Undergraduate
BA Arts Government (Politics, Economics and Law)

NUI Galway

Course Overview


Government has a profound impact on our lives. Government decisions affect everything from our health, the affordability of housing and transport, the quality of the environment and the viability of businesses and voluntary organisations.

And these days the world appears to be changing rapidly too; think of Trump and Brexit among many other unexpected developments. All of this means the study of Government is more crucial than ever. The BA Government (Politics, Economics and Law) will enable you to better understand emerging critical issues and develop the skills to make sense of this world in order to make a difference in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. The BA Government (Economics, Politics and Law) provides you with a unique opportunity to study each of these three distinct disciplines and to develop an appreciation of how they interact. This programme gives you an understanding of how politics, democracy, the law and economics shape Ireland and the current global environment. You may also have the opportunity to study abroad or attain experience with a work placement for one year as part of this programme. So if you want to understand how government works and how public policy can be improved, or if you interested in working in government, business, or law, then the BA Government (Politics, Economics, and Law) at NUI Galway is for you.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

Students can avail of opportunities to study abroad with the Erasmus programme throughout Europe.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

60

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,650

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • This degree combines three core disciplines to give you a unique knowledge and background to develop a variety of careers in the private, public and non-for-profit sectors.
  • Students can avail of opportunities to study abroad with the Erasmus programme throughout Europe.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognized for entry purposes.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


This degree combines three core disciplines to give you a unique knowledge and background to develop a variety of careers in the private, public and non-for-profit sectors. Career opportunities include roles in local and national government, business, non-profit organisations, consultancy, public affairs, professional services, and the EU and global development agencies. Furthermore, there are career opportunities in law, economics, management, public relations, journalism, public administration, policy analysis, industrial relations, social work, community work and political advocacy.

Notes


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