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MATURE STUDENTS GUIDE FULL-TIME DEGREE PROGRAMMES 2017 Did you know NUI Galway are in the Top 250 universities in the world in the QS Rankings 2015. NUI Galway is also in the Top 200 list of the most international universities in the 2015-16 THE World Rankings. 3 of our scientists have been named in the World s Top 100 Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 by the multinational media body Thompson Reuters. 95 % We are one of Ireland s top universities for graduate employability with over 95% of our graduates working or in further study within six months of graduating. We rank among the top 2% of universities in the world for the quality of our teaching and research. Our student completion rate is 87% We are leading the way in student volunteering and civic engagement. More than 1 000 students gave 30 000 hours of voluntary activity in the last year. We are in the final stages of a 400 million capital investment programme which has transformed the campus and given students and staff access to the very best facilities for teaching and research. 10% T 10% de mhic l inn na hOllscoile ag d anamh staid ir ar an nGaeilge n tr mhe n na Gaeilge. 2 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Contents Choose NUI Galway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Global University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Inspirational Teaching. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Real Life Learning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Choose NUI Galway Your Career. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Blackstone LaunchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 What is a Mature Student. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Pathways to University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 What Our Mature Students Say . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Mature Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Mature Student Information Evening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Pathways to University Undergrad Degree Programmes & Entry Criteria Mature Students Application FAQ Points & Map The Access Course for Mature Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Dip. in Foundation Studies Science Technology & Engineering . . . . .23 Dip. in Foundation Studies Business Law & Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 The College of Arts Social Sciences and Celtic Studies . . . . . . . . . . .25 Acadamh na hOllscola ochta Gaeilge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 College of Business Public Policy and Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 College of Engineering and Informatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 College of Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 How to Apply as a Mature Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Financial Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Funding Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Appendix 2016 Leaving Certificate Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Campus Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Disclaimer Whilst every effort is made to ensure contents are accurate the Mature Students Guide is issued only for the guidance of students. It does not impose or infer any legal obligations on the National University of Ireland Galway. Course syllabi fees regulations or other information given may be altered cancelled or otherwise amended at any time. The Mature Students Guide does not confer any rights on a student registered for any course of study. Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 3 4 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Choose NUI Galway With more than 17 000 students NUI Galway is one of Ireland s most popular universities for undergraduate study. Mature students account for 10% of the student population. NUI Galway is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world for the quality of its research and teaching. We offer a number of undergraduate courses where we have unique strengths and are leading the way Biomedical Science Marine Science Creative Writing Theatre and Performance and Maths and Education. NUI Galway has also moved to the Top 200 list of the most international universities in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-2016. NUI Galway has a dedicated Mature Students Officer Trish Bourke who will advise and support you before and during your studies. Ground Floor ras U Chathail T 353 (0)91 492695 E maturestudents nuigalway.ie www.nuigalway.ie accesscentre facebook.com NUIG.MatureStudentOffice Find out more www.nuigalway.ie cao w Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 5 6 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Global University NUI Galway is truly a global university we have the highest number of international students of any university in Ireland. We have a total of 3 000 International students from 115 countries which accounts for 20% of the overall student population. NUI Galway is ranked in the Top 100 most international universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education. We have student exchange programmes with over 200 international universities around the world and also have a global community of staff. 35% of students are from overseas coming from 45 countries worldwide. Three outstanding researchers at NUI Galway have been ranked among the World s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 by the multinational media body Thompson Reuters . That s more than any other university in Ireland. Find out more www.nuigalway.ie www.nuigalway.ie international-students w w Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 7 Inspirational Teaching Dr. Eoin Daly Eoin Daly lectures in the School of Law. He is interested in how the Constitution of Ireland as the basic law of the State is influenced by and intertwines with Irish history politics and society. His publications look critically at the ways in which Irish law balances the rights of religious and non-religious people. Professor Laoise McNamara Laoise McNamara implements teaching methods to promote student engagement and to encourage Biomedical Engineering students to become independent thinkers. She inspires students through research-led teaching to realise their potential as future innovators who will design medical devices and technologies. Dr. Louise Allcock Louise is a marine zoologist working in polar and deepsea environments and a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission. Louise uses research-led teaching to inspire students to deeper knowledge to enable them to solve real-world problems in natural sciences. 8 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Professor Patrick Lonergan Patrick is Professor of Drama and Theatre director of the Druid Academy and Academic Leader of the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive project the world s largest digital theatre archive Professor Alan Ahearne Head of Economics adviser to the IMF and Director of the Central Bank of Ireland he inspires students to think about real-world challenges in new and different ways. Dr. Aaron Potito Head of the School of Geography and Archaeology where field-based research practices feed directly into research-led teaching and learning. Find out more www.nuigalway.ie cao worldclassteaching w www.nuigalway.ie cao worldclassteaching w whatourlecturerssay Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 9 10 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Real Life Learning At NUI Galway we believe that the best learning happens when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That is why many of our courses include work placements or community projects. Over 70% of our courses offer students the opportunity to get work experience. Over 40 of our degree programmes include a communitylearning opportunity involving 1 600 students and over 100 lecturers. You will have the chance to work locally and internationally and develop invaluable life skills. This real life learning experience will benefit you when you enter the job market as employers look for well-rounded individuals with a good mix of knowledge and experience. Find out more www.socs.nuigalway.ie www.nuigalway.ie cki www.su.nuigalway.ie www.nuigalway.ie student-connect w w w w Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 11 In 2017 NUI Galway will launch an Employability Award. This scheme will provide a framework to recognise your work based learning. What our employers say We employ NUI Galway graduates because they are results-focused adaptable and confident with excellent communication and analytical skills. Keith Stephens Management Consultant Accenture NUI Galway graduate employability rate increase year-on-year 95% 92% 93% 93% 2010 2011 12 2012 13 2013 14 % of graduates working or in future study within six months of graduating 12 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Your Career NUI Galway is one of Ireland s top two universities for graduate employability with 95% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating. 