Fourteen NUI Galway Courses Shortlisted for National Postgraduate Awards

Nov 11 2019 Posted: 08:47 GMT

Fourteen NUI Galway postgraduate courses have been shortlisted in five categories for the national gradireland Higher Education Awards 2019. The categories include Best New Course, Best Science Course, and Best Business Course of the Year, and award winners will be announced on Friday, 22 November at a reception in Dublin.

The postgraduate courses that have been shortlisted are:

  • Best New Course: MSc in AgriBiosciences, Masters in International and Comparative Business Law, MSc in International Accounting and Analytics, MSc in Exercise Physiology and Application in Therapy, and MSc in Cellular Manufacturing and Therapy
  • Postgraduate Course of the Year Award in Law: Masters in International and Comparative Business Law
  • Postgraduate Course of the Year Award in Business, Finance and Management: MSc Business Analytics and the MSc Digital Marketing
  • Postgraduate Course of the Year Award in Computer Science and Technology: MSc in Business Analytics and  MSc in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs .
  • Postgraduate Course of the Year Award in Science: MSc in Medical Physics and MSc (AgriBiosciences) ans  MSc in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs.

The annual Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards recognises excellence amongst Irish postgraduate course providers. The winning courses are judged on the success of the course including employability of graduates, recognition of the course’s quality or ranking by external bodies, research record of academic staff, and providing a good experience for students. Judges also take feedback from students into consideration when selecting a winner.

Valerie Leahy, Postgraduate Recruitment Officer at NUI Galway, said: “We’re delighted to again make the shortlist for these important national awards; it’s great that the calibre of our postgraduate courses is being acknowledged, as is their effectiveness in terms of employability, and interaction with industry and business. These courses are now accepting applications and those interested can apply online via the NUI Galway postgraduate applications system at We also offer generous full-time taught masters scholarships for first-class students, so that’s another reason to consider NUI Galway for postgraduate studies.”

Over 5,000 postgraduate students (including international students) currently attend NUI Galway and the University offers a wide range of fourth level courses, developing programmes based on its traditional academic strengths of Arts, Social Sciences, Celtic Studies, Commerce, Medicine, Nursing, Health Science, Law, Engineering, Informatics and Science. These areas have been augmented with innovative Research Centres in areas as diverse as Biomedical Engineering, International Human Rights, Digital Media and Film Studies, and Regenerative Medicine.


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