Choosing a research programme

Welcome to NUI Galway’s research programme eprospectus, which provides you with all the information you need when choosing a research programme at NUI Galway. Here you can find out about the university’s research themes, browse through the full list of research programmes on offer and find a supervisor who matches your area of interest. 

Our postgraduate research degree programmes provide opportunities for you to make exciting discoveries in a vibrant research ecoysystem and support your development as an eminently employable researcher. Most programmes require support of a research supervisor prior to application. 

Find a PhD:

One of the most important parts of choosing a research programme is finding a supervisor who has relevant expertise in your area of interest. Click the link below to find potential supervisors and identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers.

Current research projects/interests of our staff members (your potential supervisor[s]). 

Research programmes: 

NUI Galway has a wide range of research programmes on offer. These include Structured PhDs and Research Masters

Research themes (five key priority areas):

Inspirational research is at the forefront of all of our activities at NUI Galway. Our research is global in scale as we are recognised as world leaders in our particular areas of expertise. NUI Galway's research strengths include:

  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Realising potential through data and enabling technologies
  • Sustaining our planet and people
  • Enhancing policy and society
  • Enriching creativity and culture

Research centres/units/institutes:

NUI Galway is a globally focused research-led university. We are internationally renowned for the quality and impact of our research and innovation.