NUI Galway Goes Fourth with Graduate Studies Fair

Monday, 15 January 2007

15 January 2007: NUI Galway's array of postgraduate and postdoctoral courses will be under the spotlight at the annual Graduate Studies Fair, which takes place on campus in Áras na Mac Léinn from 1.30pm to 5.00pm, on Monday, 5 February. It is the perfect opportunity for those with a primary degree to find out more about taking the next step in their education.

The University offers 400 programmes, as well as full-time and part-time research options, to over 3,000 postgraduate students. Some 2,500 people are expected to attend the fair which is supported by Bank of Ireland. Over 70 stands from NUI Galway and other institutions throughout Ireland will provide attendees with information and advice. Presentations and seminars on research options, funding and career opportunities will also be offered.

In recent years the government has prioritised postgraduate research-driven education, or 'fourth level' education, to meet the demand for highly skilled employees to support economic growth. NUI Galway has long-embraced the challenge to deliver world-class fourth level education and has built on traditional areas of academic strength to create innovative and cutting-edge Research Centres in areas as diverse as Biomedical Engineering Science, Human Rights, Environmental Change and Irish Studies.

According to John Hannon, Senior Careers Adviser, NUI Galway Careers Service, "Studying at post-graduate level is of huge benefit to career prospects. At NUI Galway we have developed an extensive range of postgraduate degrees, including taught and research Master degree courses and excellent Doctoral research programmes. Students from all over the world travel to NUI Galway every year for their postgraduate studies as our reputation goes from strength to strength."

Taught postgraduate programmes that have recently become available include:

  • MEconSc and MA in Economic & Environmental Modelling
  • MEconSc in International Finance
  • Master of Marketing
  • MA Advanced Language Skills
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Digital Media
  • Medieval Studies
  • Production and Direction
  • Public Advocacy and Activism
  • Drámaíocht
  • Scileanna Raidió
  • Léann and Aistriúcháin
  • Modheolaíochta do Theagasc Teangacha
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Master of Laws (Public Law)
  • Nursing – including Postgraduate Diplomas in
  • Gerontology, Palliative Care, Mental Health,
  • Orthopedics, Public Health, Oncology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Mathematical Physics

    Working with the 'fourth-level' theme, NUI Galway has recently re-branded its graduate education opportunities under the banner go4th™. The new website, www.go4th.ie showcases postgraduate opportunities at the University and provides an online prospectus as well as facilitating online applications.

    Contact the Careers Service at (091) 493589 for details of the Graduate Studies Fair.

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