Welcome to Undergraduate Medicine at University of Galway

Established in 1845, University of Galway has over 175 years’ experience of teaching and research across a wide range of academic disciplines. We are one of Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious universities and we have been teaching medicine since the foundation of the University.

Your Medicine degree from University of Galway will be internationally recognised from one of Ireland's oldest and most prestigious universities. We have pioneered hospital-based and bedside teaching and our medical graduates are highly sought-after doctors, practicing medicine in healthcare facilities across the globe. You will benefit from world-class new and purpose-built teaching facilities and the main teaching hospital is located adjacent to the main University campus. You will learn from lecturers who are at the forefront of the latest medical research. View our vision, mission, core values and aims

Key Facts


Medicine has been taught at NUI Galway since 1845


Students studying Medicine at NUI Galway


International students represent 50% of the class from 35 countries