1 924 NUI Galway secured 1 924 internships for students with employers all over Ireland. New employers who took placement students include Bord G is Goldman Sachs and Shell. Source U-Multirank 2012 13 Did you know 431 The number of employers our students had access to on campus this year. New employers who came on campus to recruit students this year. Find out more www.nuigalway.ie careers w Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 13 14 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Blackstone LaunchPad Do you have an idea Would you like to start something Do you have a business up and running already Would you like to solve everyday problems and make a better world for all of us Or would you like to be part of a team discover something new make new friends and have fun doing so If you answer yes to any of these questions Blackstone LaunchPad at NUI Galway is here for you. We provide space resources coaching and events and are here to help you take the very next step. Pictured left is Edel Browne second year Biotechnology student part-time entrepreneur winner of Student Enterprise Award for 2016 and founder of Free Feet supported by Blackstone LaunchPad. Find out more www.nuigalway.ie blackstonelaunchpad w Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 15 16 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 What is a Mature Student To be eligible to apply to NUI Galway as a full-time Mature Student you must be 23 on or before 1st January on year of application. What degrees can I study Mature students are considered for all of our undergraduate degree programmes. Criteria requirements are listed per college in this guide. I am thinking of going to university. Where do I begin Having a clear idea of what you want to study can be difficult. As a starting point log onto www.careerdirections.ie and take the career directions test. Do some research in that career area at www.gradireland.com. Attend Open Days and the Mature Public Information Evening. What supports is there if I become a full-time mature student Return to Learning programme This unique programme is designed especially for you. The week offers practical study skills sessions supports on making a successful transition to NUI Galway as well as information on all other support services. It is an ideal opportunity to make friends tour the campus and learn lifelong skills in advance of term time. Academic skills workshops The Access Centre run free workshops during the academic year in writing study skills revision techniques and exam preparation. SUMS Centre Support for Undergraduate Maths Students The centre is dedicated every Friday to Mature students who are studying maths as part of their programmes and who may need additional support. Dedicated Mature Students Officer This service provides an opportunity for prospective students to meet the officer for an informal chat about planning a return to full-time education. The Mature Students Office operates an appointment based service. Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 17 Pathways to University Individuals who are well prepared academically and have good computer skills prior to commencing a full-time degree are capable of working to deadlines completing assignments and sitting exams however if you have been out of formal education for several years perhaps start with a short course that introduces these skills to you. There are many education options available to you at NUI Galway to prepare for university including the Access programmes Foundation courses and Adult Education programmes. For more information on Adult Education programmes please visit www.nuigalway.ie adult-learning or email onlinelearning nuigalway.ie Here are some suggested routes in to university as a mature student 1 cate Participate in Pre-University Access or Foundation course relevant to the degree you wish to study. (See pages 18-20) 5 2 I am currently enrolled on a FETAC course and am over 23 Refer to www.nuigalway.ie admissions for details of recognised FETAC courses and results required. Yes I do have a Leaving Certificate and completed it within the past 5 years Check mature student criteria for entry to desired degree and if you meet it apply for university. 6 3 I do not meet the entry criteria for the desired degree Consider pre-University Access or Foundation course relevant to the degree you wish to study. (See pages 22-24) I have completed a Level 7 Ordinary Degree Apply to university but check you meet the mature student criteria for your desired degree and contact SUSI for information on Free Fee Tuition Entitlements 7 4 I have the recognised Leaving Certificate points and matriculation subjects Apply to university through the CAO system and include your Leaving Certificate year and exam number. I started third-level education but I dropped out You must be five years out of formal education to be considered for free tuition fees and grants. Always consult with SUSI rst on your Free Fee Status. 18 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 What our Mature Students Say Mary Butler Walsh Formerly self-employed for many years in an industry severely affected by the economic crisis. I completed the Mature Access Programme at NUI Galway in 2013 this course left me well prepared for a BA degree. I was awarded a Mature Student Scholarship and achieved an Honours BA degree in Legal Studies Sociology and Politics. As a Mature Student I availed of opportunities on and off campus to expand my skill set. I completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and Child Protection Awareness Programme . I recorded over 900 hours of volunteering in the last four years with the university s ALIVE Programme . Being a Mature Student has given me confidence to recognise my abilities and to use them to help others. Thus I committed successfully to the role as Mentor and Class Representative. In final year I facilitated 1st year Legal Studies students with my role as CEIM Student Leader on a hugely successful pilot programme. Ultimately choosing to be a Mature Student at NUI Galway has advanced me both academically and personally. It has taught me learning is truly endless regardless of age. Barriers are only those which we create for ourselves but with true determination anything is possible. My ambition is to study a Masters in Social Work at NUI Galway and so my journey will continue at this wonderful University. Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 19 Mature Scholarships NUI Galway has encouraged and facilitated the admission of mature students to its programmes over many years. The University approved a Mature Student Scholarship Scheme to support the entry of mature students to its full-time Undergraduate Degree programmes. The University awarded 30 such scholarships to mature students entering a full-time undergraduate degree programme in 2016. 