New Courses at NUI GalwayNUI Galway

GY 131- BA History and Globalisation studies. This NEW course examines the forces that shaped our globalised world. We analyse how modern society is structured; the links between culture and politics; why they matter; and how and why our world developed in this way.  Students combine a major in History with a choice of inter-disciplinary courses in related themes.


GY 132- BA Government (Politics, Economics and Law) Do you want to better understand how government works and how public policy can be improved? Do you want to better understand how politics, economics and law combine to produce public and social policy?


GY 133- BA Education (Computer Science and Mathematical Studies) This is a new course which allows you to combine the study of mathematics with computer science and post-primary teaching education.


GY 252- Law and Human Rights This is an innovative and unique programme and the first of its kind in Ireland. Upon graduation, students will be well positioned for work in international human rights law, policy or legal practice. Building on the Irish Centre for Human Rights’ global reputation, students can pursue opportunities with international organisations, United Nations (UN) bodies or development agencies. The Irish Centre for Human Rights is based on the NUI Galway campus. Career opportunities, both national and international, can also be sought in areas such as UN peace operations, international justice sector reform, human rights advocacy, and public policy. Students can pursue professional legal training as a solicitor (with the Law Society of Ireland) or as a barrister (with the King’s Inns)


GY 251 Law (formerly Civil Law)- now 4 years, formerly 3 years and now includes the opportunity for work placement or study abroad. Students can focus their studies on the law to maximise their understanding of the legal process. Students can tailor this degree to particular areas of law that interest them.


GY 250 Law and Business This programme offers students a full degree combined with a specialism in a business area or a language. Students will study fundamental law modules to prepare them for entry to the Law Society of Ireland (Solicitor) and in addition will elect to study a principal commercial discipline (accountancy, economics, management and digital business & analytics) or a language.