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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
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
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