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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.
- Research & Innovation
- Business & Industry
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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.
What is the Diploma Supplement ?
Diploma Supplement FAQs
It is possible to get an explanation of particular sections of the Diploma Supplement:
Section 2.2 Main field(s) of study for the qualification (disciplines)
Shows only the major field(s) of study (disciplines) that define the main subject area(s) for the qualification. The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011) fields of education is used - http://uis.unesco.org/sites/default/files/documents/international-standard-classification-of-education-isced-2011-en.pdf
Section 3.1 National Framework of Qualifications level and Award Type
For a detailed definition of the National Framework of Qualifications levels and Award Types
please go to: http://www.nfq.ie/nfq/en/frame_action/levels.html
Section 4.2 Programme requirements
Please refer to websites below for detailed information on Programme requirements :
Section 6.1 Additional Information
Refers to some of the academic and non-academic achievements attained such as the University Scholar and the Presidential Award. Please refer to websites below for detailed information:
What are ECTS?
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme, objectives preferably specified in terms of the learning outcomes and competences to be acquired. Further information can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/education/ects/ects_en.htm.
What are credits?
A credit system is a systematic way of describing an educational programme by attaching credits to its components. The definition of credits in higher education systems may be based on different parameters, such as student workload, learning outcomes and contact hours.
What is the Bologna Process?
Please go to http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/higher-education/bologna-process_en.htm for more information.
How do I query the content of a Diploma Supplement I have received ?
Contact the NUI Galway Conferring Office via email: email@example.com
Please quote full name and student ID number (which is listed on the Diploma Supplement) and details of your query in relation to the Diploma Supplement received.
Who is eligible to receive a Diploma Supplement ?
All graduates who have completed a taught programme of learning based on a minimum of 60 credits receive a Diploma Supplement.
Diploma Supplements are not available for postgraduate taught courses prior to 2014; they are not available for postgraduate research courses prior to Winter Conferrings 2019.
When are they produced and where are they sent ?
Diploma Supplements are available after each Graduation and are posted to the home address of the graduate.