Humanities & Social Sciences

Online learning at NUI Galway offers Humanities and Social Science programmes which will introduce you to the study of languages, literature, community education, training and education and many other exciting areas. We work to expand your confidence in developing innovative and creative forms of thought, in assessing evidence and probabilities and in making informed, critical judgments. Communication, learning to write and speak persuasively is central to the Humanities area. Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences area should have a strong appetite for reading and analysis, and be eager to explore different kinds of knowledge and to consider the informed published views of others, and finally to articulate and defend their own opinions and judgment.

Our diploma programmes are usually two years in duration, where you will specialise in one particular subject area, while the degree programmesare four year in duration offering a choice of subjects and modules to study. The Bachelor of Arts programmes provides you with a flexible study route, with exit awards at certificate (one year), diploma (two years) and degree level (four years).

Bachelor of Arts in Community & Family Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies & Practice
Bachelor of Arts (Humanities & Social Sciences)
Bachelor of Arts in Social Care
Bachelor of Arts in Training & Education
Certificate in Advanced Trainer Skills
Certificate in Community & Family Studies
Certificate in Early Childhood Studies & Practice
Certificate in Employee Assistance & Social Support
Certificate in Social Care
Certificate in Training & Education
Diploma in Community & Family Studies
Diploma in Early Childhood Studies & Practice
Diploma in Employee Assistance & Social Support
Diploma in Arts (Humanities & Social Sciences)
Diploma in Irish Archeology (fully online)
Diploma in Political Science & Sociology
Diploma in Social Care
Diploma in Training & Education
Foundation Diploma in  Training & Education
Foundation Diploma in Assessment Theory & Practice
Foundation Diploma in Skills for Life & Employment



Diploma in Adult Learning and Development
MA in Adult Learning & Development
Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education)