University of Galway postgrad open evening takes place next week

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University of Galway’s postgraduate open evening will take place on campus next Tuesday, February 7 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

With more than 200 courses on offer across a range of subjects, the event is key for those who are thinking of continuing their studies with postgrad courses.

The informal networking event will showcase the suite of full-time and part-time postgraduate programmes available, including taught and research masters, as well as doctoral research options.

Flexible, online, and blended learning options are also on offer.

Academic staff will be available to meet prospective students to discuss study opportunities, entry requirements and career paths. Postgraduate support staff will also be on hand to discuss applications, admissions, scholarships and fees.

The ‘Postgraduate Funding and Scholarships’ talk will present a range of schemes designed to make postgraduate study more affordable.

As part of University of Galway’s strategic focus on recognising excellence and success, EU students with first class honours in their undergraduate degree are eligible to apply for a €1,500 scholarship towards their taught master’s degree at the University.

Emily Atkinson, graduate of the MSc in Consumer Psychology, who was awarded a scholarship said that the postgraduate scholarship is a fantastic opportunity that rewards and incentivises the hard work it takes to achieve first class honours.

“The scholarship allowed me prioritise finding the right postgraduate course for me, and to focus on my studies during my masters.”

Valerie Leahy, Postgraduate Recruitment Officer, University of Galway, said: “We especially encourage visitors considering a return to university studies to attend our Postgraduate Open Day.

“Almost half of those applying to our postgraduate courses are not recent graduates, they are returning to study or upskill for their current job.

“The value of a postgraduate qualification is proven in terms of improving employability and career progression, increasing lifetime earnings, learning invaluable transferable skills that employers value, and many of our courses also offer opportunities for placement and internships.”

The event takes place on Tuesday February 7, 2023, from 4.30pm-7.30pm, in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn. Booking in advance is recommended and is available at www.universityofgalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day