Why change to NUI Galway?

A rare clear day on NUI Galway’s impressive campus that is currently seeing a ¤0.75 million weekly infrastructure spend.

A rare clear day on NUI Galway’s impressive campus that is currently seeing a ¤0.75 million weekly infrastructure spend.


Tell me about NUI Galway
– More than 17,000 students and more than 60 academic disciplines on a 105 hectare, leafy campus along the banks of the River Corrib.
– The university is currently ranked third of the Irish universities in international rankings and is one of only two Irish universities to be awarded the prestigious five-star QS rating.

It got top marks for for the quality of its teaching and research, as well as for facilities, engagement, internationalisation, and innovation.
– Currently undergoing a heavy investment programme, with €0.75 million per week being spent on infrastructure improvements.

Why change to NUI Galway?
– Mighty, mighty, mighty craic: there’s simply no better town in Ireland to be a student.
– Lower cost of living than many other universities and highest student completion rates. You can find top-quality accommodation at half what you’ll pay in Dublin.
– Some top-rate courses including biomedical science, human rights, marine science, and drama – the university has unique expertise in these fields.
NUI Galway has the lowest drop-out rates of any university in Ireland.

Why not change to NUI Galway?
– You think the weather’s bad in Ireland? It never ever stops raining in Galway.
– There’s quite a lot of building work on campus.
– Some of the club and student nights can get a bit repetitive, and non-drinkers might feel a little excluded.
– Galway might drive you crazy with all the arty, crusty, papier mâché heads of Bono masquerading as art.

What’s changed since February?
New for 2013: BA with Journalism; Bachelor of Engineering (sports and exercise) will not be offered in 2013.

What’s the advice from NUI Galway?
The BSc in Marine Science and BSc in Podiatry are worth a look, says a college spokesperson. Students might also have a gander at the BA Connect, a programme where it is possible to specialise in a choice of subjects such as children’s studies, creative writing, film studies, human rights, Irish studies, journalism, Latin American studies and performing arts studies.

Most popular CAO course 2012
The Bachelor of Arts still pulls in the numbers.

What courses have declined in popularity?
In line with national trends and declining employment prospects in the building industry, the Bachelor of Civil Engineering has declined in popularity in 2013.

NUI Galway in three words
Edgy, Irish and megacraic.

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