Economic Science

Your Course
This is an intensive and challenging programme in core economic theory and methods. In addition, a variety of specialist options are provided. It is mainly intended for those aiming for entry to a master's degree programme but who have not yet studied economics in sufficient depth for direct entry.

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.)

Entry requirements

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

Application dates

NUI 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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