Studying economics at NUI Galway

Studying economics gives you:

  • An insight into the various economic relationships in the real world around you
  • An introduction to the analytical tools you need to help you to explore and understand these relationships
  • The opportunity to deepen your understanding of current affairs, the economics of the market place, economic factors influencing politics and how economic issues have influenced the course of history.

NUI Galway has a long and proud tradition of research-led teaching in economics, of international standing.

Economics appeals to a variety of students at different stages, and with a variety of interests.

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There are a number of options for studying economics at undergraduate level in NUI Galway. Economics is available:

  • in the BA degree, and in related degrees in Arts, such at the BA (International), and the BA (Public & Social Policy) degrees
  • in the B.Comm and related degrees, such as the B.Comm (International) degrees
  • in our specialised 4 year B.Sc.(Financial Mathematics and Economics) degree
  • and in a number of other degree options

Learn more about studying economics at undergraduate level

Taught postgraduate programmes

Explore our taught masters programmes, all of which reflects research specialisms and expertise in Economics at NUI Galway;

M.Econ.Sc. in International Finance

M.Sc. in Health Economics

M.Sc. in Global Environmental Economics 

and, mainly for those seeking a bridge to a masters degree in economics, our:

Higher Diploma in Economic Science

Learn more about our taught postgraduate programmes in economics

Research postgraduate degrees

Options here include:

  • our very active and diverse PhD programme
  • research masters degrees

Learn more about our PhD programme in economics


  • Business Postgraduate Programmes 2022 - 2023

    Business Postgraduate Programmes 2022 - 2023 PDF (4.7 MB)

  • Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2022

    Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2022 PDF (14.3MB)

  • Business Undergraduate Prospectus 2022-23

    Business Undergraduate Prospectus 2022-23 PDF (1.57MB)

  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2022

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 PDF (8.4MB)

  • Quick Guide to Courses 2022

    Quick Guide to Courses 2022 PDF (697 KB)

  • A Level Quick Guide 2022

    A Level Quick Guide 2022 PDF (352 KB)

  • CAO Brochure

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  • QQI / FETAC Pathways Guide

    QQI / FETAC Pathways Guide PDF (45MB)

  • Professional Accounting Body Exemptions

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  • Leading Business Alumni Book

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  • Quick Guide to Courses 2022

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