Find a Masters at NUI Galway where you can make a difference.

NUI Galway is dynamic, innovative and internationally recognised for its research, teaching and service to wider communities. We have a well established reputation for the research and teaching in the areas of Children, Youth and Families; Power, Conflict and Ideologies; Gender, Empowerment and Globalisation and Governance and Sustainable Development. By undertaking postgraduate study in this area you will work alongside academics who are world renowned, are cross-disciplinary, have diverse backgrounds in law, politics, sociology, as well as anthropology, business, community and international development, economics, social policy, social work, and women's and gender studies.

Society Courses

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Course Name
Environment, Society, and Development (MA)
Family Support Studies (MA/PDip)
Global Women's Studies: Gender, Globalisation and Rights (MA, full-time, part-time)
Health Economics (MSc)
Health Promotion (MA/PDip & full-time or part-time)
International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy (LLM)
International Criminal Law (LLM)
International Human Rights (LLM)
LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety (MSc/HDip, full-time/part-time)
Peace Operations, Humanitarian Law and Conflict (LLM)
Public Advocacy and Activism (MA/PDip)[full-time, part-time]
Public Law (LLM)
Politics and Sociology (MA)
Social Work (MA)
Social Work Practice Teaching, Supervision & Management (PDip)
Special Educational Needs (PDip)
Values & Knowledge (Philosophy)(MA)
Education (Professional Master) through Irish: Oideachas (Máistir Gairmiúil san [MGO])
Ardscileanna Gaeilge do Mhúinteoirí (Teastas Iarchéime)
LLM (General)
International & Comparative Business Law (LLM)
Education (Professional Master of, [Post-Primary])
Education (Special and Inclusive Education) MEd
Education in Design, Learning and Technology (MEd)
Education Leadership (MEd)
International Migration and Refugee Law and Policy (LLM)

Galway: A Perfect Place to Study

Founded in 1845, NUI Galway is located in the West of Ireland, in Galway - the ‘City of the Tribes’. Uniquely located in a beautiful historic campus in the west coast of Ireland, on the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way coastline and only 2 hours drive from Dublin.

Galway is a place like no other. Set on the Wild Atlantic Way, on the broad sweep of Galway Bay, Galway is as distinctive as it is beautiful.  From this position on the Atlantic edge of Europe, NUI Galway has a proud history of reaching out and connecting with the world. Galway casually combines the energy of a young and diverse population, with the authenticity of a place steeped in history and tradition. We are renowned as a place where arts and culture are celebrated, reinterpreted and shared with the world. 

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Key Facts


of grads are employed or in further study 6 months after graduating


international students from 115 countries call NUI Galway home


we are ranked in top 1% of universities worldwide


NUI Galway offers a wide range of scholarships.

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