Studying in Ireland
Colleges and higher education institutions in Ireland are recognized all over the world for their excellence. Qualifications received in Irish Educational Institutions are highly respected all over the world. This combined with the safety and beauty of this English speaking country, as well as the many highly respected colleges and universities makes Ireland a great study choice for many students all over the world.
Medicine – The Royal College of Surgeons
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is one of the most popular in the world to study medicine. The college was founded in 1784 and has been at its current premises on Stephens Green in Dublin since 1810. The college is home to the Faculties of Anesthesia, Dentistry, Radiology and Nursing, and all of these faculties function independently from the main body.
One of the most famous universities in the world, Trinity College was founded in 1592 and is Ireland’s oldest university. Based on College Green Trinity college is a very impressive building and is home to the famous Book of Kells.
The university is divided into the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Engineering, Math and Science, and is an excellent choice for those who wish to study in Dublin.
National University of Ireland – Maynooth
This university was formerly St Patrick’s College which was a seminary and was founded in 1795. The NUI Maynooth is the ideal for those who wish to study Social Science or Celtic Studies and is divided into the following faculties: Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. NUI Maynooth is based in the town of Maynooth in the county Kildare.
National University of Ireland Galway
NUI Galway was first opened in 1849. This University is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland and has some well-known past pupils such as the current President of Ireland, the current Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and the actor Martin Sheen. The university is divided into the following five colleges; the college of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies, the college of Business, Public Policy and Law, the college of Engineering and informatics, the college of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and the college of Science.
The National University of Cork
The National University of Cork is also a constituent of the University College of Ireland and is divided into the same five colleges as the University of Galway. Both Universities are highly recommended for students wishing to study in Cork or Galway.
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