Seven NUI Galway Courses Shortlisted for National Postgraduate Awards

Nov 12 2018 Posted: 09:21 GMT

Seven NUI Galway postgraduate courses have been shortlisted in two categories for the national gradireland Higher Education Awards 2018. The categories include Best New Course and Postgraduate Course of the Year, and award winners will be announced on Friday, 23 November at a reception in Dublin.

The postgraduate courses that have been shortlisted are:

  • Best New Course: The MSc (International Accounting and Analytics), J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics; and the MSc in Patient Safety and Healthcare Simulation, School of Medicine
  • Postgraduate Course of the Year Award in Business, Finance and Management: The MSc in Digital Marketing; the MSc in Strategy, Innovation, and People Management; and the MSc in International Management, run by the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics
  • Postgraduate Course of the Year Award in Computer Science and Technology: The MSc in Business Analytics, J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics
  • Postgraduate Course of the Year Award in Science: The MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, Ryan Institute

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.”

NUI Galway 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 & Film Studies, and Regenerative Medicine. Over 5,000 postgraduate students (including international students) currently attend NUI Galway.


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