NUI GALWAY Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 - National University of Ireland

NUI GALWAY Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 - National University of Ireland
NUI Galway
                                        Undergraduate Prospectus – Réamheolaire Fochéime 2020

                                                                                                NUI GALWAY

National University of Ireland Galway
Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh
t. +353 91 524 411
                                                                                                    Undergraduate Prospectus 2020
NUI GALWAY Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 - National University of Ireland

GoBus line from Ballina into
Galway. It stops in: Ballina,     Transport Links to NUI Galway
Foxford, Ballyvary, Castlebar,
Balla, Claremorris, Ballindine,            WESTPORT
                                           HEALY BUSES
Milltown, Tuam, and Galway                                GOBUS LINE
(GMIT, City Centre, and NUIG)

                                                                Ballina                         BALLINA
                                                                                                TREACY COACHES
                                      Castlebar              Foxford

                                                           Ballyvary                                               DONEGAL
                                                                                                                   BUS FEDA
                                                          Castlebar                       Foxford

                                      Ballinrobe        Balla                                             Letterkenny       MONAGHAN
                                                       Claremorris                                  Donegal                 COACHES
                                      Headford      Milltown
                                                   Tuam                                                                         GOBUS
                                                                           Tuam                                                 & CITYLINK

                                                                   Ballinasloe       ATHLONE                    Kildare

                                                                                          Carrick-on-Shannon                   J.J. KAVANAGH
          Galway (GMIT,
          City Centre & NUIG)          Listowel                                                         Ballaghaderreen

                                         Tralee                                                                           COACHES


                                                                   LIMERICK TRAIN
                                                                   CONNECTING TO
                                                                   CORK, TRALEE                               Bus Éireann services not listed
                                             KENNEDY                                                          on this map.
                                             COACHES               & WATERFORD
                                                                                                              For a full list of stops, timetables
                                                                                                              and fares for private bus services,
                                                                                                              see individual website addresses.
NUI GALWAY Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 - National University of Ireland
NUI GALWAY Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 - National University of Ireland
NUI Galway Courses
College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies                                     Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge

GY101         Bachelor of Arts (Joint-Honours)                            22             Cúrsaí Gaeilge do Mhic Léinn /
                                                                                         Irish Language Courses for Students
GY104         Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)                               47
                                                                                         GY122              BA (Cumarsáid agus Gaeilge)                               83
GY105         Bachelor of Arts (History)                                  48
                                                                                         GY107              BA (Gaeilge agus Léann an Aistriúcháin)                   85
GY109         Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics and Education)                49

GY110         Bachelor of Arts with Children's Studies                    51             College of Business, Public Policy and Law

GY111         Bachelor of Arts with Creative Writing                      52             J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

GY112         Bachelor of Arts with Film Studies                          53             GY201              Bachelor of Commerce                                      92

GY113         Bachelor of Arts with Human Rights                          54             GY209              Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience)                  93

GY115         Bachelor of Arts with Performing Arts Studies               55                                Bachelor of Commerce (International with
                                                                                         GY202                                                                        94
              Bachelor of Arts (Drama, Theatre and
GY118                                                                     56                                Bachelor of Commerce (International with
              Performance Studies)                                                       GY203                                                                        95
GY119         Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)                               57
                                                                                                            Bachelor of Commerce (International with
                                                                                         GY204                                                                        96
              Bachelor of Arts (Child, Youth and Family:                                                    Spanish)
GY120                                                                     58
              Policy and Practice)
                                                                                                            Bachelor of Science (Business Information
                                                                                         GY206                                                                        97
GY121         Bachelor of Arts (Children's Studies)                       59                                Systems)

GY123         Bachelor of Science (Applied Social Sciences)               60             GY207              Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)                         98

GY124         Bachelor of Arts (Arts with Data Science)                   61             GY208              Bachelor of Commerce (Gaeilge)                            99

GY125         Bachelor of Arts (Digital Arts and Technology)              62             Shannon College of Hotel Management

                                                                                                            Bachelor of Business Studies (International
GY126         Bachelor of Arts (English and Media Studies)                63             GY261                                                                        102
                                                                                                            Hotel Management)
GY127         Bachelor of Arts (Film and Digital Media)                   64
                                                                                                            Bachelor of Commerce (International Hotel
                                                                                         GY262                                                                        103
GY128         Bachelor of Arts (Global Languages)                         65                                Management)

GY129         Bachelor of Arts (International)                            66             School of Law

GY130         Bachelor of Arts (Music)                                    67             GY251              Bachelor of Law                                           106

              Bachelor of Arts (History and Globalisation                                GY252              Bachelor of Law and Human Rights                          107
GY131                                                                     68
                                                                                         GY254              Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice NEW                 108
              Bachelor of Arts Government
GY132                                                                     69             GY250              Bachelor of Law and Business                              109
              (Politics, Economics and Law)
              Bachelor of Arts Education (Computer Science                               GY253              Law and Taxation NEW                                      110
GY133                                                                     70
              and Mathematical Studies)
                                                                                         GY101              Bachelor of Law and Business                              111
              Bachelor of Science (Geography
GY134                                                                     71
              and Geosystems) NEW
St Angela's College, Sligo
              Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and
AS051                                                                     72
              Business Management
              Bachelor of Arts (Education, Home Economics
AS001                                                                     73
              and Biology)
              Bachelor of Arts (Education, Home Economics
AS002                                                                     74
              and Religious Education
              Bachelor of Arts (Education, Home Economics
AS003                                                                     75
              and Irish
AS054         Bachelor of Arts (Home Economics)                           76

This hard copy prospectus lists all programmes on offer, at the time of going to press, for entry in 2020. Details of new programmes on offer subsequent to the printing of this
prospectus will be listed online at: The information contained in this prospectus is, to the best of our knowledge, true and accurate at the time of
publication. Any amendments to the published information will be included in the online prospectus. The content of the prospectus is for information purposes only and should not
be viewed as the basis of a contract between students and the university. NUI Galway reserves the right to amend programmes or regulations at any time without notice; we may
re-open previously closed programmes to accept applications in the event of programme quotas not being met. The university also reserves the right to withdraw programmes
periodically for any reason (e.g., insu�cient numbers).