20 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Mature Student Information Evening Wednesday January 18th 2017 James Hardiman Library Foyer 5.30pm to 9pm. This special information evening is designed for anyone aged 23 or over who maybe considering studies at NUI Galway in 2017. The theme of the evening focuses on the positives of studying an Arts degree career opportunities and subject specific information which will be given through a series of concurrent talks and presentations. Also a talk will be given on applying to Medicine as a Mature Student with information on the HPAT test and the interview process. SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) will be on hand to present on undergraduate funding. The Mature Students Officer will be there to discuss the CAO application process and will alleviate any concerns you may have of taking up study at a later stage in life. There is a place for everyone at NUI Galway whether it is through an Access course or through our Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development Programmes. To attend this evening you may sign up now at www.nuigalway.ie mature public-events Find out more http susi.ie www.nuigalway.ie adult-learning w w Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 21 21 INFORMATION EVENING The Access Course for Mature Students (from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds) Thursday 20th April 2017 G011 Seminar Room James Hardiman Library. 7 - 9pm The Access Course is one year part-time daytime evening course that aims to provide mature students with the opportunity to prepare personally and academically for an undergraduate course of full-time study of at least three years duration at NUI Galway. The course is designed to meet the learning needs of the adult student to provide individual attention and assistance where appropriate. Intended for The Access course is designed specifically for people who may not have the conventional educational requirements and or who come from socio-economic backgrounds that are under-represented at third-level. The aims of the course is to enable students to acquire the skills knowledge and confidence to compete on an equal footing with those students who enter NUI Galway through the conventional entry channels. Assessment The criteria for successful completion of the Access course involve satisfactory attendance and performance in all elements of the programme which include written oral assignments and essays. Students academic progress is measured through a process of continuous assessment - written and oral - as well as end of term examinations. Entry requirements Award There are no specific entry requirements such as Leaving Certificate or aptitude tests but typically candidates will have a keen interest in reading and learning in general and will aspire to continue their education to degree level and or beyond. Applicants must be 22 years of age or over on 1st January in the year of application. Duration and attendance The Access course for mature students is a one year course which aims to provide mature students with the opportunity to prepare personally and academically for an undergraduate course of full-time study (3 years duration) at NUI Galway and St. Angela s College Sligo. Classes are held daily for the academic year. Private (home) study is an integral and important part of the course and students have the opportunity to attend some undergraduate lectures on campus. with the College Head may also be required). Participants who successfully complete the Access Course will receive a Diploma in Foundation Studies (level 6) from NUI Galway and will be eligible to apply for direct entry (via the CAO) to full-time University degree courses in the College of Arts Social Sciences and Celtic Studies College of Science College of Engineering & Informatics College of Business Public Policy and Law ( in certain instances interviews Costs and application Course costs for those selected are borne by the University contingent upon funding. Applications are generally available from April to May. Further information is available at www.nuigalway.ie access For more information contact Access Centre Information Desk 1st Floor ras U Chathail T 353 (0)91 493553 E access nuigalway.ie W www.nuigalway.ie access 22 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Diploma in Foundation Studies Science Technology and Engineering Intended for The Diploma in Foundation Studies Science Technology and Engineering is a one year part-time evening course that aims to provide mature students with the opportunity to prepare personally and academically for an undergraduate course of full-time study of at least three years duration at NUI Galway or GMIT in areas such as Science Engineering or Information Technology. include written oral assignments and essays. Students academic progress is measured through a process of continuous assessment - written and oral - as well as end of term examinations. Award Entry requirements No specific entry requirements but Leaving Certificate is desirable. Participants who successfully complete the Foundation Diploma Course will receive a Diploma in Foundation Studies (level 6) from NUI Galway and will be eligible to apply for direct entry (via the CAO) to fulltime university degree courses in the College of Science College of Engineering & Informatics College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences ( in certain instances interviews with the Department College Head may also be required). 26 weeks two evenings per week and also consists of one Saturday per month. Classes are held on Tuesdays (7pm-10pm) Thursdays (7pm- 9pm) and one Saturday per month (10am-5pm). The course includes Physics Chemistry Biology and Mathematics. Educational Guidance Academic Writing Information Technology Skills and Study Skills are also taught on the programme. Costs and application Course costs are generally 380 for employed people and 60 for Social Welfare recipients. The online application system can be found on the mature students website from July August 2017. Assessment For more information contact T 353 (0)91 492 695 E maturestudents nuigalway.ie W www.nuigalway.ie mature The criteria for successful completion of the Foundation Diploma course involves satisfactory attendance and performance in all elements of the programme which Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 23 Diploma in Foundation Studies Diploma in Foundation Studies Business Law & Arts Business Law & Arts Intended for Intended for Business Law && Arts is one year part-time Business Law Arts is a a one year part-time evening course that aims toto provide mature evening course that aims provide mature students with the opportunity toto prepare students with the opportunity prepare personally and academically for an personally and academically for an undergraduate course ofof full-time study of at undergraduate course full-time study of at least three years duration atat NUI Galway or least three years duration NUI Galway or Galway Mayo Institute ofof Technology in areas Galway Mayo Institute Technology in areas such asas Business or Corporate Law or Arts. such Business or Corporate Law or Arts. all elements ofof the programme which all elements the programme which essays. 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( ( in certain instances interviews ith the in certain instances interviews w with the Department College Head may also bebe required). Department College Head may also required). 26 weeks two evenings per week and also 26 weeks two evenings per week and also consists ofof one Saturday per month. Classes consists one Saturday per month. Classes are held on Tuesdays (7pm-10pm) are held on Tuesdays (7pm-10pm) includes Maths Economics and includes Maths Economics and Accountancy. Educational Guidance Accountancy. Educational Guidance Academic Writing Information Technology Academic Writing Information Technology Skills and Study Skills are also taught on the Skills and Study Skills are also taught on the programme. programme. Costs and application Costs and application Course costs are generally 380 for Course costs are generally 380 for employed people and 60 for Social employed people and 60 for Social system can be found on the mature students system can be found on the mature students website from July August 2017. website from July August 2017. For more information contact For more information contact T 353 (0)91 492 695 T 353 (0)91 492 695 E maturestudents nuigalway.ie E maturestudents nuigalway.ie W www.nuigalway.ie accesscentre W www.nuigalway.ie accesscentre Assessment Assessment Foundation Diploma course involves Foundation Diploma course involves Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2016 20 20 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2016 24 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Undergraduate degree programmes and entry criteria College