Taught course

Economic Science

National University of Ireland Galway · J E Cairnes School of Business and Economics

Entry requirements

Admission is open to graduates who have obtained a pass degree in Economics from a recognised third-level institution. Admission is also open to honours graduates from related disciplines who have taken at least a principles course in Economics. Applications are also accepted from graduates with no previous training in economics but with an excellent academic record of achievement. NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent. GPA 3.0. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable.

Months of entry


Course content

The Higher Diploma in Economic Science programme is an intensive two semester programme, comprising mainly taught courses, with a research paper component. It provides a good basis for those who have studied economics at pass level in their primary degree to further their knowledge, and graduate in other disciplines to embark on that path. The programme is designed to equip graduates with the professional and analytical skills necessary to pursue a career in economics or related disciplines in the public and private sectors.

Qualification and course duration


full time
2 sem. months

Course contact details

Dr. Aidan Kane
+353 91 (0)49 25 30