Visiting Students

‌The School of Political Science and Sociology has a strongly international orientation. Our researchers and research clusters conduct and communicate their research internationally and participate in international research, policy and advocacy networks. Our curriculum is informed by our research and is global in its scope, providing diverse opportunities for in-depth elective studies. The School welcomes between 50-100 international students every year, including many European Erasmus and North American Junior Year Abroad students, as well as students and postgraduate fellows from many other countries.

Undergraduate Visiting Students

The available modules for Visiting Students are part of the programme called BA (Joint Honours). All modules are worth 5 ECTS. Please check requirements from your home university on the type of modules and the number of credits that you are required to take.

Student Handbook and Registration Form

Visiting Students Handbook 2022-23

Visiting Students Registration Form 2022-23

Postgraduate Visiting Students

The modules available for you to enrol are part of our Masters programmes:

  • MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights
  • MA in Politics and Sociology
  • MA in Public Policy 

Please consult the webpage for each programme to check available modules in AY2021-2022. The link to postgraduate programmes is available here, and for information on modules on the stuctured Ph.D. programme in the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies please contact Seosamh MacDonnacha.

All prospective students should review the information page provided by the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies at NUI Galway.


Dr Vesna Malesevic
International Student Coordinator
Room 324, 2nd Floor
School of Political Science & Sociology
Áras Moyola, Central Campus
Telephone: 353 (0)91 49 5014