of Arts Social Sciences and Celtic Studies students in languages literature and philosophy as well as in the historical legal social behavioral and mathematical sciences. creative forms of thought to assess evidence and probabilities and to develop informed critical judgment. Potential students should have a strong appetite for reading argument and analysis and be eager judgment. entrants. CAO CODE Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) Bachelor of Arts (Public and Social Policy) Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Bachelor of Arts (History) Bachelor of Arts with Children s Studies Bachelor of Arts with Creative Writing Bachelor of Arts with Film Studies Bachelor of Arts with Human Rights GY101 GY103 GY104 GY105 GY110 GY111 GY112 GY113 GY118 Performance Studies Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) GY119 MSAP Exam and interview may apply MSAP Exam MSAP Exam and interview may apply MSAP Exam and interview may apply 1 2 2 2 Bachelor of Arts (Child Youth & Family Policy & Practice) GY120 Bachelor of Arts (Childrens Studies) BSc (Applied Social Sciences) GY121 GY123 CRITERIA MSAP Exam MSAP Exam MSAP Exam relevant experience MSAP Exam MSAP Exam and Honours Maths MSAP Exam and interview may apply MSAP Exam and interview may apply MSAP Exam and interview may apply MSAP Exam and interview may apply MSAP Exam and interview may apply MSAP Exam and interview may apply further education plus QUOTA 160 8 1 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics and Education) GY109 Bachelor of Arts with Performing Arts Studies GY115 programmes on their CAO application. Students are expected to have a detailed knowledge of Psychology with evidence of further education in the area completed Psychology can also be studied through the Arts Omnibus GY101 and mature applicants are encouraged to to put both Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 25 Assessment procedure Applications to the College of Arts Social Sciences and Celtic Studies programmes are considered on the results of the Mature Students Admissions Pathway exam held on Saturday 4 March 2017. In addition an interview may apply if shortlisted for programmes GY104 GY110GY123 experience and evidence of further education courses taken in the relevant area and demonstrate knowledge of and passion for the degree applied for in your CAO application. Not everyone who applies for these programmes is called to interview. Places are limited. Approximately 200 places are allocated to mature students studying full-time degree programmes in the College of Arts Social Sciences and Celtic Studies. from ACER at the time your registration is processed. Registration closes on Sunday 5th February 2017. Galway Test Centre Bailey Allen Hall NUI Galway. Other Test Centres Test centres will be located in Cork Dublin h p msap-ireland.acer.edu.au). Every e ort will be made to accommodate applicants in their preferred test centre. However as capacit y in some test centres may be limited places in come basis. On the day of the test you will be required to present an original photo-bearing current driver s license along with your MSAP admission ticket. IMPORTANT NOTE Student Cards and Garda ID cards will not be accepted as identi cation. Candidates still arrive on Test day with incorrect ID. You must provide the document no. and expiry date of the ID you intend to present as part of their test registration Mature Students Admissions Pathway (MSAP) assess the candidate s verbal reasoning skills. Candidates are also required to complete independently administered by ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research). Steps to register for the MSAP assessment 1. Apply through the CAO at www.cao.ie before 1st February 2. A CAO number is given to you via email 3. Apply directly to ACER to register for the MSAP assessment at msap-ireland.acer.edu.au before 5th February 4. Pay the fee of 75 by Diners Club Mastercard or VISA assessment materials required for the paper test provision of assessment results to the candidate and the transfer of results to the CAO. Early application for the assessment is advisable. If you do not have a credit card single use cards are available for purchase from banks and shops for use on the internet. Timely registration 7th November 2016 5th February 2017 Fee 78 Late Registration 6th February 2017 19th February 2017 Fee 113 Test Date Saturday 4th March 2017 Register online 26 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 doirep noitartsiger tset PASM MSAP test registration period need support for the exam you will need to supply ACER with evidence of your disability Please see h p msap-ireland.acer.edu.au for details. Preparation Practice papers tips and supports are available online at h p msap-ireland.acer.edu.au erudecorp tnemssess A Your responsibility You must have an active email account and check regularly that messages do not go to Junk Mail Acadamh na hOllscola ochta Gaeilge Is campas faoi leith campas O Gaillimh de bharr chomh gar is at s do Ghaeltacht Chonamara. s idtear an Ghaeilge mar chuid l rnach den saol s isialta agus acad il agus l ir tear an timpeallacht shaibhir chult rtha a bhaineann leis an d theangachas sa chathair agus san ollscoil. T l rionad Acadamh na hOllscola ochta Gaeilge in ras na Gaeilge ar champas Ollscoil na h ireann Gaillimh. Buna odh ras na Gaeilge i 1992 chun buan agus sealbh na Gaeilge a leathn agus a chur chun cinn i measc phobal na hOllscoile idir mhic l inn agus fhoireann. Is ann a re cht iltear c rsa Gaeilge do mhic l inn agus d fhoireann na hOllscoile agus c rsa dh mha eile a chuirtear ar f il tr Ghaeilge. T Ionad ag an Acadamh in ras na Coiribe freisin. Is ann at Aonad an Aistri ch in lonnaithe. Undergraduate degree programmes and entry criteria The QUOTA indicates the number of places which are allocated specifically for mature student entrants DEGREE PROGRAMME Na Dana (Gaeilge agus L ann and Aistriuch in) Na Dana (Cumars id agus Gaeilge) CAO CODE GY107 GY122 CRITERIA Leaving Certificate Irish Irish Interview Irish Written Test Leaving Certificate Irish Irish Interview Irish Written Test QUOTA 5 5 Interviews apply (MSAP does NOT apply to these programmes) Apply through the CAO before February 1st 2017. Please note that MSAP is not required for any of the above programmes however applicants will be interviewed. Applications are considered on an individual basis. Candidates are assessed on the quality of their Academic ability Your history of academic achievements in the form of Leaving Certificate and other postLeaving Certificate results will be considered therefore please include statements of exam results with your CAO application. Applications Work history or life experience A detailed account of relevant life and work experience is bene cial to your Statement of Intent. Statement of Intent pursue a degree in your chosen area of interest. How do you see your degree being an asset to your future plans Elaborate on any personal interests or related activities which have evolved from an interest in either the language Type additional pages if necessary add your name and CAO number to each page and forward to the CAO to have uploaded to your on-line application. Assessment procedure Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 27 College of Business Public Policy and Law If you enjoyed business-related subjects and or enterprise projects at second level and are curious about how firms and markets operate have a flair for business and decision-making in organisations then Commerce may be for you. The BComm degree is a comprehensive degree programme. You will take modules from each of the business disciplines in your first two years of study. At the end of the second year you choose an area to specialise in matching your preferred area of specialisation with your interests skills and abilities. Undergraduate degree programmes and entry criteria DEGREE Bachelor of Commerce CAO CRITERIA CODE GY201 Criteria for selection include an assessment of the candidate s ability to benefit from and to undertake the programme. Experience and educational background are taken into account. An aptitude for Mathematics is beneficial. Interviews are not required Criteria as for GY201. In addition you must submit evidence of certificates diplomas obtained studying the French language Criteria