NUI GALWAY Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 - National University of Ireland
Engineering and Informatics

GY401       Undenominated Engineering                             118

GY402       Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)                       119

GY405       Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)                  120

            Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and
GY406                                                             121

GY408       Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)                  122

GY413       Bachelor of Engineering (Energy Systems)              123

GY414       Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)   124

            Bachelor of Science (Project and Construction
GY410                                                             125

            Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and
GY350                                                             126
            Information Technology)
College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

            Bachelor of Medicine (MB) of Surgery (BCh) and of
GY501                                                             131
            Obstetrics) (BAO)

GY502       Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)            134

            Bachelor of Science (Speech and Language
GY503                                                             135

GY504       Bachelor of Science (Podiatric Medicine)              136

GY515       Bachelor of Nursing Science (General)                 137

GY516       Bachelor of Mental Health Nursing                     138

GY517       Bachelor of Midwifery Science                         139

St Angela's College, Sligo

AS110       Bachelor of Nursing Science (General)                 140

            Bachelor of Nursing Science (Intellectual
AS130                                                             141

College of Science

GY301       Bachelor of Science                                   146

GY303       Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)              152

GY304       Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)                   153

GY308       Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)           154

            Bachelor of Science (Financial Mathematics and
GY309                                                             155

GY310       Bachelor of Science (Marine Science)                  156

            Bachelor of Science (Environmental Health and
GY313                                                             157

GY314       Bachelor of Science ( Earth and Ocean Sciences)       158

            Bachelor of Science (Biopharmaceutical
GY318                                                             159

GY319       Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science)            160

            Bachelor of Science ( Physics - degree options in
GY320                                                             161
            Applied, Astrophysics, Biomedical, Theoretical)

GY321       Bachelor of Science (Genetics and Genomics) NEW       162

NUI GALWAY Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 - National University of Ireland
4   Photography taken by Chaosheng Zhang
NUI GALWAY Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 - National University of Ireland
Welcome to NUI Galway
Celebrating 175 Years
of Excellence
NUI Galway was founded in               At NUI Galway we want to build
1845 and 2020 marks the 175th           on your passion for learning and
anniversary of the foundation of the    encourage and support your desire
University. The University has been a   to develop as a person, to explore
defining presence and recognisable      new interests and to remain curious.
landmark in Galway City for almost      Here is where... you will be given the
two centuries.                          support, knowledge, skills and self-
                                        confidence to achieve your goals
                                        and reach your full potential.
NUI GALWAY Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 - National University of Ireland
Your University City
Imagine a city where
learning, creativity and life
come together as one.
Galway city, nestles on the
doorstep of the NUI Galway campus.
The city and university have
grown together, entwined for 175
years, creating a unique, safe and
exciting home away from home.
Galway is a city overflowing
with creativity from year-long
festivals to the creation of
medical device solutions shaping
health care across the globe.
We’re part of a city with a big
heart and soul, that’s alive
with passion and pride.
Here is where we celebrate
the place, the people, and the
feeling of inclusivity that makes
NUI Galway so unique.

NUI GALWAY Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 - National University of Ireland
Galway is steeped in history:              In a recent European survey Galway
from medieval streets to modern            city was ranked the best small city in
thoroughfares, there is so much to         Europe for ‘cultural vibrancy’ and for its
see and do. A single day could see you     ‘creative economy’.
hillwalking in rugged Connemara in the
                                           Galway is set to become the European
morning, lazing on the beach in Salthill
                                           Capital of Culture in 2020, and already
in the afternoon and enjoying the
                                           the city and our campus are gearing
cultural treasures of medieval lanes at
                                           up to celebrate this unique honour in
night, while also sampling our unique
                                           spectacular fashion.
award-winning cafés and restaurants.

NUI GALWAY Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 - National University of Ireland
Friends for life
You will shortly embark on the
next exciting chapter of your life.
As an NUI Galway student you
will be joining a vibrant, caring and
close-knit university community.
At NUI Galway, community means
we have an intense ambition that
drives us to achieve great things.
We work together because we
want to succeed together.
Community means creating
lasting friendships and wonderful
memories together.
NUI Galway ignites connections
that stay with you for life.

Sport at
NUI Galway
Sport at NUI Galway recognises
the relationship between academic
performance, health and well-being.
The Sport and Recreation Unit has
a mission to promote participation
in sport and physical activities by all
students and staff, and to support
higher standards of performance
in sport for elite athletes and
teams within NUI Galway.
Over 6000 students in NUI Galway
are participating in weekly sporting
activities, and 43% of these
students are competing in a new
sport for the very first time. The
Presidents’ Cup is an intra-mural
event which allows you to try new
sports, get active and integrate
into life at NUI Galway. There is a
sport for everyone and we strive to
ensure we help you find it. At NUI
Galway we cater for every level of
sport and hope we can become
part of your university journey.

Galway and NUI Galway Ladies
                  Gaelic Football Star Siobhan Divilly

     Sports Facilities                                   Outdoor Amenities Include:

                                                         •   Eight-lane synthetic, international standard
     NUI Galway boasts outstanding sports                    track, with jumping and throwing facilities;
     and recreational resources.                         •   A complex catering for Gaelic games, rugby,
                                                             soccer, hockey and cross-country;
      Our state-of-the-art indoor facilities include:
                                                         •   11 Grass Pitches;
      •   600-square-metre sports complex;               •   1 Hockey Synthetic Pitch;
      •   25-metre, 6-lane swimming pool;                •   Gym;
      •   National League basketball arena;              •   Floodlit artificial surfaces catering;
      •   130-piece cardiovascular gym;                      for multi-sports;
      •   fitness studios;                               •   Tennis courts.
      •   High Performance Testing Lab;
      •   High Performance Gym;                          The university’s river-side location ensures
      •   Indoor 2 Lane 35 metre Running Track;           water sports clubs are very active: you can get
                                                         involved in rowing, kayaking, windsurfing, subaqua
      •   squash and racquetball courts;
                                                         and more!
      •   a competition-style climbing wall.

     NUI Galway boat club in action                      Sigerson Cup Team 2019

Sports scholarships                                             Your sports clubs

•   NUI Galway has a very long and proud tradition in High      There are over 50 active and vibrant sports and
    Performance Sport.                                          recreational clubs at NUI Galway. Joining and
•   The University has produced athletes that have              participating in a sports club is a part of the overall
    competed at the highest level both domestically             student experience, and it is through your active
                                                                participation in the sports clubs and recreational
    and internationally.
                                                                programmes that you will make new friends and
•   NUI Galway students have competed at World,
                                                                learn life-long skills.
    Olympic and Paralympic level.
•   We are very proud of our relationships with the National    Find out more
    Governing Bodies of sport. Our High Performance   
    Pathway looks to create strong links with the NGB’s, so
    our athletes are well prepared for the next step in their
    sporting journey. We are also very lucky to have coaches
    within the University that also coach national squads.
•   At present the university has athletes competing at an
    international level in sports such as athletics, women’s
    soccer, rowing, sailing, archery, boxing and basketball.
    Some of these athletes will be hoping to compete in the
    2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

World Class
At NUI Galway we encourage our students           The Nekton Expedition
to develop original thinking, push boundaries     In March 2019 I joined the Nekton Mission to the
                                                  Indian Ocean on board the vessel Ocean Zephyr.
and participate in finding solutions for global   It was a mission to conduct pioneering scientific
challenges. Our research benefits humanity,       research in Seychellois waters, to engage the world
society and the economy. We collaborate           with our oceans and the need to protect them, and
                                                  to build science capacity in the Seychelles through
with research institutions and companies          collaboration with Seychellois scientists.
globally in our key areas of strengths which      I had the pleasure of being second in command of
include: harnessing technology, improving         the science team to Chief Scientist Dr Lucy Woodall
human health, nurturing creativity, shaping       of Oxford University. Second in command is truly the
                                                  best job! As Chief Scientist you spend a lot of time
society and sustaining the planet. Many           on the bridge, co-ordinating activities and making
of our graduates have gone onto become            decisions. As second in command I spent my days
                                                  working on the deck, directing Remotely Operated
leading researchers in their chosen fields.       Vehicle (ROV) operations, diving in submersibles,
                                                  handling the samples and downloading the data
                                                  that our different scientific gears provided us,
Professor Louise Allcock, Head                    occasionally retreating to the relative cool of the
                                                  scientists room to help with data entry.
of Zoology and Director of the Centre
for Ocean Research and Exploration
at NUI Galway conducted her first
ship-board research almost 30 years
ago and was instantly hooked on
the ocean! Louise’s expertise is in
cephalopods (octopuses, cuttlefishes
and squid), and deep-sea
habitats, particularly focusing
on octocoral-dominated deep-
water reefs. Read her story…

