NUI Galway Alert List 2019

New BA Degree Programmes 2019

 GY131 BA (History and Globalisation Studies)

GY132 BA Government (Politics, Economics and Law)

GY133 BA Education (Computer Science and Mathematical Studies) (not in CAO Handbook 2019)

 All these programmes are of four years’ duration.  Matriculation subjects for all are Irish, English and another Language.  GY133 in addition requires Mathematics at H5/O1 Level.

Denominated degrees are highly specialised degree, offering students a deep immersion in a thematic and named are of study.  As such, they are suited to students who have an established interest in these topics and who may plan to pursue careers in them.

New Law Programmes 2019

 GY252 Law & Human Rights

Discontinued Degree Programmes 2019

 GY103 BA (Public and Social Policy)  

Changes to Course Entry Requirements

 GY350   BSc Computer Science and Information Technology

The Laboratory Science subject is no longer a requirement

GY410 BSc Project and Construction Management

 Mathematics requirement is now H7 / O3

Changes to Course Titles

 GY119 BA (Journalism) (appearing in CAO Handbook as Arts with Journalism. The Connect structure is being replaced with a Joint Honours structure, with Journalism as a major subject rather than a specialism)

GY250 Law & Business (formerly Corporate Law)

GY251 Law (formerly Civil Law)

Change for Engineering programmes (with the exception of GY350, Computer Science and Information Technology and GY410, Project and Construction Management)

For students entering in 2019 an Integrated Masters (ME) is offered following an additional year of study. 

 Students in the 4 year BE programme will continue to do their work placement at the end of the 3rd year

Students on the 5 year ME programme will do their work placement during the 4th year

Changes to QQI (FETAC or NCVA) Entry Routes

 New QQI / FETAC links to additional courses in Arts and Law                     

 Details and number of places at this link:


NUI Galway Important Dates to Remember

HPAT (for Medicine):


Saturday 23rd February, 2019

MSAP Test (Mature applicants to Arts)

Saturday 9th March, 2019

OPEN DAYS                           

5th and 6th October, 2018


Saturday 6th April, 2019

HEAR and DARE Application Advice Clinic 

ILAS Centre, NUI Galway 

Saturday 19th January, 2019

10am - 2pm


 Regional Information Evenings 7 – 9pm




8th November, 2018

NUI Galway Information Evening -


Radisson Blu Hotel

22nd November, 2018

NUI Galway Information Evening –


Brandon Hotel, Tralee

6th December, 2018

NUI Galway Information Evening –


Crowne Plaza Hotel

17th January, 2019

NUI Galway Information Evening –


Radisson Blu Hotel

24th January, 2019

NUI Galway Information Evening –

Galway City

O’Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway

31st January, 2019

NUI Galway Information Evening –


Strand Hotel


Mature Students' Dedicated Open Evening

Wednesday 16th January 2019, 5.30pm – 8pm



 Shannon College of Hotel Management (p. 85 of CAO Handbook) part of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law, NUI Galway and its two level 8 Degree courses have GY Codes:

 GY261 – Business Studies in International Hotel Management

GY262 – Commerce in International Hotel Management *

 Year 4 is completed in NUI Galway

 CAO points for both courses include interview points.  Students are invited for interview after they apply through CAO and interviews are held in April and July.

 Open Evenings at Shannon College on Wednesday November 28th, 2018 and Tuesday January 22nd 2019, commencing at 5pm      


  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2019

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2019 PDF (16 MB)

  • Quick Guide to Courses

    Quick Guide to Courses PDF (989 KB)

  • A Level Quick Guide

    A Level Quick Guide PDF (408 KB)