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NUI Galway Alert List 2021
New Degree Programmes 2021
GY135 – BA (Global Media)
(3 places for mature students and 5 for QQI/FET)
GY136 – Na Dána (Léann Teanga)
Degree Options to be selected at time of application:
BA (Gaeilge agus Léann an Aistriúcháin) - GLA
BA (Fraincis agus Léann an Aistriúcháin) - FLA
(2 places for mature students and 2 for QQI/FET)
GY322 - BSc Agricultural Sciences
(Unlimited places for mature students and 4 for QQI/FET)
Discontinued Degree Programmes 2021
GY107 - Na Dána (Gaeilge agus Léann an Aistriúcháin) - now a stream (GLA) under GY136
GY112 - BA with Film Studies
GY120 BA (Child, Youth and Family: Policy and Practice) – now a stream under GY110 (APP)
GY121 – BA (Children’s Studies) – now a stream under GY110 (ACS)
GY126 – BA (English and Media Studies)
GY131 - BA (History and Globalisation Studies)
Other Changes to Programmes
GY101- BA Joint Honours - two new subjects/streams available: Group 2 Visual Arts* and Group 3 Global Media (*Visual Arts option omitted from CAO Handbook)
GY104 – BSc Psychology rather than BA but same matriculation requirements
GY110 - BA (Children and Youth Studies) now has three streams, stream to be selected at time of application:
- Arts with Children's Studies - AWC
- Arts (Children's Studies) - ACS
- Arts (Child, Youth and Family: Policy and Practice) APP
GY501 – Medicine Physicianeer Stream in Year 3 for MB BCh BAO BE degree in eight years
Updates to QQI (FETAC or NCVA) Entry Routes
New QQI / FETAC links to all courses
Details and number of places at this link:
NUI Galway Important Dates to Remember
HPAT (for Medicine)
Saturday 20th February, 2021
MSAP Test (Mature applicants to Arts)
Saturday 6th March, 2021
VIRTUAL OPEN DAYS
24th October, 2020
16/17th April, 2021 (TBC)
HEAR and DARE Application Information Day
Saturday 9th January, 2021
10am - 2pm Virtual
Mature Students' Open Information Evening
Wednesday 13th January 2021, 5:30 – 8pm
For details of other events in 2020/2021, Please click on link below
Shannon College of Hotel Management
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 3
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.
Courses are not restricted.
Shannon College is part of the HEAR & DARE schemes
Helen Doody, 086 0292030 is available in person or virtually for school visits.
Virtual Open Evening at Shannon College on Wednesday, November 26th at 6.30pm