But for me, naturally, the most exciting part of the      A forthcoming taxonomic workshop where experts
mission was the science. Although we could only           around the world examine the collected samples
study a tiny area of the vast Seychellois territory, we   is likely to establish tens of new species, given that
spread our sample sites widely to try to get a picture    these depths have rarely been explored in the
of the whole area, and we studied every depth             Indian Ocean. Nekton’s mission does not stop here.
with video transects from shallow waters swum by          Nekton hope to partner with other Indian Ocean
SCUBA divers, mid-depth waters using submersibles,        governments in the future for further expeditions,
and deeper waters using the ROV.                          and I very much hope to be a part of that.
We also deployed a series of nets to sample the
tiniest creatures in the water column, and a baited
camera at night to capture images of the largest
predators. My personal highlights were definitely
the submersible dives. Being in an acrylic sphere
at 250m depth is definitely one of the greatest
privileges and most awesome experiences of my
life. Now the scientific highlights will emerge over
the next 18 months. Already there is evidence from
the data of a ‘rariphotic zone’ – a rare light zone
where the light is super super scarce and the fish
communities are different from both the dark deep
sea and the sunlit photic zone.

                                                                                                           Professor Louise Allcock
                                                                                                           NUI Galway

    Building your
    Your career does not just start
    when you graduate.
    Through our strong links with business and
    our highly valued reputation in industry,
    we offer our students every opportunity
    to develop their personal and professional
    skills, while providing an excellent foundation
    from which to launch your career.
    NUI Galway graduates are successfully
    employed at high-profile organisations
    in Ireland and throughout the world,
    including Facebook, Apple, JP Morgan,
    GlaxoSmithKline, Google, TG4, RTE
    and PWC to name but a few.
    Our dedicated Career Development
    team offers career guidance and advice
    to help you manage your own career
    development. We also offer an extensive
    schedule of careers events ranging from
    in curriculum modules for specific classes,       Over 70% of our degree
    sector specific career seminars, employer         courses now offer a work
    events and employability skills workshops.        placement and/or a study abroad
    Each year we bring over 200 employers             opportunity, ensuring that
    on campus to meet with students and               our graduates are workplace
    organise over 150 diverse career events to        ready with a global focus.
    empower our students to make successful           Our student voluntary service – ALIVE – is the
                                                      largest student voluntary service in Ireland, providing
    transitions towards fulfilling careers.           our students with local, national and international
                                                      opportunities to hone their skills as change makers
                                                      and influencers on the global stage.

                                                      NUI Galway has one of the highest
                                                      graduate employment rates of any
                                                      Irish university.

NUI Galway is committed to preparing its
students for the ever-changing challenges of
the 21st century workplace. The Employability
Award increases students’ understanding
and awareness of employability by creating
a framework to recognise and develop their
skills gained through work experience, extra-
curricular, career and academic education.
The Employability Award helps students
to articulate learning, extra-curricular
activities and student life in the context of
employability allowing students to direct
their own learning to fulfil individual needs.
Positive outcomes for students:
•   Gives a formal recognition of Employability
    (Award & Recorded on Diploma Supplement)
•   Increases self-confidence presenting for work
•   Unique access to employers, employment
    options & industry practice
•   Develops employability skills, personal
    attributes & knowledge
•   Recognises part-time work experience,
•   on campus leadership roles
    & summer internships.

Find Out More:

Find out
for yourself
Come and see for yourself why our campus
has been voted one of the most beautiful
university campuses in Europe.
Open Days are the perfect opportunity
for you and your family to experience
life at NUI Galway first hand. Visit us and
immerse yourself in our vibrant and diverse
community. Meet our world-leading
academics, our current students
and see how they can inspire you.

Guided Campus Tours
You can book a guided tour of the campus, which will be led by
one of our current students, by emailing

School Visits
To arrange for a university representative to visit
your school please contact us directly.
t. +353 91 492814

Coming to a town near you…
We hold regional information evening’s throughout Ireland, where
we bring the NUI Galway student experience to you. Meet us in:

• Clonmel - 24th October 2019
• Kildare - 14th November 2019
• Letterkenny - 5th December 2019
• Athlone - 12th December 2020
• Limerick - 16th January 2020
• NUI Galway - 23rd January 2020

NUI Galway’s Open Days
Friday 4th October 2019
Saturday 5th October 2019
Saturday 28th March 2020


Galway city will become
European Capital of Culture
in 2020

College of Arts,
Social Sciences,
and Celtic Studies
Our Bachelor of Arts courses are
recognised as top quality degrees o�ered
by a world renowned University and
taught by leading academic experts.
Across our course range, we aim to foster
values and skills that equip our students with
the expertise necessary to change society
for the better. Our graduates have the ability
to distil and critically assess information, to
think innovatively and act independently.
They demonstrate excellent analytical skills,
precise communication skills, and can work
e�ectively on their own initiative and in teams.
In delivering excellence across our degrees,
we have a student-centered ethos that
provides a space for students to learn and
develop both personally and professionally.

“I graduated from NUI Galway with a BA
  in English and History. At the end of my
  three-year degree, I applied for and was
  accepted onto the MA in Journalism at
  NUI Galway. I was selected to carry out
  my placement with Highland Radio in
  my hometown of Letterkenny and was
  offered a job shortly thereafter. I am
  currently a full-time broadcast journalist
  with Highland Radio – Ireland’s number
  one local radio station. I absolutely love
  my work and ultimately that’s the goal of
  every university graduate!”
 Catherine Ga�ney
 Letterkenny, County Donegal,
 BA (English and History)


GY101                                              WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
                                                      This is one of Ireland’s most popular undergraduate degree
Bachelor                                              programmes. A key attraction of this programme is the wide range
                                                      of two-subject degree combinations available
of Arts                                               The course provides a route to multiple career opportunities

(Joint-Honours)                                       The BA (Joint-Honours) is a pathway towards a career in primary
                                                      or secondary school teaching.
                                                      COURSE FACTS

