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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
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
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.
School of Natural Sciences
Taught Programmes, Research Masters, Structured Masters, Structured PhDs
Six BSc degree awards for students Studying science (Biochemistry, Botany & Plant Sciences, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Microbiology, Plant & AgriBiosciences, Zoology)
Four direct entry degree programmes (Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Marine Science and Earth and Ocean Science); we are also key contributors to the B.Sc in Biomedical Science.
Our programmes are recognised internationally for excellence by awards.
Within the School, research in its ten Research Centres/Clusters spans all levels of biological organization, from molecular and cell biology, through research at the organismal level, to the study of populations, communities and ecosystems, with integrated links to geoscience and energy-related research.
Post-graduate research degrees
The School of Natural Sciences is defined by our research. The School generates c. €10m of research income annually and offers exciting M.Sc. by research and Ph.D. programmes in cutting edge areas of scientific and technological research.
Post-graduate taught programmes
The School offers seven excellent taught postgraduate programmes six at MSc level and one at Diploma level delivered by award-winning lecturers. The MSc in Biomedical Science can be taken as a full-time course or via distance learning. The academic year 2014/2015 saw the introduction of a new MSc in Climate, Change, Agriculture & Food Security with a strong international focus.
Driving excellence in Scientific Research and EducationOur mission is to advance teaching, research, science and technology for the betterment of humanity through excellence in both scientific training and research. Our people have a passion for discovery and knowledge generation, expertise in state-of-the-art technologies, a flair for innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as a commitment to communicate their passion and knowledge to students, colleagues and the public. We want like-minded students and professionals to join us!
International StudentsThe School of Natural Sciences has broad horizons, and we provide a friendly and supportive environment for international students. We welcome undergraduates into our degree programmes from across the world as full time students, and on exchange programmes such as Erasmus and Junior Year Abroad as well as via links with universities in North America and Asia. We also offer a wide variety of taught MSc programmes that attract students from across the globe, while our very active research community has opportunities for talented and ambitious postgraduate research students of all nationalities.
Explore - Science education and engagementThe School is committed to developing innovative research, training and engagement programmes to promote the awareness and engagement of the Irish public with science and technology. Our Cell and Eco- Explorers programmes engage thousands of students, parents and members of the public each year.
Public Engagement and Outreach
The School of Natural of Sciences academics and researchers are regularly involved in outreach and public engagement in Science. In addition, the school of Natural Sciences is supporting two Educational Outreach programmes:
and two campus-based museums :