as for GY201. In addition you must submit evidence of certificates diplomas obtained studying Criteria as for GY201. In addition a proven aptitude for learning modern languages Criteria as for GY201. In addition an aptitude for Mathematics (normally Leaving Certificate ordinary level) is required Criteria as for GY201. Candidates should have studied maths to Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent. A good standard of English is an advantage. An aptitude for Accountancy (normally Leaving Certificate or equivalent) is desirable Criteria as for GY201 and have a HC3 in Leaving Certificate Irish. Criteria as for GY201 Criteria as for GY201. International Hotel Management delivered in Shannon College of Hotel Management QUOTA 15 Bachelor of Commerce (International with French) GY202 2 Bachelor of Commerce (International with German) GY203 GY204 GY206 2 2 10 Bachelor of Commerce (International with Spanish) Bachelor of Science (Business Information Systems) Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) GY207 2 Bachelor of Commerce (Gaelige) GY208 GY209 2 2 2 6 Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience) Bachelor of Business Studies GY261 Bachelor of Corporate Law GY250 Criteria include an aptitude for legal study Accountancy Mathematics and the likelihood of successful completion of the course. Factors which may assist in determining suitability include Relevant work experience Relevant life experience Absence of previous opportunity to undertake third-level education Leaving Certificate results and other educational qualification Criteria as for GY250 Bachelor of Civil Law GY251 6 28 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Did you know A Foundation Diploma course in Business is available for prospective mature students. See page 24 for more information. Applications Apply through the CAO before February 1st 2017 Assessment procedure Candidates are assessed on the quality of no interviews. Emphasis is placed on the criteria listed for each programme and on the following Academic ability Evidence of recent academic achievements (within the past three years is desirable). Work history or life experience A detailed account of this is beneficial to your application. An aptitude for organisation decision making and management is desirable. Commitment to your interests is sought. Statement of Intent to pursue a degree in your chosen area of interest and how you see your degree being an asset to your future plans. Any personal interests or business language-related activity would also be of interest. Type additional pages if necessary add your name and CAO number to each page and forward to the CAO to have uploaded to your on-line application. Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 29 College of Engineering and Informatics doors as Queen s College Galway in 1849. Today the College consists of six disciplines Civil Engineering Electrical & Electronic Engineering Engineering Hydrology Industrial Engineering Information Technology and Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering. Undergraduate degree programmes and entry criteria DEGREE Bachelor of Engineering (Undenominated) CAO CODE GY401 CRITERIA A minimum of grade C3 in Leaving in ordinary level Maths is desirable. Special Maths Exam may apply. Interviews are not required QUOTA 15 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) GY402 GY405 GY406 GY408 GY410 as above as above as above as above as above 2 2 2 2 2 Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer) Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) Bachelor of Science (Project and Construction Management) Bachelor of Engineering (Energy Systems) GY413 GY414 GY350 as above as above as above 2 2 5 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Information Technology) Did you know A Foundation Diploma Course in Science Engineering and Technology is available. See page 23 for more information. 30 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Applications Apply through the CAO before February 1st 2017. Applications are considered on an individual basis. results. A Special Maths entry exam may apply in some cases. If this is required you will be notified and invited to attend in August. Work history or life experience A detailed account of this is beneficial to your application particularly when applying for GY406 where knowledge of business computing is essential. Statement of Intent This should explain why you are motivated to pursue a degree in your chosen area of interest and how you see your degree being an asset to your future plans. Any personal interests or related activity would also be of interest. Assessment procedure Candidates are assessed on the quality of required. Emphasis is placed on Academic ability A minimum grade C3 in Leaving Certificate Honours Maths or grade A B in Ordinary level Maths is required. Your history of academic achievements including Leaving Certificate Science IT and Technical Drawing subjects will be considered therefore please include statements of exam Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 31 College of Medicine Nursin College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences and Health Sciences The School of Medicine has an enrolment of aro The School of Medicine has an enrolment of around 800 students including many from overseas. University College Hospital convenien overseas. University College Hospital conveniently located major teaching hospital. School members is the beside the University campus is the major teaching hospital. School members are highly qualifiedand well-funded programme of med an extensive and the university has an extensive and well-funded programme of medical research. The University is committed to providing the most up-to-date facilities and re to providing the most up-to-date facilities and resources for the study at the Galway campus. health sciences of medicine and health sciences at the Galway campus. Undergraduate degree programmes an Undergraduate degree programmes and entry criteria student entrants and which are subject to HSE app student entrants and which are subject to HSE approval on an annual basis. DEGREE CAO CR DEGREE CAO CRITERIA QUOTA CODE CODE Nursing Science (General) Nursing Science (Psychiatric) Midwifery Occupational Therapy Speech and Language Therapy Podiatry Medicine GY515 GY516 GY517 GY502 GY503 GY504 GY501 Aptitude Test Midwifery Nursing Science (General) Aptitude Test Nursing Science (Psychiatric) 9 5 4 2 2 GY515 Apt GY516 GY517 GY502 GY503 GY504 GY501 Apt Aptitude Test Occupational Therapy Apt Honours Leaving Certificate Science Speech and Language Therapy Honours Leaving Certificate Science Podiatry Ho Ho Honours Leaving Certificate Science 2 Medicine A minimum Grade of HC3 in an Honours 2 Leaving Certificate Laboratory Science e.g. Physics Chemistry or Biology (or equivalent). HPAT Test and short listing applies to a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). Evidence of English language proficiency is required if English is not your first language eg. IELTS 6.5 avaerage. Ho Am Lea Phy (or app Evi req IEL 18 32 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 18 Applications Apply through the CAO for all listed programmes before February 1st 2017. assessment procedure Nursing and Midwifery Programmes Candidates are assessed on the quality of their experience preferably in a health care area. Shortlisted mature applicants are invited to chosen programme. Academic ability or equivalent. Evidence of recent academic achievements (within the past three years). Work history or life experience application. A detailed account of relevant work and life experience in the caring profession is desired. Statement of Intent Candidates are assessed primarily on the quality an honours laboratory Science subject from the knowledge of the course and profession. Please note that work placement is required in certain years of study and may be based outside Galway. Full details on work placement schedules can be obtained from the College at the start of the academic year. Type additional pages if necessary add your name and CAO number to each page and forward to the CAO to have uploaded to your on-line application. Selection is based on an aptitude test organised by the Nursing Careers Centre. Details of the test are available