The Discipline of History has a large Postgraduate community. Click here to learn more about our students and their projects.


History offers a number of research degrees:

Taught Programme

PhD Programmes

We contribute to a number of multidisciplinary programmes:


There are a number of grants and awards available to postgraduates:

Foundation Travel Bursary for NUI Galway History postgrads (awarded annually)

Doctoral students at History at NUI Galway are eligible to apply for the annual Foundation Travel Bursary in History.  Awarded for the first time in 2016-17,this Bursary is made possible thanks to the generosity of a private donor. The next award will be made in autumn 2018.  The Terms and Conditions of the Foundation Travel Bursary in History as awarded in 2017/18 may be viewed here as general guidance. 

please click link for   The Terms and Conditions  of The Foundation Travel Bursary

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A degree in History is clearly a good preparation for a career as a teacher, archivist, librarian, historical consultant, or genealogist. But most History graduates go on to careers where it will be the skills they have learned, rather than the specific knowledge that will be of use to them. Recent History graduates are working in journalism (newspapers, radio, and television), applied communications, human resource management, the diplomatic service, financial services, computer hardware and software companies, the Garda Síochána, and in administration. Some have pursued careers in law and a small number in business. Even for those who are not going to pursue careers directly related to history, the opportunities for more in-depth study offered by a Masters degree can be a rewarding experience - and it is one which is often well-regarded by employers.

Postgraduate courses

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