There are over 160 postgraduate masters degree programmes at the University of Galway. Of these, there are 17 postgraduate masters degree programmes that are strongly aligned with the Ryan Institute’s four research themes. The Ryan Institute in particular acts to support the research components of Masters degree programmes which are aligned with its four research themes. This is achieved through the activities of the Ryan Institute’s Postgraduate Working Group.

The following postgraduate masters degree programmes are strongly aligned with the Ryan Institute research themes, with many Masters degree students doing the research component of their Masters degrees in the research groups of Ryan Institute Principal Investigators.

Ag Innovation (MSc)
AgriBiosciences (Structured MSc), in collaboration with Teagasc 
AgriFood Sustainability & Technology (MSc) 
Biodiversity & Land-Use Planning (MSc)   
Biotechnology (MSc) 
Civil Engineering (ME) 
Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security (MSc) 
Coastal & Marine Environments (MSc)
Energy Systems Engineering (ME) 
Environment, Society, & Development (MA) 
Environmental Leadership (MSc) 
International Development Practice (MA) 
Journalism (MA) 
Marine and Freshwater Resources: Management (MSc) 
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 
Sustainable Environments (MSc) 
Sustainable Resource Management (MSc) 

Prospective students who are interested in any of the four research themes of the Ryan Institute and in making an impact in these areas can choose from the above portfolio of Masters degree programmes to further their skills and careers.