University of Galway prepares for postgrad Open Day

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University of Galway’s autumn open day for postgraduate students next Tuesday will focus on the affordability of postgrad studies and the funding opportunities that are available.

The Open Day takes place on Tuesday, November 8 from 12 to 3pm in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn.

The event will showcase the full-time and part-time postgraduate programmes available at the university, including taught and research masters, as well as doctoral research options.

There will be a number of talks including a panel discussion on career pathways, grant opportunities, postgraduate funding and the application process.

The talks will also include a presentation on the Hardiman PhD Scholarship Scheme, as well as Postgraduate Application Tips and How to Write an Effective Personal Statement, a presentation by staff from the Career Development Centre and the Admissions Office.

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

Emily Atkinson, graduate of the MSc in Consumer Psychology, was awarded an Excellence Scholarship.

“The postgraduate scholarship is a fantastic opportunity that rewards and incentivises the hard work it takes to achieve first class honours,” she said.

“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 they especially encourage visitors considering a return to university studies to attend the 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.

“Support is offered to those who have been out of the education system for some time and our research shows that students from industry or the home returning to education flourish academically.”

University of Galway introduces new innovative postgraduate programmes annually, many of which are unique offerings.

These are designed to meet industry needs and market-demand. New courses for entry 2023 include MA (Languages & Business), MSc (Cybersecurity Risk Management), and MSc (Health Data Science).

A range of new Structured Masters’ Programmes are also on offer in French, German, and Spanish.

Hospitality professionals can avail of the Shannon College of Hotel Management’s new PgCert programme in Hospitality Management, designed to develop knowledge of systems, trends, and business applications.

Information on all new programmes, along with University of Galway’s 200 other postgraduate programmes, will be available at the exhibition in the Bailey Allen Hall.

Booking in advance is required and is available at www.universityofgalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day