National Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards

Ann Walsh PG Award

Above: Programme Director, Ann Walsh, pictured with Dr. Kieran Conboy, Dean, College of Business, Public Policy and Law. Ann's MSc Marketing Practice won the 2014 Postgraduate Business Course of the Year, 2014.



These Gradireland national Awardsare co-sponsored by the HEA (Higher Education Authority, Ireland). NUI Galway continues to be successful in these important national awards, which recognises the calibre of our postgraduate courses. Courses are judged on such criteria as employability, links with industry, the student experience, and research excllence record of its academics.


We had FOUR courses shortlisted for these Awards in 2014 (the most courses shortlisted for any Irish Higher Education Institution), and this year again took home the award for best Business course. Read more here

Shortlisted 2014:

Winner(s) 2014:


We had a record EIGHT courses shortlisted for the Irish Postgraduate Course of the YeaAwards 2013. We won in three of the five major categories: best Business course, best Engineering course, and best Science course.