   CAO Code: GY101                                 SKILLS FOR ARTS                                 STUDY ABROAD
   Course Level: 8                                 Building on feedback from our                   Students can opt to spend a year
                                                   students and following discussions with         studying abroad. In addition to an extensive
   Duration: 3 or 4 four years depending           employers, an integrated skills curriculum      network of Erasmus links with universities
   on the subjects chosen.                         has been introduced as part of BA               across the EU, we have study abroad
   Minimum Entry Points 2019: 300                  (Joint-Honours). Skills are delivered           opportunities in Canada and the USA,
                                                   throughout all classes o�ered on the            Central and South America, and China.
   Minimum A-Level Grades:                         programme. Our ‘skills-pillar’ is designed      Some language students spend their year
   See                    to enable students to think through,            abroad on approved work placements as
   Leaving Certi�cate Entry                        recognise, and articulate clearly the skills    language assistants.
   Requirements: Minimum Grade H5 in               developed as part of the overall BA
                                                   (Joint-Honours) experience. This                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
   two subjects and passes in four other
   subjects at O6/ H7 level in the Leaving         culminates in an opportunity for each           Arts graduates can be found in almost
   Certi�cate, including Irish, English,           student to develop a ‘College Skills            every walk of life, and BA (Joint-Honours)
   another language and three other                Passport’. Over the course of the BA            graduates from NUI Galway occupy leading
   subjects recognised for entry purposes.         (Joint-Honours) degree, students can gain       positions in commercial, social, educational
                                                   up to �ve digital badges for their ‘College     and public organisations at home and
   A-Level/GCSE Entry Requirements:                Skills Passport’. Each badge highlights         abroad. The website below gives examples
   See page 177 for matriculation entry            the skills developed through successful         of careers taken up by Arts graduates and
   requirements.                                   engagement with subjects in the College         has useful advice for those seeking to take
                                                   of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies.   up employment on completion of their Arts
   Average Intake: 850
                                                   WORK PLACEMENT
You will study three subjects in First Year        Work placements may be provided with
and then pursue two of the subjects you            some subject modules. Please refer to
pass in �rst year to degree level. During          subject pages for details. Field work is
orientation week, you will have the                also a feature of speci�c subjects, where,
opportunity to learn about all the subjects        in addition to specialist skills, students
that are on o�er and how di�erent subject          learn how to work both in teams and
combinations �t well together. Talks by            independently. Final-year research              FURTHER STUDY
students and lecturers on the di�erent             projects encourage independent working,         The University o�ers a wide range of
subjects available can be found on                 knowledge acquisition and evaluation, and       taught Master’s degrees and postgraduate            the writing of polished reports.                diploma programmes of interest to Arts
                                                                                                   graduates. The College of Arts, Social
                                                                                                   Sciences, and Celtic Studies also o�ers a
                                                                                                   number of structured PhD programmes.
                                                                                                   These programmes can be viewed at: www.
 FIRST YEAR                                                                              
                                Subject A               Subject B              Subject C
 3 Subjects
                                  20 ECTS                20 ECTS                20 ECTS            YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
 College Skills Passport
                                                                                                   • GY111 Bachelor of Arts with Creative Writing
 SECOND YEAR                    Subject A               Subject B                Skills*           • GY110 Bachelor of Arts with Children Studies
                                                                                                   • GY115 Bachelor of Arts with
 2 Subjects + 1 Skill             25 ECTS                25 ECTS                10 ECTS
                                                                                                     Performing Studies

                                     Optional Opportunities for Students                             FIND OUT MORE
 THIRD YEAR                          • Study Abroad (compulsory with some languages)
                                     • Work/Community Placement
                                                                                                     College of Arts, Social Sciences,
                                     • Diploma/Further Study
                                                                                                     and Celtic Studies
                                                                                                     t. +353 91 493 958
 FINAL YEAR                                                                                          e.
                                Subject A               Subject B
 2 Subjects                                                                                          w.
                                  30 ECTS                30 ECTS
 College Skills Passport

                           *Skills modules are integrated within each subject area.



of Arts


      Group 1             Group 2             Group 3             Group 4              Group 5             Group 6             Group 7

    Archaeology             Law               Classics             English                                 History              Gaeilge

                                                                                      Léann an
      French            Psychology           Geography           Economics                                 Spanish              Italian

                                             Léann na                               Sociological &
    Mathematics      Celtic Civilisation                                                                                      Philosophy
                                            Cumarsáide                             Political Studies


                                            Modern Irish
                                           Culture Studies
                                           (Literature and

•    In First Year students select three subjects to study and can choose only one subject from any one group.
•    In Second Year students progress with two of their three subjects to degree level.
•    Students who opt to study a language will spend at least part of their Third Year studying abroad (e.g. Erasmus) before progressing
     into Final Year.
•    Students selecting Gaeilge as one of their subjects to degree level will spend time in the Gaeltacht during their Third Year


GY101 Subject                                     WHY CHOOSE THIS SUBJECT?
                                                      Archaeology is the study of human society through the recovery and
Archaeology                                           analysis of its material remains (i.e., objects, monuments, burials, etc.)
                                                      From digital survey and excavation to learning how history, myth
                                                      and legend can be used to complement the archaeological record,
                                                      Archaeology provides students with a deep understanding of the
                                                      forces that have shaped our world, from the earliest human records
                                                      to the nineteenth century
                                                      Our course has a strong emphasis on fieldwork and interpretation and
                                                      strikes a good balance between practical, field and laboratory skills and
                                                      academic training.

YOUR COURSE YEAR BY YEAR                          FINAL YEAR                                         STUDY ABROAD
                                                  • Metal, Warfare and Chiefdoms: The Bronze
                                                                                                     The Erasmus student exchange
FIRST YEAR                                          Age roots of European civilisation
                                                                                                     programme o�ers you the opportunity to
• Recording Monuments in the Landscape            • Public Archaeology
                                                                                                     study abroad in year three. Archaeology
• Prehistoric Ireland and Europe                  • Explaining Prehistory: current trends
                                                                                                     has Erasmus agreements with Glasgow
• Material culture and Museums                    • Gaelic Peoples: identity and cultural practice
                                                                                                     University (Scotland) and Charles University
• Medieval Ireland and Europe                     • The Development of the Castle in
                                                                                                     (Czech Republic). Students taking
                                                    Medieval Europe
SECOND YEAR                                                                                          a modern language can also study
• People, Ritual and Death: life in early         • Minor Dissertation
                                                                                                     archaeology overseas. Our sta� have
  prehistoric Europe                              • Palaeoecology: reconstructing past
                                                                                                     international research links with universities
• Sacred Places and Christian Buildings in          environments
                                                                                                     in Europe and the USA, sit on the boards of
  Medieval Ireland                                • Landscape and Archaeology: context
                                                                                                     a number of international research bodies,
• Early Kingship: From chaos to cosmos              and practice
                                                                                                     and have a teaching exchange with Lund
• Space, Place and the Irish Landscape                                                               University (Sweden).
                                                  WORK PLACEMENT
• Archaeology and Mythical Landscapes of
  Atlantic Ireland (visiting students and HDip)   We have placements with four Irish                 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
• Interpretation in Archaeology                   archaeological �eld schools that provide           Studying Archaeology is the �rst step
• Archaeology in Practice                         excavation and survey experience.                  to a professional quali�cation. The
• Making Sense of Art: Style, Symbol and Story    Placements are for up to four weeks,               employment landscape is very broad,
• Ancient Civilisations: the rise of complex      and occur during the summer months.                ranging from forensic archaeology to
  societies.                                      Students can also �nd placements on                museums. While commercial sector
• Archaeology and Irish Identity: Celts,          excavations abroad, and in museums,                archaeology, typically working in pre-
  Christians, Vikings                             and heritage centres.                              development contexts, is a regular
• Legends and Real-World Landscapes                                                                  employment destination in Ireland and
  of Medieval Ireland (Visiting Students)                                                            abroad, there is also growing understanding
                                                                                                     of Archaeology’s signi�cance for present-
                                                                                                     day communities, as well as its cultural,
                                                                                                     educational, tourism and amenity values.

