About St. Angela's College
St. Angela’s College, Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway, is a provider of University-level education and research in the North West of Ireland. As a College within the wider National University network we are a dynamic, fast-growing educational institution that recognises our strategic location in Sligo and the North West. We are fully responsive to the local/regional needs and aware of our contribution not only to University-level education but to the social and economic development of the region.
Students are afforded a high quality of University education with small classes, state-of-the-art resources within a strong community environment while been given the wider opportunities of being registered students at NUI Galway.
The College is founded on over 400 years of education tradition. This is a tradition which values both Christian ideals and academic excellence. As a College within the wider National University of Ireland network there is a strong community environment which is recognised for its friendly, caring, atmosphere characterised by respect for the individual.
St. Angela’s College has a well-deserved reputation for delivering high quality programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels across the Academic Schools of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies; Home Economics; and Education. The College also offers a range of Postgraduate and Adult Education programmes.
Although established as a College of Education for Home Economics Teachers, the College has expanded far beyond its original remit and currently its profile of academic programmes of study also includes: Nursing and Health Studies, Healthcare Management, Education, Special Education, Religious Education, Gaeilge, Nutrition, Food and Business Management, Science and Disability Studies.
The Irish Government’s decision to name St. Angela’s College, Sligo as the sole provider of Home Economics Teacher Education in Ireland (2003) and the Department of Health’s approval of the new School of Nursing and Health Studies has resulted in a dramatic increase in student numbers in the past five years. Current student numbers attending the College are approximately 1,600.
The provision of such a range of academic offerings at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels coupled with its unique geographical position as the sole provider of University education in the North West has lead to a dramatic increase in student numbers regionally and nationally with an ever increasing interest internationally. It is predicted that there will be a significant growth in student numbers over the next few years.
In March 2021, the School of Home Economics was delighted to officially launch the National Centre of Excellence for Home Economics by Minister Frank Feighan, Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy. This new Centre recognises distinguished expertise in a unique domain of academic specialisation on the island of Ireland and will be a vehicle through which the teaching and research strengths of Home Economics will continue to be progressively developed and branded.