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Each year more than 4,000 choose University of Galway as their University of choice. Find out what life at University of Galway is all about here.
About University of Galway
About University of Galway
Since 1845, University of Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
University of Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at University of Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at University of Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At University of Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
Welcome to the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies
The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies is at the cutting edge of new thinking in the full range of subjects offered within our programmes, ranging from undergraduate to masters, postgraduate and postdoctoral. Our research is internationally recognised for its quality and impact. Our Research led programmes are designed to inspire your intellectual curiosity and to provide you with a flexible pathway to a range of future careers.
Message from the Dean
A warm welcome to the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies website. The College consists of eight Schools that are at the cutting edge of theory and practice in the wide range of subjects offered within our taught and research programmes. The College is also home to three internationally distinct research institutes that contribute to NUI Galway’s mission to serve the public good
Our ambition is to provide an excellent education and university experience for all of our students across our extensive and diverse portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Our courses have been developed in close consultation with major employers, indigenous and international, reflecting the increasing demand for highly skilled, innovative and flexible graduates and include Work Based Learning and Study Abroad opportunities. Many of the subject areas taught across the College are highly ranked globally and this attracts world class academics and researchers to the College. One such area is Children and Youth Studies and NUI Galway is a Centre of Excellence in Children’s Research and Practice. We offer a number of unique undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in this area with opportunities for research at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre.
The College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies at NUI Galway is unique in that it is palpably at the core of the creative arts in Galway and the greater region. The College acts as a partner and a champion for much of the creative arts within the city and is the leading international centre for the study of Irish drama, theatre and performance. We have partnerships with arts organisations at a local, regional and national level, offering a platform for many of our students and graduates to showcase their incredible talents.
We invite students, alumni, staff, researchers, partners and the public to explore our website to learn more about the College and become part of our creative community.
Prof Rebecca Braun
Driven by Research
Collaborative, creative, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial research opportunities exist in the areas of Sociology and Political Science, Psychology, the Humanities, Geography and Archaeology, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and Education.
Research students of the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies have the opportunity to work, study and share their research experiences with more than 320 postgraduate researchers and academics covering a broad range of disciplines, themes and historical eras from the medieval to the modern.
We provide a broad range of PhD and Masters level research programmes.
The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies has a long-established commitment to the internationalisation of Third Level education. We welcome exchange students, visiting students, and full-time students from across the world and cherish the richness and diversity of experience that they bring to our community. We also encourage Irish students to avail of international study and placement opportunities across the globe.
If you are interested in studying at NUI Galway, visit the International Affairs Office here. Visiting students spending a year or semester in the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies at NUI Galway can chose from the wide range of courses on offer to full time undergraduate students in the College. The policy of the College is that students should attend the same courses and sit the same examinations as NUI Galway students.