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Each year more than 4,000 choose NUI Galway as their University of choice. Find out what life at NUI Galway is all about here.
About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
College of Business, Public Policy and Law
NUI Galway has a long history and is internationally recognised for producing quality market ready graduates in all areas of Business, Public Policy and Law. The College has a wide range of undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes which are all delivered by research active staff who are at the forefront of original thinking in both the commercial and public policy arenas.
Message from the Dean
Welcome to the College of Business, Public Policy and Law's website. The College comprises the School of Law, the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, Shannon College of Hotel Management and the Whitaker Institute.
Our research strengths make us well placed to conduct inter-disciplinary research into the great challenges facing our society. This research feeds into innovative and topical teaching programmes that attract a diverse undergraduate and postgraduate student population, producing graduates who will shape the future with the skills to address key public policy questions of the day.
I invite you to explore our website and hope you feel encouraged to engage with our community as student, alumni, researcher or stake-holder. We seek to serve our local community by attracting world class students and scholars to this enterprising and innovative and yet idyllic region. We hope you share our interests and passion for education and scholarship.
Driven by Research
Staff and postgraduate students are engaged in a wide range of research in Business, Public Policy and Law. The research is supported in the main by two research institutes. The Whitaker Institute researching innovation and change and the Institute for Lifecourse and Society focusing on the Applied Social Sciences.
The College also has a range of research programmes from Masters to Phd level.
The College of Business, Public Policy & Law welcomes students from around the globe. International candidates are encouraged to enrol in one of our undergraduate or postgraduate programmes. As an international student, you will have the opportunity to study with leading scholars and researchers investigating the key global issues in business, policy and, law.
The College has partnerships with over 75 international universities, which affords the opportunity for NUI Galway students to immerse themselves in the host county's culture, while participating in academic studies. Similarly, students from our partner universities come to NUI Galway to expand their horizons and develop new skills, commensurate with being globally competent candidates.