PhD/Masters Positions
Funded PhD / Masters Positions
We currently want to draw your attention to the following funded PhD and Masters positions.
Hardiman Research Scholarships (PhDs)
BioInnovate (Research Masters)
North/South Postgraduate Scholarships (PhD programme [Taught or Masters])
NUI Galway in context
Since its establishment as Queen’s College Galway in 1845, NUI Galway has developed a distinguished reputation for teaching and research . With over 160 years of experience of academic excellence, the University is one of Ireland’s foremost educational institutions. Starting from a small base of 68 students in the 1840s, NUI Galway is now home to over 17,000 students from over 90 countries around the world.
Our success has been built on solid foundations which we are committed to sustaining:
- A long and proud history of teaching, research and scholarship
- A record of effective interaction between staff and students and a tradition of service to students
- A structure that supports collegiality in a spirit of academic freedom
- A strong and enduring relationship with Galway City and its hinterland, and commitment to working with stakeholders in the community
- A long-standing record of responding positively to regional and national needs
- A commitment to engaging with international partner institutions, attracting international visiting students and offering all students an international perspective.
Our focus on priority research areas of research – biomedical science and engineering; informatics, physical and computational sciences; environment, marine and energy; applied social sciences and public policy; and humanities in context – reflects the needs and strengths of our hinterland and addresses national priorities. We are determined to ensure that we are recognised worldwide for the strength of our research and scholarship in these key areas.
Graduate Education & Structured PhD programmes
We are committed to ensuring that all our research students are deeply embedded in our rich culture of research and that our PhD graduates will be effective contributors to the complex global society, leading innovation and contributing to knowledge transfer and commercialisation of their research. We have developed structured PhD programmes in each our five Colleges, which while retaining the focus on the advancement of knowledge through original research, also provide professional development modules in subject-specific and transferable skills. For you as a student within a structured PhD programme you will, in addition to the support offered by your supervisor(s) have a Graduate Research Committee who will act as an additional source of advice and support and who will regularly monitor your progress. The range of modules and training available are outlined in the following pages. The responsibilities of graduate students, supervisors and the graduate research committee are given in the University Guidelines for Research Degree Programmes