MA Programmes

Information on our MA programmes  can be found by clicking on the images below.
In-house information can be found in the sidebar tabs to the left of this page.

Recorded talks about some of our MA programmes can be accessed here:

PhD Programme

Information on our PhD programme can be found in the sidebar link to the left of this page. Find out how to apply by clicking on the link below:

Postgraduate Courses




The Discipline of English offers three taught postgraduate MA programmes, and co-teaches on a number of others.  Information on our MA programmes  can be found by clicking on the images above.  
In-house information can be found in the sidebar tabs to the left of this page.

For all Arts Taught Programmes the following supporting documentation must be submitted:

  • Official qualifications and exam results (transcripts) to date: required for all non-University of Galway applicants and for University of Galway graduates who did not receive their undergraduate degrees from University of Galway. Applicants who have still to graduate must upload final transcripts on receipt. 
  • English language competency: if necessary, evidence of  English language competency.
  • Personal statement: all applicants must enclose a typed personal statement of approximately 600 words explaining why you wish to undertake the programme(s) of your choice, outlining how it fits into your career objectives, unless indicated otherwise in the table below. 
  • Passport or Birth certificate: non-University of Galway-applicants only—a copy of your passport or birth certificate must also be submitted.
  • IMPORTANT: Some programmes require additional documentation (eg MA in Writing).  Please click here for the list of programmes that require additional supporting documents.

You may also find the FAQ section on the Postgraduate Admissions website helpful.

MA Scholarships: 
EU students who achieve a 1.1 in their undergraduate degree will be eligible for a scholarship worth €1500 under the Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme for First-Class Students.  The scholarship is open to full-time students who register for any of our MAs.  Details on how to apply will be posted to the Scholarship Scheme webpage shortly.

International Scholarships: 
University of Galway is committed to attracting high calibre students from around the world. To this end, the University offers a range of based scholarships to students from a number of countries, in line with our strategic international priorities.  Details on International Scholarships can be found here.

PhD Programme: We also offer a PhD programme. For information on how to apply, please see  How to Apply and  PhD Applications.