Economic Science

You will take one of two streams, depending on the level of economics you have previously encountered. Both streams include courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, as well as statistical/econometric or mathematical methods in economics. You will also have a choice from a range of elective modules, usually including Economics of Money and Banking/ Financial Economics; Economics of Health; Environmental Economics; Irish Economic History; Public Economics; and Comparative Economic Thought. (The precise list of electives available may vary from year to year.)

1. Research skills: Students work on a supervised research paper in economics, providing an opportunity to focus on areas of particular interest aligned with their career ambitions.

2. Conversion course: It is attractive to those with scientific and engineering backgrounds, as well as humanities, business and social sciences graduates.

3. Levels of ability catered for: Depending on your previous study of economics, you can opt for one of two streams on this programme.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
An honours primary degree either with some economics modules or modules of a quantitative/mathematical/statistical nature.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


Two semesters.

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Career Opportunities
Graduates have found employment in commercial banking, insurance, financial services, pharmaceutical companies, economics consultancy, as well as within public sector organisations like Government departments, the Central Bank and State agencies.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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