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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.
Our vision is to create an inclusive welcoming environment that inspires students and staff to address important current and future challenges facing society using physics.
Our mission is to generate new knowledge and to progress the life-long employability of students by:
- Providing effective educational programmes,
- Performing leading-edge research,
- Demonstrating insightful applications of physics.
The School believes in research-led teaching. Its teaching programmes are strongly influenced by the expertise of research–active staff who are fully accessible to students. Our specialisations have evolved to be aligned with astronomy, climate change, and medical physics. The impact we make in these areas is greatly enabled by photonics –the ability to harness light. The School also benefits from theoretical physicists located in the neighbouring School of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics.
We are proud of a culture of values where every student matters. We value undertaking learning, teaching and research responsibly. We value research that informs graduates who make contributions regionally and internationally.
93% of students are satisfied with their undergraduate programme in Physics. (NUI Galway Source College of Science Programme Survey 2019)
77% of postgraduate research students in Physics at NUI Galway rate their entire experience as good or excellent. (Source Irish Student Survey, 2018)
If you are currently enrolled at an overseas college or university and you wish to spend a semester or year at NUI Galway as a Visiting Student, you can apply through your home college’s Study Abroad office or through an approved study abroad programme provider. Currently NUIG School of Physics hosts students from Science Without Borders, Erasmus and US exchange programmes.
Contact Matt Redman for details.