NUI Galway Success at National Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards

Cindy Coleman, co-director (with Janusz Krawczyk) of the MSc Cellular Manufacturing and Therapy, winner in the Best New Postgraduate Course category; and Connie Healy, programme director, Masters in International and Comparative Business Law, winner of the Best Postgraduate Law course award.
Dec 09 2019 Posted: 12:22 GMT

NUI Galway took two top awards at the recent national gradireland Higher Education Awards 2020 which took place in Dublin.

NUI Galway’s Law School was achieved the ‘Best Postgraduate Course in Law’, in a highly-contested category. The judges commented the programme displayed “excellent innovation and teaching methodology, with strong links to industry”. The course focuses on enhancing employability and developing graduate attributes around advocacy, negotiation, legal research and writing skills. Teaching takes place by means of small group seminars where students have direct access to business and legal experts and also have the opportunity to apply for placements with leading commercial law firms, to include: A&L Goodbody, Arthur Cox, Matheson, L.K Shields, RDJ Solicitors, AMOSS Solicitors and Flynn O’Driscoll Business Lawyers.

The MSc in Cellular Manufacturing and Therapy received the award for ‘Best New Postgraduate Course’. The competition judges highlighted “why a course of study such as this is required. There [are] very strong links to employment need addressing the skills gap”. 

When launching in September 2017, this MSc programme was the first of its kind worldwide. It has grown from a one-year full time MSc programme to a suite of opportunities including a two-year part time MSc, as well as postgraduate diploma and certificate streams.  

Graduates have entered PhD programmes and have joined world-leading organisations like Takeda and Autolus in cellular production, quality assurance, cell culture scientists and assay development.

Potential applicants interested in applying to either of these award-winning programmes can visit for further details.


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