                                                                         “ I wanted to study somewhere that Archaeology
                                                                           was infused with the local culture. NUI Galway’s
                                                                           archaeology programme provided a unique
                                                                           opportunity to not only study the past in the lecture
                                                                           theatre, but also visit and learn about archaeological
                                                                           sites with distinguished lecturers.”
                                                                           Frank J. Hall is a Galway Doctoral Scholar examining the end
                                                                           of castle-building and the transition to forti�ed houses
                                                                           and ‘stronghouses’ in early modern Ireland.

                                                  FURTHER STUDY                                         FIND OUT MORE
                                                  •   MA Landscape Archaeology                          Dr Carleton Jones
                                                  •   MLitt Archaeology                                 First Year Coordinator
                                                  •   HDip in Archaeology
                                                  •   Structured PhD in Archaeology


GY101 Subject                                        WHY CHOOSE THIS SUBJECT?
                                                        Celtic Civilisation is the study of the legacy of the Celts in the world,
Celtic                                                  from when we first encounter the Celts in history to recent times.
                                                        We examine the formation of the peoples and nations of Ireland,
Civilisation                                            Northern and Western Britain, and France in the early Middle Ages
                                                        and study aspects of their civilisation in early-modern and modern
                                                        western Europe
                                                        You are taken on a journey into a hidden history of Europe and European
                                                        identities and ideas in Ireland, Wales, Scotland and elsewhere.

YOUR COURSE YEAR BY YEAR                             STUDY ABROAD
                                                     In third year, you will have the opportunity
                                                     to study abroad as part of the Erasmus
• Medieval Celtic Literature (Wales and Ireland)
                                                     programme at universities in Wales,
• Early and Medieval History of the Celts
                                                     Scotland, Brittany, Germany, Sweden and
• Celtic Mythology, Religion and Folklore
                                                     the Netherlands, among other locations.
• Medieval Irish Literature c. 700–1100              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
• Society and Social Institutions                    Celtic Civilisation provides opportunities
• The Stories of Medieval Wales                      for career development in the media,
• King Arthur and the Holy Grail                     publishing, heritage, education or
• Ancient Celtic Myths                               academic sectors.
• Celtic Languages in the Modern World
• Medieval Irish Language I, II
• Cultural Impact of Christianity
• Poetry of Medieval Wales
• The Celtic Languages and their Relatives
• Poets and Courts: Medieval Celtic Literature
• The Invention of the Celt: Concepts and
• Medieval Women in the Celtic-Speaking West
• Medieval Irish Language III, IV
You may also select certain modules from
Archaeology, Classics, History and English in Year
2 and Final Year.

                       “ The opportunity to study medieval Celtic literature
                         and languages gave my studies in Archaeology a
                         deeper and more vibrant perspective. I could not
                         recommend it more.”
                         Kelsey Holmes, BA (Celtic Civilisation and Archaeology)

FURTHER STUDY                                           FIND OUT MORE
• MA (Old and Middle Irish) Full-time                   Fiona de Paor
• MA (Medieval Studies) Full-time
                                                        t. +353 91 492564
• MA (Irish Studies – Literature and History)
                                                        e. �
  Full-time, Part-time


GY101 Subject                                   WHY CHOOSE THIS SUBJECT?
                                                  The long perspective: Classics follows the story of human creativity over
Classics                                          millennia, from the Bronze Age Crete c. 2000 BC, to the end of the Western
                                                  Roman Empire, to the in�uence of Classical culture through the Renaissance
                                                  down to modern times
                                                  Geographical breadth: We study the lands and peoples around the entire
                                                  Mediterranean, in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, with a particular
                                                  specialism in the impact of Classical culture in Ireland
                                                  Variety of approaches: We look at the world through many different lenses,
                                                  studying literature, mythology, art, archaeology, theatre, history, languages
                                                  and linguistics.

                                                    STUDY ABROAD
YEAR ONE                                            An attractive option is to combine
• Mythology and the City in Ancient Greece          Classics with a modern language, with
• Empire and Literature in Ancient Rome             the opportunity of transferring to the
• Origins of the Written Word                       BA (International) degree course, which
• Roots of European Languages                       includes a year spent at a university in
• Classics in Twenty Objects                        another European country. At NUI Galway,
YEAR TWO                                            Classics also has strong research links
• Classical Mythology and Drama                     with teams working on Mediterranean
• History of the Roman Empire                       archaeology, the early history of languages,
• Mediterranean Origins                             and medieval manuscript culture at
• Heroic Epic                                       universities throughout Europe.
• Studies in the Ancient Imagination                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
• The City-State
                                                    Classics provides an ideal springboard for
FINAL YEAR                                          creative and cultural careers, and many of
• Barbarians                                        our graduates obtain employment in such
• Pompeii                                           areas as intercultural work, heritage and
• Ireland and the Ancient World                     museums, publishing and communications,
• Iconography (Classical themes in                  public service and education. Many other
  Renaissance painting)                             graduates continue to postgraduate
• History of Western Science                        study and research, usually in ancient and
• Greek Figured Pottery                             medieval languages or in material culture
• Ancient Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion           and art history, including museum studies.
• Option: Special research project on a topic
  of your choice

We o�er Latin and Greek as options
in every year of study, at beginners,
intermediate and advanced levels.
Approximately 70% of the vocabulary
of English is Latin in origin. Studying an
ancient language is a great way to build                                   “ Classics gave me a rich understanding of all of
your command of English, and to develop
your language skills generally.
                                                                             these subjects and trained me to engage in
                                                                             analytical, evaluative and lateral thinking. I
                                                                             recommend Classics to anyone who cares about
                                                                             human history, language and thought.”
                                                                             Sarah Corrigan

                                                    FURTHER STUDY                                  FIND OUT MORE
                                                    •   MA (Classics)                              Professor Michael Clarke
                                                    •   MA (Medieval Studies)                      Discipline of Classics
                                                    •   Structured PhD in Classics                 School of Languages, Literatures
                                                    •   Structured PhD in Medieval Studies         and Cultures


GY101 Subject                                WHY CHOOSE THIS SUBJECT?
                                               Studying Economics gives you an opportunity to deepen your understanding
Economics                                      of current affairs, the economics of the market place, how economic factors
                                               in�uence politics and how economic issues have in�uenced the course of history
                                               We teach university-level Economics from ‘scratch’; you don’t need to have
                                               studied Economics before (e.g. at Leaving Certificate level). Most of the students
                                               who are studying Economics now have not taken the subject before
                                               NUI Galway has a long and proud tradition of research-led teaching in Economics
                                               of international standing.