at www.nursingcareers.ie programmes. Selection is based on an aptitude test. Having applied through the CAO before February 1st 2017 Mature Applicants must also register and apply through the Public Appointments Service (PAS) website www.publicjobs.ie from Feb 2nd Feb 22nd. assessment on behalf of the NCC. Firstly you must log-on to www.publicjobs.ie and if you have not previously registered and you are a New User you must Register before applying. You must remember your User Name and Password as you will require these to access your Message Board for communications from the PAS results etc. Please do not confuse Registering with Applying. Once you have registered you must then access the application form complete available on www.publicjobs.ie from February 17 under the job category Medical sub category Nurse Nurse Management to register and apply with PAS you should have to hand your CAO number a valid e-mail address and your Personal Public Service (PPS) number (if you have one). Please note that once you have applied you are advised to check your Message Board communications from PAS. If you do not complete all steps your application will not be considered valid and you will receive no further consideration. All information on the test and a comprehensive booklet Nursing Midwifery A Career for you 2017 is available at www.nursingcareers.ie. Visit www.publicjobs.ie or Email careersinformation nmbi Medicine Assessment Procedure Laboratory Science - Chemistry Physics or or equivalent is required prior to taking the HPAT test. applicants. Based on this ranking a small number of applicants are invited to complete a Multiple short interview stations. Each station is designed medical professionalism such as communication skills team work moral reasoning and ethical decisions. The HPAT is Saturday 25 February 2017 You must register for HPAT before January 20th 2017. Test is available at www.nuigalway.ie medicine or www.nuigalway.ie admissions. Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 33 College of Science Science has contributed significantly to the development of the global economy in recent times. For example our scientists are breaking new ground in stem cell and gene therapy research and this cutting edge and innovative research feeds into our teaching giving students the best possible learning experience. NUI Galway s Science courses are structured yet flexible so you can explore your interests and passions by undertaking a Science degree. Undergraduate degree programmes and entry criteria DEGREE Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) Bachelor of Science (Financial Maths and Economics) CAO CODE GY301 GY303 GY304 GY308 GY309 GY310 GY313 GY314 GY318 GY319 GY320 CRITERIA Leaving Certificate Maths and Science as above as above as above as above as above as above as above as above as above as above QUOTA 15 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Bachelor of Science (Marine Science) Bachelor of Science (Health and Safety Systems) Bachelor of Science (Earth and Ocean Sciences) Bachelor of Science (Biopharmaceutical Chemistry) Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science) Bachelor of Science - Physics degree options in 34 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Applications Apply through the CAO before Februar y 1st 2017. Applications are considered on an places allocated to mature students entering the College of Science this includes a limited intake of 10% mature students per programme. Specific subject requirements Good mathematical ability is required for the programmes listed above. Work history or life experience A detailed account of this is beneficial to your application. Personal Statement This should explain why you are motivated to pursue a degree in your chosen area of interest how you see your degree being an asset to your future plans and any personal interests or science-related activity which has evolved from an interest in Science. Assessment procedure Candidates are assessed on the quality of no interviews. Emphasis is placed on Academic ability Your history of academic achievements in the form of Leaving Certificate and other post-Leaving Certificate results will be considered therefore please include statements of exam results with your CAO application. Knowledge of mathematics and at least one science-related subject from the Leaving Certificate or equivalent is desirable. Did you know A Foundation Diploma Course in Science Engineering and Technology is available. See page 23 for more information. Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 35 How to apply as a Mature Student Mature students should apply online through the Central Applications Office (www.cao.ie) for all NUI Galway s full-time undergraduate courses. The cost of applying through the CAO is approximately 40. There is an online discounted rate of 25 if you apply before the January 20th. It is important to complete the CAO application form thoroughly. Supporting documentation such as exam results current studies and a strong personal statement are essential components of your CAO application for some programmes. If you use the online application process you must forward your supporting documentation to the CAO immediately afterwards with your name and CAO number clearly stated on each document. Do not send any documents to NUI Galway - these will not be reviewed. Documentation that supports your application will only be considered for admission purposes if it has been included with your formal application through the CAO. The CAO also provides a comprehensive handbook which includes information specific to mature students and must be read carefully in advance of submitting a final application. Visit www.cao.ie mature for more information. Important Your supporting documents must arrive in the CAO offices within seven days of your submission of the online application. It is of the utmost importance as a mature student that you ensure all relevant information including evidence of formal education certificates personal statements and other requested documents are included with your CAO application. Omission of this information may affect the success of your application to NUI Galway. 36 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 When do you apply February 1st 2017 is the deadline for all CAO applications. The CAO office must have received your application and all supporting documentation by this date. Online applications are recommended for admission to NUI Galway s undergraduate programmes. Using a single CAO application you may choose from the entire range of courses listed in this guide. You may apply for up to 10 courses in the Level 8 category and 10 courses in the Level 7 category. Please note that all undergraduate degrees taught at NUI Galway are Level 8 degrees. Information for mature students who are not accepted to 2017 entry If you are a mature student who has applied for Science Engineering Technology or Business Commerce and have been unsuccessful an email will be sent to you advising you to apply for the relevant Foundation Course in order to meet the criteria for 2018 entry. This email will be sent in late July. If you are a mature student who has applied for a degree in Arts Law or Health Sciences you may contact the Mature Students Office in late July to discuss your application and recommendations for 2018 entry. For more information contact Central Applications Office Tower House Eglinton Street Galway City Ireland. T 353 (0)91 509 800 E info cao.ie W www.cao.ie How are applications assessed All applications are considered on the grounds of mature numbers that are received by the CAO closing date 1st February. These applications are processed by the CAO office and forwarded to NUI Galway. NUI Galway does not accept direct applications to the University itself. The University will review each application seeking evidence of your academic ability as well as your interest in and aptitude for the programme for which you have applied. Refer to each college entry in this guide to see the criteria required for each programme. Post-CAO acceptance Registration late August to late September. Registration details will be provided via email to all students after the Leaving Certificate results are released Mature Students Return to Learning Programme will run in late August early September Student Orientation occurs generally the first week in September You will receive all information on the Return to Learning programme and Orientation in late August September 2017 and you will be invited to register as a student online. Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 37 Financial Information Returning to full-time education can place a strain on your finances. There are many factors to be considered - rent utility bills food travel and class materials for example. It is important to evaluate whether you can financially afford to pursue a full-time degree. Undergraduate Fees EU undergraduate fees consist of three elements 1. Tuition Fee (tax exempt) 2. Student contribution charge 3. Student facilities levies (covers cost of registration examinations and student services). 1. Tuition fee Under the free fees initiative from the Department of Education and Skills the state pays the tuition fee for eligible full-time nonrepeat undergraduate EU students who Are first time undergraduates Hold EU nationality or official refugee status Have been ordinarily resident in an EU member state for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to an approved full-time course. If you do not satisfy the above criteria for free fees you may be eligible for EU fees . There are two ways to qualify for EU fees through nationality or residency Nationality If the student holds EU nationality or official refugee status and where a student has received ALL his her full-time post-primary education within the EU but has not been resident for three of the five years immediately prior to university entry the student is eligible for EU fees. Euro nationality can be proved with an EU passport an original Irish Birth Certificate an original EU National Identity Card or official Irish refugee status. Residency The student s principal residence for the purpose of taxation must have been in an EU member state for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to an approved third-level course. (Prior residence as a full-time student alone does not qualify a student for EU fee rates) 38 2. Student contribution charge The student contribution charge which will be approximately 3 000 in 2017 18 is payable by all students. However students who have applied and are successful in their application for a higher education grant or scholarship will have this student contribution charge paid on their behalf by the scholarship provider or higher education grant authority. 3. Student facilities levies This is payable by all students and will be circa 224 in 2017 18. Further information may be obtained from the Fees Office. If you do not qualify for free tuition fees. If you do not qualify for the Free Fees Initiative or a Student Grant then you may be liable to pay the full tuition fees for your programme of study. For all information in relation to fees and related criteria please refer to www.nuigalway.ie fees The average monthly expenditure of a traditional student are MONTHLY Accommodation (rented) Food including a weekly shop and food in college Phone TV and Internet Course materials Photocopying and printing Electricity and oil Social Travel Medical Clothes Laundry Total (monthly average) 370 200 70 50 25 80 200 45 20 50 20 1 130 Source The National Consumer Agency. www.itsyourmoney.ie iym budgetplanner Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Funding options Student Grants Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) (Department of Social Protection). Student Grants (Higher Education Grants) education. Typically a claimant would have to be in receipt of social welfare payments for nine consecutive months or more prior to returning to college but there can be exceptions to this rule usually in cases involving statutory redundancy. To see if you qualify for BTEA check www.welfare.ie Students in receipt of the BTEA are not eligible for the maintenance portion of the Student Grant. Such students should still apply for a grant to pay their registration fees (and in some cases their tuition fees). Student Grants are applied for online and are administered centrally through SUSI. If you are eligible it may cover all or part of your fees and assist you with maintenance payments to contribute to living expenses while you study. The residency requirement in the State for grant eligibility is three out of the past five years for new applicants be a holder of an EU passport and have official refugee status. The duration of the break in studies required for re-entry as an independently assessed mature student is three years. For more information contact Department of Education and Skills Student Support Unit T 353 (0)1 8734700 or 506 24386 24387 24383 W www.studentfinance.ie or www.susi.ie Social Welfare Payments for parttime students It is possible for mature students who are unemployed to attend part-time programmes at NUI Galway and retain their Jobseeker s Benefit ( JB) or Jobseeker s Allowance ( JA) and associated secondary benefits such as Rent Allowance. Student Grants (Higher Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) for full-time students The Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) for full-time students can be paid to those who have been in receipt of social welfare payments and wish to return to full-time Department of Social Protection Unemployment Payments Pension Invalidity Payments Lone Parent s Allowance Disability Payments 1890 92 79 99 1890 50 00 00 1890 50 00 00 1890 92 77 70 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 39 Frequently Asked Questions What full-time degree programmes can I apply for All of NUI Galway s degrees are open to within the National University of Ireland Galway 1. College of Arts Social Sciences and Celtic Studies 2. College of Business Public Policy and Law 3. College of Engineering and Informatics 4. College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences 5. College of Science you to do so as your application to NUI Galway will automatically be assessed on the basis of your exam results if you do not initially receive a place on the basis of mature of your results from the State Examinations Commission at the following address Statements Section State Examinations Commission Cornamaddy Athlone Co Westmeath. T 353 90 6442808 6442810 E statements examinations.ie W www.examinations.ie If you completed school leaving exams outside Ireland you should also include a translation of the transcript where applicable. Do I need a Leaving Certi 1985 and 2016 you must supply your exam was taken in your CAO application. If It is not possible May 1st. Refer to the Leaving Certificate Points for 2016 at the end of this guide and read the Undergraduate Prospectus for Matriculation Subject Requirements. School-leaving examinations pre-1992 Grades A B C D NUI Matric 95 80 65 50 Leaving Cert Higher 95 80 65 50 Leaving Cert Ordinary 55 40 25 10 Post 1992 Points Mature Selection Scheme Grade A1 A2 B1 B2 B3 C1 C2 C3 D1 D2 D3 Higher Paper 100 90 85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 Ordinary Paper 60 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 40 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Frequently Asked Questions Does NUI Galway require References from a Mature applicant as part of the CAO application Generally references are not required but where degree places are limited and are highly competitive such as Health Sciences Psychology BA Connect Degrees and Journalism it is advised to have references outlining any relevant work experience in in Eglinton Street Galway to be uploaded to your CAO application. Ensure your CAO number and name is on each document. Do reviewed. for all degrees at NUI Galway as a Mature Student when English is Evidence of English Pro ciency is only required for application to all Nursing and Medicine degrees Applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 (no less than 6.5 in any component). When will I know if my application has been successful the CAO usually in early July. Can I use the change of mind option for NUI Galway s programmes mature students applying through the CAO for NUI Galway. February 1st 2017 is the closing date for mature student applications. application a statement of your choices will be sent to you in early February. Only at this point may you add new choices to or delete choices from your application if desired. Once you resubmit your con rmation of choices you can only reorder existing preferred choice of course at the top of the list then your second choice and so on. In accordance with CAO procedures successful preference so it is important that genuine preference. essential that you are aware of the date for www.cao.ie) in the event that you are away from your address. Your responsibility... If you change your address any time between February and the end of June you to the correct address. Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2016 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 37 41 Appendix 2016 Leaving Certificate Points Course Code Course GY101 GY103 GY104 GY105 GY107 GY109 GY110 GY111 GY112 GY113 GY114 GY115 GY117 GY118 GY119 GY120 GY121 GY122 GY201 GY202 GY203 GY204 GY206 GY207 GY208 GY209 GY250 GY251 GY261 GY262 GY301 GY303 GY304 GY308 GY309 GY310 GY313 GY314 GY318 GY319 GY320 GY350 GY401 GY402 GY405 GY406 GY408 GY410 GY413 GY414 GY501 GY502 GY503 GY504 GY515 GY516 GY517 GY525 GY526 GY527 Arts - Joint Honours Degree Arts (Public and Social Policy) Arts (Psychology) Arts (History) Na D na (Gaeilge agus L ann an Aistri ch in) Arts (Mathematics and Education) Arts with Children s Studies Arts with Creative Writing Arts with Film Studies Arts with Human Rights Arts with Irish Studies Arts with Performing Arts Studies Arts with Latin American Studies Arts (Drama Theatre and Performance Studies) Arts with Journalism Arts (Youth and Family Studies) Arts (Children s Studies) Na D na (Cumars id agus Gaeilge) Commerce Commerce (International) with French Commerce (International) with German Commerce (International) with Spanish Business Information Systems Commerce (Accounting) Commerce (Gaeilge) Commerce (Global Experience) Corporate Law Civil Law Business Studies in International Hotel Management (Shannon) Commerce in International Hotel Management (Shannon) Science Biomedical Science Biotechnology Environmental Science Financial Mathematics and Economics Marine Science Health and Safety Systems Earth and Ocean Sciences Biopharmaceutical Chemistry Mathematical Science Physics (options in Applied Astrophy Biomed Theoretical) Computer Science and Information Technology Engineering (Undenominated) Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electronic and Computer Engineering Biomedical Engineering Project and Construction Management Energy Systems Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering Medicine (5 6 year course and embedded PhD options) Occupational Therapy Speech and Language Therapy Podiatry General Nursing (Galway and Portiuncula) Psychiatric Nursing Midwifery Mature Applicants General Nursing (Galway and Portiun.) Mature Applicants Psychiatric Nursing Mature Applicants Midwifery Round 1 300 320 495 310 375 435 400 440 330 330 340 335 350 400 410 305 350 315 400 480 480 480 430 460 395 500 385 488 630 400 530 440 400 485 405 310 400 400 500 455 450 425 445 430 430 435 500 355 425 445 723 520 520 450 445 410 440 179 169 175 Round 2 Round 3 360 390 425 310 320 330 400 395 380 525 440 405 450 42 Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 Access Centre Help Desk and Mature Students Office is located on the First Floor ras U Chathail 1 1 1 James HardimanJames Hardiman Library Library CAMPUS MAP CAMPUS MAP ras na Mac L inn ras na Mac L inn 2 2 2 Arts Science Building Concourse impaired) Arts Science Building Concourse Accessible Route Across Accessible Route Across Campus (for the mobility (for the mobility Campus impaired) Student Information DeskInformation Desk Student (SID) ras U Chathail (SID) ras U Chathail 3 3 The QuadrangleThe Quadrangle 3 4 4 4 Building Arts Millennium Arts Millennium Building Caf s restaurants andrestaurants and bars Caf s bars 5 5 IT Building 5 IT Building IT Building IT Building A An Bhialann A An Bhialann 6 6 6 Orbsen BuildingOrbsen Building Caf B Smokey Joe sB Smokey Joe s Caf 7 7 Engineering7Building Engineering Building C Co ee On Line Co ee On Line C and Bailey and Access Allen Hall Bailey Allen Hall To Galway CityGalway City To and Mature Students Office Cathedral Cathedral 8 8 ras na Gaeilge ras na Gaeilge 8 D College Bar D College Bar 9 9 ras na Mac9 ras na Mac L inn L inn and Bailey Allen and Bailey Allen Hall Hall E Zinc Caf E Zinc Caf 6 5 13 5 15 UNDER CONSTRUCTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION 6 9 23 G D9 D 23 G River Corrib Martin Ryan Institute Martin Ryan Institute 01 10 F 10 Kingfisher Sports Complex Sports Complex Kingfisher F Friars RestaurantFriars Restaurant 15 13 River Corrib 11 11 G The Hub Caf G The Hub Caf 11 Corrib Village Corrib Village (Student Accommodation) (Student Accommodation) C Arts Science Building Arts Science Building C 24 24 21 12 12 ras Moyola ras Moyola 31 13 Bank of Ireland Theatre Ireland Theatre 13 Bank of AD RO TY RSI Student Information Desk 15 Student Information Desk (SID) ras U Chathail (SID) ras U Chathail N TE N N N TE N N UN 71 17 GE IA L BR ID GE IA L BR ID Bookshop and SU Shop (BasementShop (Basement 17 Bookshop and SU of Library) of Library) A 17 16 16 17 1 A 1 81 18 Chapel of St18 Chapel of St Columbanus Columbanus 91 19 Counselling19 Counselling Service 5 Distillery Rd Service 5 Distillery Rd University Road University Road Entrance Entrance 3 3 02 20 International Affairs Office 20 International Affairs Office 12 D IS D IS T IL L T IL L 21 Chaplaincy Centre St Declan s 21 Chaplaincy Centre St Declan s 4 4 22 22 22 Career Development Centre Career Development Centre 32 23 Health Unit 23 Health Unit and Students Union Students Union and Societies Office Societies Office 10 21 D D ERY ERY R OA R OA 10 20 18 19 19 21 20 18 NE WC A STL N E R O AE W C A S T L E R O A D D James Hardiman LibraryHardiman Library James The Quadrangle The Quadrangle 42 24 Martin Ryan24 Martin Ryan Institute Institute Career Development Centre Career Development Centre OA NE D OA D Engineering Building Engineering Building 7 TL ER 7 Health Unit Students Union and Health Unit Students Union and S CA Societies Office Societies Office NE W E E 12 12 R Newcastle Road Newcastle Road LE ST CA Entrance Entrance W Arts Millennium Building Arts Millennium Building Mature Students Guide - Full-Time Degree Programmes 2017 2 2 Sports Complex Kingfisher Sports Complex Kingfisher 11 11 F 14 F 14 To Park & RidePark & Ride To and Dangan Dangan and St Sports Grounds Grounds St Anthony s Anthony s Sports Entrance Entrance J.E. Cairnes School ofCairnes School of Business J.E. Business and Economics and Economics U NIV E 61 16 16 ras de Br n ras de Br n IVE ras Moyola ras Moyola 8 8 RSI 51 15 B B TY Q U IN CE Q U IN CE River Corrib River Corrib RO 41 14 J.E. Cairnes School of Business and of Business and 14 J.E. Cairnes School Economics Economics AD Under Construction Under Construction Please excuse our Please excuse our temporary appearance. temporary appearance. 22 22 43 OPPORTUNITIES TO FIND OUT MORE OCTOBER 7th & 8th October 2016 Bailey Allen Hall NUI Galway. (10am - 3pm) Special Public Information Evening for Mature Students Wednesday January 18th 2017 from 5.30pm James Hardiman Library NUI Galway. NOVEMBER 5th November 2016 Auburn Lodge Ennis (7 - 9pm) 7th November 2016 Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone (7-9pm) Important Dates for Applicants Nov 2016 CAO Application System Opens. (www.cao.ie mature) Mature Student Admissions Pathway (MSAP) registration opens. Online from mid-November but no later than 7th February 2017. Late registration incurs an additional fee. (www.msap-ie.acer.edu.au) Health Professionals Admissions Test (HPAT) Ireland registration. Online from mid-November but no later than 20th of January 2017. Late registration incurs an additional fee. (www.hpat-ireland.acer.edu.au) CAO closes at 5.15pm for all mature applications. Nov 2016 Nov 2016 DECEMBER 1st December 2016 Osprey Hotel Kildare (7 - 9pm) Feb 1st 2017 APRIL 1st April 2017 Bailey Allen Hall NUI Galway. (10am - 3pm) Feb 25th 2017 HPAT assessment Mar 4th 2017 Early July MSAP assessment First round of Mature Student offers from the CAO. Be sure to reply by the reply date usually about a week after the offer. National University of Ireland Galway Ollscoil na h ireann Gaillimh 353 91 492695 maturestudents nuigalway.ie www.nuigalway.ie accesscentre www.facebook.com NUIG.MatureStudentOffice