We offer the following suite of core taught MA Programmes:

Each of the programmes are both distinctive in their own right and complementary to each other. Underpinning all of the programmes is a strong commitment to community engaged and rights based practice. Students on our MAs benefit from substantial co-operation across the four programmes thus maximising their access to expertise and giving the opportunity for peer and shared learning as far as is possible.

MA students on all of the programmes also benefit from access to the full range of expertise within the school especially through specialised Masters dissertation supervision from colleagues. This includes direct access to the School’s UNESCO Child and Family Centre which hosts the MA in Family Support and supports all of the other programmes significantly in terms of teaching and research supervision. A number of the areas of expertise across a wide range of subject areas are covered including political science, sociology, social policy, psychology, social work, ethnography, international studies, etc.

The MA programmes have excellent international links and we aim to maximize opportunities for students across our programmes to benefit from our links with international partners and visitors.

The university hosts two post-graduate open days annually where you can come and discuss one or more of our programmes in detail with us. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information on our MA Provision. We also strongly recommend that current students considering a post-graduate programme should seek advice from the university's Careers Service.

Scholarship Opportunities

NUI Galway's Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for full-time Taught Masters