‌‌‌‌‌Holders of recognised QQI (FETAC or NCVA) / PLC qualifications, with appropriate modules and who achieve a minimum of five distinctions, may be admitted onto certain degree based programmes at NUI Galway on a competitive basis.

2020 Entry Requirements for courses which accept QQI/FETAC/PLC

Further information can also be found on the CAO website, by typing the appropriate NUI Galway course code into the search box e.g. GY101 for Arts you will then be presented with a table showing the FETAC awards/modules required for entry to that course.

If you would like more information about QQI (FETAC) / PLC Level 5 and Level 6 links to NUIG, please see the Access Office website.

FAQs

What are the entry requirements for QQI (FETAC or NCVA) / PLC applicants?

Applicants who have an appropriate QQI (FETAC or NCVA Level 5 / 6) / PLC qualification and have achieved distinctions in a minimum of five modules will be considered for entry to certain NUI Galway Courses, e.g. General Arts, Commerce, Business Information Systems, Science and Nursing.

How many places are available on courses for QQI (FETAC or NCVA) / PLC applicants?

As the number of places is limited, applicants are admitted on a competitive basis to designated courses based on the student’s scores. Quotas for QQI (FETAC or NCVA) / PLC applicants are as follows:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Joint-Honours) (GY101) 30 places
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (GY104) 1 place
  • Bachelor of Arts (History) (GY105) 1 place
  • Bachelor of Arts (Gaeilge agus Léann an Aistriúcháin) (GY107) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics and Education) (GY109) 3 places
  • Bachelor of Arts with Children’s Studies (GY110) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Arts with Creative Writing (GY111) 1 place
  • Bachelor of Arts with Film Studies (GY112) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Arts with Human Rights (GY113) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Arts with Performing Arts Studies (GY115) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Arts (Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies) (GY118) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Arts with Journalism (GY119) 5 places
  • Bachelor of Arts (Child, Youth and Family: Policy and Practice) (GY120) 15 places
  • Bachelor of Arts (Children’s Studies) (GY121) 4 places
  • Bachelor of Arts (Cumarsáid agus Gaeilge) (GY122) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Science (Applied Social Sciences) (GY123) 5 places
  • Bachelor of Arts (Arts with Data Science) (GY124) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Arts (Digital Arts and Technology) (GY125) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Arts with English and Media Studies (GY126) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Arts in Film & Digital Media (GY127) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Arts (Global Languages) (GY128) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Arts (International) (GY129) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music) (GY130) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Arts (History and Globalisation) (GY131) 1 place
  • BA Government (Politics, Economics and Law) (GY132) 2 places
  • BA Education (Computer Sciences and Mathematical Studies) (GY133) 2 places
  • BSc Geography and Geosystems (GY134) 2 places
  • Business Information Systems (GY206) 5 places
  • B Commerce (GY201) 20 places 
  • B Commerce (Global Experience) (GY209) 2 places
  • Bachelor of Law and Business (GY250) 5 places
  • Bachelor of Law (GY251) 5 places
  • Bachelor of Law and Human Rights (GY252) 3 places
  • Bachelor of Law and Taxation (GY253) 1 place
  • Bachelor of Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice (GY254) 1 place
  • Business Studies (International Hotel Management – Shannon College) (GY261) 3 places
  • BE Mechanical Engineering (GY405) and BE Engery Systems Engineering (GY413) 2 places
  • Nursing (GY515/GY516/GY517) 5 places across three courses. (GY515) 2 places  (GY516) 2 places  (GY517) 1 place
  • BSc Undenominated (GY301) 30 places
  • BSc Biomedical Science (GY303) 4 places
  • BSc Biotechnology (GY304) 4 places
  • BSc Environmental Science (GY308) 4 places
  • BSc Financial Mathematics and Economics (GY309) 4 places
  • BSc Marine Science (GY310) 4 places
  • BSc Environmental Health and Safety (GY313) 4 places
  • BSc Earth and Ocean Sciences (GY314) 4 places
  • BSc Biopharmaceutical Chemistry (GY318) 4 places
  • BSc Mathematical Science (GY319) 4 places
  • BSc Physics (Applied, Astrophysics, Biomedical, Theoretical) (GY320) 4 places
  • BSc Genetics and Genomics (GY321) 4 places

How do FETAC applicants apply?

Application is made through the CAO.

Downloads

  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2020

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 PDF (18.4 MB)

  • Quick Guide to Courses 2020

    Quick Guide to Courses 2020 PDF (2.4 MB)

  • A Level Quick Guide 2020

    A Level Quick Guide 2020 PDF (2 MB)