YOUR COURSE YEAR BY YEAR                              STUDY ABROAD
                                                      In second year, interested students may
                                                      apply to spend third year studying at a
• Principles of Microeconomics
                                                      university in either mainland Europe or
• Skills for Economics 1
                                                      other countries such as Canada, USA, or
• Principles of Macroeconomics
                                                      China, before progressing into �nal year
• Skills for Economics 2
                                                      of their degree. For example, students
YEAR TWO                                              recently have spent a year in universities in
• Intermediate Microeconomics                         Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.
• Mathematics for Economics
• Plus choose one of two options:                     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
  · Irish Economic History                            A degree in Economics provides you with
or                                                    a wide array of both subject-speci�c and
  · Comparative Economic Thought                      transferable skills, of enormous importance
  · Intermediate Macroeconomics                       to the world in which we live. Graduating
  · Statistics for Economics                          in Economics can lead to you working
• Plus choose one of two options:                     for a variety of employers, including
  · Economics of Public Policy                        governments, private companies and
or                                                    non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
     · Introduction to Financial Economics
• Microeconomics and Public Policy
• Plus choose two other 5-credit
  · Health Economics
  · International Economics
  · Money and Banking
  · Environmental and Natural Resource
  · Econometrics                                     “ The skills obtained were a
  · Ireland, Europe, and the Global Economy            springboard that opened
• Macroeconomics and Public Policy
• Plus choose two other 5-credit modules:
                                                       up a range of professional
  · Economics of Financial Markets                     opportunities as a public
  · Public Economics                                   policy economist. Galway
  · Marine Economics
                                                       itself is a wonderfully vibrant
  · Development Economics
  · Agricultural and Food Economics                    student town.”
• Behavioural Economics                               Tom McDonnell
• Economics and Philosophy                            BA (Economics and Law)

                                                      FURTHER STUDY                                      FIND OUT MORE
                                                      •   MEconSc (International Finance)                Professor Paddy Gillespie
                                                      •   MSc (Health Economics)                         Head of Economics
                                                      •   MSc (Global Environmental Economics)
                                                                                                         t. +353 91 495 636
                                                      •   Higher Diploma in Economic Science


GY101 Subject                              WHY CHOOSE THIS SUBJECT?
                                              In 2017 and again in 2018 our discipline of English was named in the
English                                       top 100–150 English Departments worldwide
                                              The study of English is the study of creative expression in the English
                                              language. We examine novels, stories, plays, poems, films, journalism and
                                              digital media by women and men from many historical periods, and from
                                              various parts of the world, including regions such as Ireland, Britain, North
                                              America, Africa and Asia
                                              We help you develop your own critical thinking and communication skills
                                              to an advanced level.

YOUR COURSE YEAR BY YEAR                           Seminar options may include:
                                                   •   Creative Writing
FIRST YEAR                                         •   Exploring the Creative Arts
All students doing English will take two lecture   •   Shakespeare on Screen
modules each semester, and one skills-based        •   Gender and Globalisation in Modern Ireland
tutorial module over both semesters. Students      •   Masculinity and Crisis
on the BA (Joint-Honours) and denominated          •   Arthurian Literature
programmes will also take one additional lecture
                                                   •   African Fiction
module over both semesters.
                                                   •   Writing Animals
Lecture modules include sections on:
                                                   •   Children’s Fiction
• Introduction to Fiction
                                                   •   The Brontës
• Introduction to Poetry
• Introduction to Drama and Theatre                Full lists of options are available on our website:
• Critical Perspectives on Literature    
• Literature in the Social World                   STUDY ABROAD
SECOND YEAR AND FINAL YEAR                         In second year, interested students may
Students take two lecture courses and one          apply to spend third year studying at a
seminar in each semester during Second and         university in either mainland Europe or
Final year.                                        other countries such as Canada, USA, or
Lecture course options may include:                China, before progressing into �nal year of
•   Medieval Literature                            their degree.
•   Media, Culture and Society
                                                   CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
•   Eighteenth Century Studies
•   Novelty, Con�ict, Scandal: Reading the Early   English is a �exible subject that provides
    Modern World                                   graduates with highly valued skills applicable
•   Drama and Theatre Studies                      to a variety of occupations. Graduates
•   Worlds in Revolt: Romanticisms                 of English have found employment
•   Stage and Page: The Early Modern Imagination   in teaching, journalism, the creative
•   Genre Studies                                  arts, public service, media, information
•   Nineteeth Century British Literature           technology, digital game design, law, public
•   Studies in Science Fiction and Fantasy         relations, heritage industries, management,
    Literature                                     librarianship, professional writing and many
•   Literature of the Digital Age                  other �elds.
•   Modern Irish Literature
•   Contemporary Literature
•   Modernism/Postmodernism

                                                   FURTHER STUDY                                         FIND OUT MORE
                                                   A quali�cation in English o�ers many                  Irene O’Malley
                                                   opportunities for further study including:            Discipline of English
“ Studying English at NUI Galway                   • MA (English) Full-time, Part-time                   t. +353 91 492567
  has been greatly rewarding.                      • MA (Digital Cultures) Full-time, Part-time          e.
  I found the modules on                           • MA (Culture and Colonialism)                        w.
  offer intriguing and multi-                        Full-time, Part-time
                                                   • MA (Creative Writing) Full-time, Part-time
  dimensional.”                                    • MA (Journalism) Full-time, Part-time
    Leigh Jordan


GY101 Subject                                      WHY CHOOSE THIS SUBJECT?
                                                      French is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world,
French                                                both as a first language, mainly in Europe and North America, and
                                                      as a second language globally, including many parts of Africa
Tá an t-ábhar seo ar fáil trí                         Students of French acquire a high level of written and spoken skills
Ghaeilge/This subject is                              so that they can communicate accurately and effectively
available through Irish                               French at NUI Galway can be studied through English or Irish.

