Welcome to the School of Medicine

Email:  schoolofmedicine@nuigalway.ie for all School enquires


20/21 Incoming Students:

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‌The School of Medicine is one of three schools within the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Science.  Students completing the School's primary undergraduate programme in Medicine are conferred with the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Obstetrics (M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O.) We offer a wide range of taught and research based postgraduate masters and diploma programmes.

We make full use of traditional and modern educational methods.  School members are engaged in innovative research in many areas, with particular emphasis on cancer, gene and stem-cell therapy and biomedical engineering science.

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Information for School of Medicine Staff

Athena Swan Bronze Award

The School of Medicine is the first School of Medicine in the Republic of Ireland to be awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award.

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Our Commitment To Excellence In Medicine

The University is committed to providing the most up-to-date facilities and resources for the study of medicine and health sciences at our Galway campus. An energetic building programme is underway, with new buildings coming on stream to accommodate new programmes and expanding enrolments.


The School of Medicine, based in the Clinical Science Institute, has an enrolment of c.800 students.  University College Hospital, Galway is the major teaching hospital of the Medical School.  School members are highly qualified and the University has an extensive and well-funded programme of medical research.


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Building for the Future

We are developing Medical Academies for Teaching and Research in Sligo, Letterkenny, Mayo and Ballinasloe.

The construction of a €40 million Human Biology building on campus will be completed in Autumn 2016.

The recently completed Clinical and Translational Research Facility adjacent to the Clinical Science Institute was jointly funded by the University, the Health Research Board and the Health Services Executive.


We offer Research and Taught Postgraduate Programmes.

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School members are engaged in innovative research in many areas, with particular emphasis on cancer, gene and stem cell therapy and biomedical engineering science.

Research undertaken by members, is aligned to the priority research areas of the Universtiy and staff participate in research as part of multi-disciplinary teams. We collaborate with many research institutes and centres including NCBES, CURAM, REMEDI, The Martin Ryan Institute, Galway Diabetes Research Centre, Galway Neuroscience Centre and the Clinical Research Facility.

International Students

The School of Medicine has a large number of international students and staff from countries such as Australia, Brunei, Canada, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, South Korea, Kuwati, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Singapore, Sweden and USA.

We welcome exchange students, visiting students, and full-time students from all over the world.  We value the richness and diversity of experience that international students bring to our community.  We encourage all students to avail of international study and placement opportunities across the globe.  We promote sustainable international development, human rights, and globally conscientious citizenshop.

For more information on entry requirements, english language requirements, information on Study Abroad in Galway select the link below.

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