The research environment at NUI Galway is strongly interdisciplinary, built on the University’s particular areas of expertise. Much of our research is located within our major international research centres:

NCBES Research Building, NUI Galway

NCBES Research Building, NUI Galway

Biomedical & Engineering Sciences

  • Centre for Bioanalytical Sciences (CBAS)
  • Centre for Chromosome Biology (CCB)
  • National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES)
  • Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB)
  • Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI)

Informatics, Physical, & Computational Sciences

  • Applied Optics Group
  • Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC)
  • Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
  • LightHOUSE – Centre for Applied Photonics
  • National Centre for Laser Applications (NCLA)

Environment, Marine, and Energy

  • Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS)
  • Energy Research Centre
  • Institute for Environment, Marine and Energy
  • Power Electronics Research Centre (PERC)

Applied Social Science and Public Policy

  • Centre for Clinical Health Services Research and Development
  • Centre for Disability Law & Policy
  • Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC)
  • Child & Family Research Centre (CFRC)
  • Health Promotion Research Centre (HPRC)
  • Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG)


  • Centre for Irish Studies
  • Moore Institute
  • Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR)
  • Huston School of Film and Digital Media

Please refer to for a full list of research centres.

Research Opportunities for International Students
We offer research-based Masters and PhD programmes across a wide range
of disciplines. Here, your research will be guided by world class academics
and benefit from the very latest research facilities and technology.
We have invested heavily in our research resources in recent years and
continue you to do so in order to ensure our research students benefit from
the latest facilities.

Three major current projects include a new Arts, Humanities and Social
Sciences Research Building, a new Biosciences and Translational Research
Facility and a new Clinical Research Facility.

We know that there is a lot to consider when you are choosing your research
programme – finding the right supervisor, finding funding and more. At NUI
Galway, we make the process as streamlined as possible so if you wish to
find out more about applying, please refer to our Graduate Studies Office
website at


3 responses to “Research

  1. nadia

    I am PG in Political science and want to do PHD in international politics or Human Rights.or any subject of Political Science that your University offers.Please guid me in this connection

  2. Tejasvi Gaurav

    I am a graduate in applied chemistry. I have been offered a course in Software Design and Development at NUI galway. I wanted to inquire about the course and its scope in relation to research. Please provide me with some relevant information in this regard.

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