NUI Galway staff members pick up the awards for ‘Best New Postgraduate Course’ and ‘Postgraduate Course of the Year – Science’ at the recent gradireland Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards.
Nov 28 2016 Posted: 11:39 GMT

NUI Galway took home two major awards in the Postgraduate course of the year categories in the gradireland Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards which took place last Thursday in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown.

The MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security was the overall winner in the ‘Best New Postgraduate Course’ category, with the MSc Biotechnology programme winning the ‘Postgraduate Course of the Year – Science’ category.

Sarah Geraghty, Student Recruitment and Outreach Manager at NUI Galway, said: “The gradireland Awards are an important annual event, showcasing the best in postgraduate education across the island of Ireland. NUI Galway had eight programmes shortlisted to the final, ranging in disciplines including Business Analytics, Children’s Palliative Care and Coastal and Marine Environments. All NUI Galway’s shortlisted and winning programmes were chosen due to their high level of innovation and the strong focus on developing employability outcomes for graduates.”

NUI Galway’s MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a newly launched programme that will equip graduates with the balance of scientific, technical, analytical and cross-cutting skills to significantly contribute to efforts to promote sustainable agricultural production and global food security. The MSc received the award of ‘Best New Course’ in a hotly contested category with 13 other shortlisted programmes. The teaching by world-leading scientists and researchers, its inter-disciplinary nature and the strong international focus set this programme apart to win in this competitive category.

NUI Galway’s MSc Biotechnology programme is the longest running course of its kind in Ireland and it continues to be the most up-to-date programme in the country. This postgraduate programme is highly regarded nationally and internationally as a programme through which students develop the skills, knowledge and experience required for a successful career in biotechnology.

For more information on all of NUI Galway’s postgraduate programmes http://www.nuigalway.ie/gettheedge/.

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