YOUR COURSE YEAR BY YEAR                           WORK PLACEMENT                                     NOTE
                                                   Students typically spend a year abroad             Students wishing to take First Year French
                                                   on the EU-funded Erasmus exchange                  are expected to have attained a Grade H4 in
• Introduction to French Language and Culture                                                         French in the Leaving Certi�cate. Students
                                                   programme, either as a full-time student
• Introduction to French Literature in Context                                                        should note that choosing to study a modern
                                                   or employed as a language assistant in a
                                                                                                      language to degree level involves spending a
YEAR TWO                                           school. Whether through study or a work
                                                                                                      period, normally a year, abroad in a country or
• French Literature and Relationships              placement, you will signi�cantly enhance           region where the language for which they are
• Introduction to French Textual Analysis          both your linguistic abilities and your            registered is widely spoken. Students studying
• French Language Games and Variations             intercultural skills. Your placement abroad        French, German, Italian and/ or Spanish as
• French Literary Genres (Novel, Poetry, Theatre   also means that you will be eligible, at the       part of the BA (Joint-Honours) will have the
  —Seventeeth to Nineteenth Centuries)             successful conclusion of your studies, for         opportunity to transfer to the BA (International)
• Francophone Literatures                          the award of the BA (International) degree,        programme upon successful completion
• Autobiography—Contemporary Approaches            re�ecting this additional experience.              of an academic workload and/or language
• France on Stage and Screen                                                                          assistantship during their year abroad (Year 3
                                                   STUDY ABROAD                                       of the four-year BA (International) degree).
• Year Abroad—Erasmus/Assistantship                Students have the opportunity to spend their
  /Work placement                                  third year at a university in France or Belgium,
                                                   or teaching in a French school. In addition
FINAL YEAR                                         to Erasmus exchange agreements with 17
• Reading French History as Literature             European partner institutions, our sta� also
• French Media and Information                     have individual research links with universities
• The Power of French Images                       across the Francophone World, from Quebec
• Language and Identity in the                     to North Africa.
  Francophone World
• Language and Identity in Medieval France         CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
• French Sport and Identity                        French is rated as the third most useful
• French Literary Genres (Novel, Poetry,           language for business, behind only English
  Theatre —Twentieth century)                      and Chinese. Our students acquire
• Gender and Identity in French Literature         a high level of communication skills,
                                                   �nding employment in a wide variety of
                                                   situations, both in Ireland and abroad,
                                                   including education, administration, media,
                                                   marketing, translation and interpreting.
                                                   Former students are currently employed by
                                                   institutions (e.g., European Union), by non-
                                                   governmental organisations (NGOs) (such
                                                   as GOAL), and by companies including
                                                   Pernod Ricard and L’Oréal.

                                                   FURTHER STUDY                                         FIND OUT MORE
                                                   • MA (French)                                         Professor Philip Dine
“ My Erasmus experience                            • MA (Advanced Language Skills)                       Discipline of French
  in Toulouse was one of                           • MA (International Contemporary                      School of Languages,
  the best years of my life!”                        Literatures and Media)                              Literatures and Culture
  Nora Baker, Bachelor of Arts                     • MA (Translation)
                                                                                                         t. +353 91 492397
  with Creative Writing                            • Structured PhD in French
  (French and Italian)                                                                                   w.


GY101 Subject                                   AN GHAEILGE, CÉN FÁTH?
                                                    Cuireann clár Gaeilge OÉ Gaillimh oiliúint chuimsitheach ar fáil i dTeanga,
Gaeilge                                             i Litríocht agus i gCultúr na Gaeilge. Déanfaidh gach mac léinn forbairt ar
                                                    an nGaeilge atá acu cheana, bíodh an teanga ón scoil nó ó dhúchas acu.
                                                    Beidh an deis acu cur lena scileanna i labhairt na Gaeilge agus a bheith
                                                    cruinn sa scríbhneoireacht
   Tá cáil idirnáisiúnta ar na léachtóirí Gaeilge mar scoláirí bisiúla. Tá múinteoirí teanga ardlíofa againn a bhfuil taithí
   fhada acu a bheith ag cabhrú le mic léinn
   Is buntáiste breise iad Áras na Gaeilge agus an campas dátheangach. Ina theannta sin, beidh deis ag mic léinn
   Seimeastar Gaeltachta/Socrúchán Oibre a dhéanamh mar chuid den chéim.
   The study of Gaeilge to degree level at NUI Galway involves a four-year programme. As a student of Gaeilge,
   you will spend third year off-campus, with one semester in the Gaeltacht and the other semester on a work
   placement in the Irish language sector
   The experience will enhance your linguistic and research competence and prioritise career readiness. Entering
   through the CAO points system under the code GY101, students choose Gaeilge and two other subjects in first
   year and then progress with Gaeilge and one other subject into second year. If you decide to choose a modern
   continental language with Gaeilge, you will spend a single semester on an Erasmus exchange and/or applied
   placement overseas, in addition to a single semester in a Gaeltacht setting.

IMLÍNE AN CHÚRSA                                SOCRÚCHÁIN OIBRE                               DEISEANNA GAIRME
BLIAIN A HAON                                   Mar chuid den tríú bliain, caith�dh scoláirí   Bíonn céimithe le Gaeilge fostaithe i
• An Teanga Bheo 1 and 2                        seimeastar ag staidéar ar champais             réimse an-leathan post chomh maith leis
• Scéal agus Pobal na Gaeilge                   Ghaeltachta na hOllscoile. Beidh deis acu      an múinteoireoircht, sna meáin, agus san
• Litríocht agus Cultúr na Linne                a bheith ag obair in eagraíocht Ghaeilge sa    iriseoireacht. Tá ganntanas mór múinteoirí
                                                dara seimeastar. Gheobhaidh siad tuilleadh     Gaeilge in earnáil an mheánoideachais faoi
BLIAIN A DÓ                                     taithí ar labhairt na Gaeilge agus beidh       láthair agus tá an-éileamh ar chéimithe as
• Teanga na Nua-Ghaeilge I agus II              feabhas dá réir ar a líofacht sa teanga.       Gaillimh mar mhúinteoirí Gaeilge.
• Sochtheangeolaíocht na Gaeilge
• An Gearrscéal sa Ghaeilge                     NAISC IDIR NÁISIÚNTA                           POINTE EOLAIS
• Nua-Fhilíocht na Gaeilge                      Tá deiseanna ann seimeastar Erasmus a          Nuair a bheidh cúrsa BA (Comhonórach le
• Modúl roghnach: An tSean-Ghaeilge/An          chaitheamh thar lear chomh maith. Tá           Gaeilge) déanta acu, ba cheart go mbeadh
  Scannánaiocht/Na Meáin Chumarsáide/An         ceangal faoi leith ag Roinn na Gaeilge         céimithe in ann labhairt go cruinn, líofa
  Amhránaíocht/Canúintí agus Caighdeán/An       le hollscoileanna thar lear a bhfuil na        i nGaeilge ina gcuid oibre agus ina saol
  Fhiannaíocht/Sloinnte agus Logainmneacha      teangacha Ceilteacha agus ábhar gaolmhar       sóisialta. Tuig�dh siad an tábhacht atá le
BLIAIN A TRÍ                                    á dteagasc iontu - Albain, An Bhreatain        hoidhreacht na Gaeilge. Tá éileamh mór ar
• Seimeastar ar champas Gaeltachta              Bheag, an Bhriotáin agus ar Mhór-Roinn         chéimithe le honóracha sa Ghaeilge. Beidh
• Seimeastar ar shocrúchán oibre nó thar lear   na hEorpa, sna Stáit Aontaithe agus i          an-chuid scileanna inaistrithe acu idir eolas,
                                                gCeanada. Chuaigh neart céimithe as            anailís agus thaighde.
BLIAIN A CEATHAIR                               Gaillimh ag múineadh Gaeilge thar lear ar
• Teanga na Nua-Ghaeilge III agus IV                                                           Riachtanais Iontrála Ardteistiméireachta -
                                                scéim FLTA Fulbright (Na Stáit Aontaithe)
• Filíocht an 17ú-19ú hAois                                                                    Tá H5 sa Gaeilge riachtanach.
                                                agus ICUF (Ceanada).
• An Béaloideas
• An tÚrscéal
• Modúl roghnach
                                                                  “ Chaith mé trí bliana tairbheacha i nGaillimh. Tá
                                                                    atmaisféar ar leith le sonrú i Roinn na Gaeilge mar
                                                                    gheall ar an dea-chaidreamh idir an fhoireann agus
                                                                    na mic léinn. Chothaigh an taithí sin muinín ionam.
                                                                    Mholfainn an cúrsa do mhic léinn ar mian leo saineolas
                                                                    a chur ar chultúr, léann agus litríocht na Gaeilge.”
                                                                    Aisling Ní Churraighín, BA Gaeilge agus Béarla,mac léinn PhD

