NUI Galway to Showcase Opportunities for Postgraduate Studies at Virtual Open Day

Katie Flannery, International Marketing Executive at NUI Galway, is one of the many University staff members who will be available to speak to students at the virtual Postgraduate Open Day.
Nov 17 2020 Posted: 09:53 GMT

NUI Galway will hold its annual Autumn Postgraduate Open Day on Tuesday, 24 November, from 12-7pm. In line with current public health guidelines, the University will deliver the event virtually allowing the public to explore the over 400 taught and research postgraduate programmes enrolling in 2021. 

The open day is an important event for professionals, graduates and current undergraduate students who are aiming to upgrade their qualification, broaden their skills-set, increase their specialist knowledge and ultimately improve their job prospects and earning power. The virtual event will provide visitors with the opportunity to explore courses and careers by attending live talks with the option to ask questions and to hear directly from programme directors on the career opportunities and emerging trends in their fields.

In addition to subject and programme specific talks, the virtual event will include presentations on all the practicalities of preparing for postgraduate study. Key talks include: Fees, Funding and Scholarships; Graduate Studies: Funding my PhD; and Enhancing my Employability with a Postgrad Qualification. Staff from the Admissions Office will be available to take queries relating to the application process and SUSI, the national awarding authority for all higher and further education grants, will be presenting at the event, outlining the postgraduate grants process and available to answer individual queries.

Valerie Leahy, Postgraduate Recruitment Officer, explains how an open day is of benefit to future students: “A key part of the decision to pursue a Masters is finding out as much as possible about the potential programmes that could be right for you, the application process and the funding options available. The upcoming virtual open day is a one day event where you can gather all of this information in one place and get ready to make a successful application to your course of choice.”

NUI Galway is also launching a number of new postgraduate programmes for entry in 2021 which will be included in the open day showcase. The College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies is launching a number of new postgraduate options including: MSc Adolescent Health, MA/PDip Child, Youth and Community; MA/PDip in Public Policy; and options in Consumer Psychology and in Education Studies. The College of Science & Engineering is offering a new MSc Genomics Data Science which combines highly-sought after skills in genetics, statistics, and data analytics and will provide advanced training in the computational techniques used to analyse and understand genomic data, allowing graduates to work in the emerging field of genomic and precision medicine.

Visitors to the virtual event can also get more information on the new online Cardiac Rehabilitation PgCert starting in January 2021, and an Advanced Practice Midwifery course, approved by the NMBI, that aims to enable experienced registered midwives to develop advanced clinical midwifery knowledge and skills to enhance optimum care and improve clinical outcomes for women and their babies.

For more information, view the Open Day programme or book a place visit:


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