Neal Folliard |   (MSc) AgriFood Sustainability & Technology

I thought that Master degree in AgriFood sustainability & Technology programme was very good. We completed a range of assignments on on sustainable development topics and mitigation methods for each topic which improved our critical thinking ability. Again, I gained lots of research writing skills, data analysis skills, GIS and climate mapping skills. The program also offers lots of career development. We also got training for a research career development, like research projects and placements helped improve my lab skills a lot and I have an opportunity to get publication which could be good if I want to go down the PhD route as well. So, to any science graduates I would recommend doing this program whether they want to get into industry or further education.

Siobhan O’Riordan |   BSc in Genetics and Genomics

I have been introduced to primary concepts of genetics and genomics while simultaneously studying other areas of science. With a small class size, it was easy to make friends and there is frequent contact with our lecturers who offer great support and guidance.

Levente Nagy |   Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)

The Bachelor of Science programme is a flexible platform to study chemistry since it allows you to cater modules towards your interests and goals in order to make the most of your degree. I found the final year project particularly useful as it provided two semesters of hands-on lab experience in a topic that I was interested in. This program was a key steppingstone towards a career in chemistry.

Rowan Smith |   Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry)

Completing the Bachelor of Science Degree at University of Galway provided me with an immensely beneficial introduction to all areas of science. This enabled me to discover and pursue my passion for Biochemistry. Throughout my time studying Biochemistry I found the course to be extremely engaging, covering a broad range of topics including genetics, modern biotechnologies and cancer biology. The highlight of my Biochemistry degree was the final year research project, through which I gained first-hand experience of performing research within a laboratory setting. I believe my Biochemistry degree has provided me with the skillset required to succeed in my future career. I now intend to remain part of the Biochemistry department at University of Galway where I will pursue a PhD. The high-quality facilities and helpful staff in the Biochemistry department will undoubtedly continue to benefit my future research.

Roisin Healy |   Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry)

I really enjoyed my studies in biochemistry at the University of Galway. I have always had a great interest in science, and it was this love for science which led me to the Bachelor of Science degree. The course introduces students to a variety of subjects in science. I thoroughly enjoyed biochemistry and chose to specialise in this area of science from second year onwards. The course covers a broad range of topics from protein structure and function to advanced chromosome biology. The practical element of the course was particularly interesting and I gained experience and skills essential for professional roles in industry. In my final year, I completed my research project with Cell Explorers. This experience provided me with a valuable opportunity to develop and hone new skills, particularly communication skills, and was one of the most enjoyable parts of my undergraduate education. With a wide range of career opportunities for biochemistry graduates, I am currently keeping an open mind about what I would like to do in the future.

Rachel Allen |   Bachelor of Science (Microbiology)

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in college and was stuck between science and teaching. I decided to do undenominated science because of how flexible it is and the options for further study after your BSc. You get a flavour for each discipline in first year and pick modules that interest you the most in second year. I took microbiology and realised straight away it was what I wanted to do. In fourth year, you take modules that are tailored to different facets of industry, and you get a lab placement and carry out your own research. Microbiology has the most approachable, kind and helpful lecturers you could hope for that will pull out all the stops to ensure you reach your full potential.


I wanted to learn more in the sustainable production of food, something that's very relevant today with increasing population and the decreasing land area for food production. The Master programme in AgriFood sustainability & Technology provides good knowledge on both the agriculture, environmental and food sectors as well as providing a comprehensive placement where you can make contacts for future job opportunities and get hands on experience on the key figures in the sector. Overall, I would say it is ideal step for somebody who wants to make a successful career in the agriculture, environmental or food sectors.

Chloe Hobbs |   Bachelor of Science (Microbiology)

I found my time as a student of the undenominated science programme to be an extremely enjoyable experience. The Microbiology pathway offers a supportive learning environment which allowed me to develop my interests in human health and disease through a wide range of modules. Throughout the programme I was given multiple opportunities to develop my laboratory and research skills through a variety of informative and hands on practicals as well as during my final year research project. I have found that these skills developed during my undergraduate studies have prepared me for my current role as a PhD researcher within the field of Microbiology.

Karolina Zimkowska |   BSc (Biomedical Science)

Biomedical Science offers a broad focus on human health and disease, while providing hands-on laboratory experience. Graduates are equipped for a variety of careers, ranging from research to industry to health sciences and healthcare. It’s a brilliant option for students who are passionate about human biology but undecided on the career path they wish to pursue. My favourite aspect of the course was the research project in my final year. It provided me with hands-on experience in a research laboratory, focusing on topics that are relevant to today’s healthcare issues. The small class size and numerous group projects ensure that it is really easy to make friends while attaining a sense of belonging in the university.”

Aoife Hanrahan |   Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)

The diversity of topics, science, business, language, and the opportunity to travel on an internship made this course thoroughly enjoyable and gave me a competitive edge.

Gráinne O’Connor |   MSc in Biotechnology

I wanted to learn more about the biotech industry and learn skills I could apply in future employment. Lecturers were experts in their field, material was up-to-date, and included cutting-edge research.

Richard Bennett |   MSc in Biomedical Science

The MSc in Biomedical Science at NUI Galway is a truly interdisciplinary course. Courses such as tissue engineering and molecular medicine gave me an insight into research that I had previously not seen. The flexibility offered through the optional modules allows each student to cover the essential core modules while allowing for tailoring to each individual. Modules such as validation and scientific writing offered transferable skills that will be beneficial regardless of career path. I consider myself privileged to have been part of the MSc Biomedical Science group, and I would recommend the course highly to prospective students.


Master degree in AgriFood sustainability & Technology course covers a wider of topics, providing a great opportunity for further education progression. We meet many companies throughout the course, which gives you a good insight into the jobs available for afterwards and modules cover very popular topics like sustainability and environmental base, which make it easier to find jobs as well afterwards.