                                                STAIDÉAR BREISE                                    TUILLEADH EOLAIS
                                                MA/PhD sa Nua-Ghaeilge, PhD (Celtic                Fiona De Paor
                                                Civilisation), MA/PhD (Sean- agus Meán-            Aras na Gaeilge
                                                Ghaeilge), Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas
                                                                                                   t. +353 91492564
                                                (MGO/PME), Colonialism), MA (Journalism).
                                                                                                   r. �


GY101 Subject                                         WHY CHOOSE THIS SUBJECT?
                                                         NUI Galway is home to one of the largest Geography disciplines
Geography                                                in Europe
                                                         Geography is a multi-layered, diverse and exciting field of study. It is
Tá an t-ábhar seo ar fáil trí                            the key bridging subject linking the humanities, the social sciences
Ghaeilge/This subject is                                 and the sciences
available through Irish                                  In taking Geography as a subject, not only will you acquire an
                                                         understanding of our place in the world, you will also develop a skill
                                                         set (research, computing/Geographical Information Systems (GIS),
                                                         surveying) that is applicable in many sectors of employment.

YOUR COURSE YEAR BY YEAR                              WORK PLACEMENT
                                                      We provide experiential learning through
                                                      �eld and lab-based instruction throughout
This year introduces you to key geographical
                                                      the degree. This provides you with the
ideas, processes and concepts that impact on
                                                      transferable skills necessary for future
and shape the physical and human landscape,
and emphasises �eld trips, mapping and                employment. We have recently expanded
laboratory skills.                                    our skills-based o�erings, which include
                                                      increased GIS-based credits and increased
YEAR TWO AND FINAL YEAR                               skills-based training for �rst year students.
Courses on o�er range from Rural to Urban
Geography, Coastal Environments to                    STUDY ABROAD
Climatology, Economic Geography to Political          Geography at NUI Galway has many
and Cultural Geography, Environmental Planning
                                                      international links all across the globe.
to GIS. One of the key elements of Final Year
                                                      Our recent international student �eld
Geography is the opportunity you have to
develop critical analytical skills in designing and   trips include destinations such as
executing a supervised research project.              Bosnia–Herzegovina, the Czech Republic
                                                      and China. All of our lecturers are active,
                                                      internationally renowned researchers,
                                                      and you will have the opportunity to
                                                      undertake international exchanges in
                                                      Germany and the USA.

                                                      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                      Geography students acquire a wide range
                                                      of skills and qualities that are valuable
                                                      in many professions. The combinations
                                                      of numerical and analytical skills are
                                                      highly sought after by many sectors
“ I’m currently completing a                          of employment. Recent graduates
  PhD programme funded by                             have excelled and carved out niches
  Teagasc, and the skills I gained                    for themselves in lecturing, teaching,
                                                      environmental consultancy, journalism,
  during my time at NUI Galway                        heritage work, renewable energy sector,
  are of great relevance to this                      marketing, planning, tourism, government
  opportunity.”                                       and policy institute research, in non-
                                                      governmental organisations (NGO) and
  Brian Leonard, BA (Joint-Honours).
                                                      CSO development work.

                                                      FURTHER STUDY                                    FIND OUT MORE
                                                      • MA (Environment, Society and Development)      Dr John McDonagh
                                                      • MSc (Marine and Coastal Environments)          First Year Coordinator
                                                                                                       t. +353 91 492 569


GY101 Subject                                    WHY CHOOSE THIS SUBJECT?
                                                     German is the native language of about 100 million people, and 38% of all
German                                               Europeans speak German in Austria, Switzerland and elsewhere
                                                     Germany is the most important trading partner for almost all European and
                                                     many non-European countries. Speaking German is key to success in the job
                                                     market—in Ireland, Germany and the European Union
                                                     At NUI Galway you can study German even without previous knowledge
                                                     of the language
                                                     When you graduate you will have acquired a high level of proficiency in
                                                     German and a deep understanding of the culture and history of Germany.

YOUR COURSE YEAR BY YEAR                              WORK PLACEMENT                                NOTE
                                                      As an alternative to studying at a German     Students should note that choosing to
                                                      university, students may spend the            study a modern language to degree level
• German Language and Culture
                                                      third year of their programme on an           involves spending a period, normally a year,
  (Beginners or Advanced)
                                                      organised internship with a German            abroad in a country or region where the
• Skills for Learning German
                                                      or Austrian company.                          language for which they are registered is
  (Beginners or Advanced)
                                                                                                    widely spoken. German may be taken in
• No prior knowledge is needed for the                STUDY ABROAD                                  First Arts with previous knowledge of the
  beginners’ stream. Leaving Certi�cate German
                                                      Students studying German spend one year       language (advanced) or at beginners, level.
  or an equivalent standard is required for the
                                                      studying at one of NUI Galway’s partner
  advanced course. First-year German consists
                                                      universities in Germany or Austria. The
  of a comprehensive written oral language
                                                      year abroad allows students to reach a high
  course, complemented by contemporary
                                                      degree of �uency in German and to enjoy
  literary and cultural studies. The language
                                                      valuable intercultural experiences.
  classes take place in small groups, with an
  emphasis on developing the communication            CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
  skills of the student.
                                                      Graduates of German are in high demand
YEAR TWO                                              in multilingual customer service for
• German Language I and II                            companies such as eBay, Google, Apple
• German Studies I and II                             or in the medical device industries.
• History of German Literature and
  Culture I and II
• Modules include lectures on German literature,
  culture and �lm studies, on linguistics, and the
  e�ective use of media.
                                                                                                    “ I spent my Erasmus year
                                                                                                      abroad studying in Berlin,
• Year abroad on Erasmus or work placement                                                            which was amazing. From the
                                                                                                      very �rst lecture, the German
• German Language I and II                                                                            Department won me over with
• German Cultural Studies I–IV                                                                        their enthusiasm and passion
• Modules include lectures on German literature,
                                                                                                      for what they teach.”
  media, history, theatre and cinema.
                                                                                                     Jeannine Jud, BA International
                                                                                                     (German and History)

                                                      FURTHER STUDY                                    FIND OUT MORE
                                                      • MA (German)                                    Ms Geraldine Smyth
                                                      • MA (International Contemporary
                                                                                                       t. +353 91 492626
                                                        Literatures and Media)
                                                      • MA (Advanced Language Skills) (German)
                                                      • MA (Translation Studies)
                                                      • PhD German

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