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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
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What's new for 2020/2021
News from our Colleges and Courses:
College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies
GY101 – Joint Honours – New Subject Choices for 2021
In subject grouping 2, two new subject choices have been introduced, International Development and Visual Arts.
International Development – An interdisciplinary subject combining themes of Rights and Equality, Sustainable Development, Business Development, Policy and International Development Practice.
Visual Arts –This subject will be delivered at NUI Galway and the Burren College of Art, located in the heart of the Burren in Co. Clare. In addition to the normal university entry requirements students will be required to submit a portfolio of 20 images/artworks demonstrating skills and creative potential in a range of artistic media.
In group 3, one new subject choice will be offered. Global Media will offer students the chance to study the media and undertake exciting modules such as podcasting and digital storytelling as well as choosing specialisms such as film studies, digital communication, or journalism.
GY110 – Arts (Children and Youth Studies)
The two children studies degrees and the Child, Youth and Family: Policy and Practice are now grouped under one CAO code GY110.
New Denominated Degree Course for 2021
GY135 – Global Media - Galway has a vibrant media sector both on-campus and off-campus with strong media production, film and television companies based in the West of Ireland as well as a student run radio station, Flirt FM, on campus. Students can choose a second Arts subject to take to degree level.
College of Science and Engineering
One NEW degree course is being introduced for 2021 admissions - GY322 BSc Agricultural Science
This degree has a major focus on agricultural sustainability and innovation. Graduates will be equipped with practical multidisciplinary skills to pursue vibrant careers across all areas of agriculture and agrifood.
News from our Campus:
Opening of Gold Crest Campus Village
In September 2018, the first residents of NUI Galway’s newest campus accommodation complex moved into ‘Goldcrest Village’, named after the smallest bird in Ireland (the Goldcrest) which can be spotted flitting around our beautiful, parkland campus!
The state-of-the-art, 429-bed residence located on the University campus, beside our existing, 764-bed residence, Corrib Village, and is comprised of 76 apartments. Each apartment contains 4, 5 or 6 en suite bedrooms and a kitchen/living area. For further details, please visit the Goldcrest website.