The Bachelor of Science (Applied Social Sciences)

A webpage for current fourth year students of the programme | 2017 - 2021

Fourth Year Student Handbook

The 2020 - 2021 fourth year student handbook is not complete and will be continuously updated in the following weeks...

Final Year Student Handbook | 2020 - 2021

Final Year Modules | Downloadable Copy

Year Four Modules

Other Student Handbooks

Read these handbooks to help you decide on which modules to choose...

Soc & Pol Student Handbook | 2020 - 2021

Geography Syllabus | 2020 - 2021


Online Learning at NUI Galway

Getting Started

The NUIG Guide for Citing Harvard Style and Essay Help and Information

Harvard Style Citing & References

Harvard Style Referencing Handout

Essay Submission Form

Essay Appraisal Form

Some Important Links

Absent Due to Medical Circumstances

Absent Due to Personal Circumstances

Extended Leave of Absent


How to Write a Formal Email as a University Student

  1. You must use your student email address
  2. Stick to a professional black font
  3. Always include a short and accurate subject line
  4. Use a proper salutation (e.g. ‘Dear Sir’ or ‘Dear Dr Reilly’)
  5. Make sure you are making contact with the correct lecturer/tutor/teacher
  6. Introduce yourself in the first paragraph (name and student number), and the module you refer to in the email
  7. Prioritise the most important information and get to the point quickly
  8. Keep your message/question brief
  9. Use formal language and do not use slang or text speak
  10. Use a proper form of closing (e.g. 'kind regards')
  11. Include an necessary documents or attachments
  12. Proofread your message for meaning, spelling, and grammar
  13. Make sure that the email does not contain any sensitive information
  14. Always be realistic about a timeframe for a response (you should never expect a response in the evening or over the weekend).