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Jan 31 2018 Posted: 11:44 GMT

NUI Galway will hold its Postgraduate Open Day on Tuesday, 6 February, from 12–3pm in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn. The Open Day is an important event for professionals and graduates, who are focusing on their future, aiming to upgrade qualifications, broaden skills-set, increase specialist knowledge and ultimately improve their job prospects.

The Open Day will showcase over 170 of NUI Galway’s full-time and part-time postgraduate programmes, and an extensive range of research Masters and doctoral research options. Over 100 information stands will provide details on postgraduate opportunities at the University, with academic staff and current students on hand to answer questions about specific courses.

The event will highlight the pathways for attendees to progress in their current career track or area of study and will also present the growing number of options for graduates and professionals who want to change track and pursue an alternative career.

Sarah Geraghty, Student Recruitment and Outreach Manager at NUI Galway, said: “In addition to a variety of interdisciplinary conversion courses, many of the Masters on offer are ‘conversion courses’, open to graduates from multiple undergraduate courses. The Open Day will include a series of talks to help prospective applicants with the decision-making process, the application and there will be expertise from all corners of NUI Galway available to give advice and answer questions for those exploring their options.”

A key part of the decision to pursue a postgraduate qualification is finding out as much as possible about the funding and scholarship options available. The upcoming Open Day brings together all the key people and organisations that provide support to postgraduate students. SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), the national awarding authority for all higher and further education student grants, will be presenting at the Open Day and will be on hand to answer queries about grants and funding.

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.

NUI Galway is constantly pre-empting and responding to employment market demands by developing new and innovative programmes. Some recent new courses are LLM in International Comparative Business Law, MSc Cellular Manufacturing, MSc Microscopy, MSc in TechInnovation, and a new and unique MSc in Exercise Physiology, a programme designed for graduates from multiple disciplines.

To view NUI Galway’s suite of new and unique postgraduate programmes and to book your place at the Open Day visit www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day  or simply call in on the day. To apply for an NUI Galway postgraduate course visit www.pac.ie/nuigalway.

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