NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Economic Science J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics College of Business, Public Policy and Law

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: HDip DURATION: Two semesters NUMBER OF PLACES: 25 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1EK2 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: 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. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply. CONTACT Stephen McNena T: +353 91 493 053 E: 3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 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.

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 Development Economics. (The precise list of electives available may vary from year to year.) Career Opportunities Successful graduates, who typically go on to take a master’s in economics, build a variety of careers in private and public sectors, ranging from analyst work in financial services and health sectors to public sector and consulting roles in economic analysis. Minimum Entry Requirements An honours primary degree either with some economics modules or modules of a quantitative/mathematical/statistical nature. FIND OUT MORE AT: economic-science.html DID YOU KNOW A combined fee arrangement applies to those who complete this programme and subsequently are admitted to one of the three master’s in economics programmes at NUI Galway (i.e., International Finance, Health Economics, or Global Environmental Economics). In these cases, the Higher Diploma is treated as the first year of a two-year programme, with the second, (master’s) year involving a lower fee. Contact the programme director for details.

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