Choosing a research programme

Welcome to NUI Galway’s research programme eprospectus, which provides you with all the information you need when choosing a research programme at NUI Galway. Here you can find out about the university’s research themes, browse through the full list of research programmes on offer and find a supervisor who matches your area of interest. 

Find a PHD:

One of the most important parts of choosing a research programme is finding a supervisor who has relevant expertise in your area of interest. Click the link below to find potential supervisors and identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers.

Current research projects/interests of our staff members (your potential supervisor[s]). 

Research programmes: 

NUI Galway has a wide range of research programmes on offer. These include Structured PhDs and Research Masters. Click the links below to view the full lists.

  • Structured PhDs

Research themes (five key priority areas):

Inspirational research is at the forefront of all of our activities at NUI Galway. Our research is global in scale as we are recognised as world leaders in our particular areas of expertise. NUI Galway's research strengths include:

  • Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Informatics, Physical, and Computational Sciences
  • Environment, Marine, and Energy
  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
  • Humanities in Context 

Research centres/units/institutes:

NUI Galway is world-renowned as an expert, research-led university and emphasises inter-disciplinary research programmes and collaborations with industry partners in areas of strategic importance, both regionally and nationally.

Follow link for our centres, units, and institutes.


  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2019

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2019 PDF (12.6MB)