Postgraduate
MSc Global Environmental Economics

NUI Galway

Course Overview


This course will equip students with the skills to address these challenges through a unique combination of theoretical and applied subjects. These are delivered through small group teaching by academics as well as industry and policy experts.

This guarantees a practical focus that is further strengthened through work placements in related companies or research institutes in Ireland or abroad. The programme is specifically targeted to provide students with employ-ability skills that are relevant to shape and influence future public policy, conduct environmental evaluations, lead research projects, work in a business or consultancy role, with international development and aid agencies or continue education through further academic study.
The aims of the MSc in Global Environmental Economics are to equip graduates with the following skills:
1. Understand and analyse global environmental issues from an economic perspective
2. Critically evaluate and inform future public policy in relation to the environment
3. Advanced knowledge of economic methods used to analyse environmental problems
4. Understand global interlinkages of environmental problems and how these differ around the world
5. Effective communication skills and be proficient with various media

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

25

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,500

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Graduate Employers include: Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) Marine Institute, Galway County Council.
  • This programme guarantees a practical focus that is further strengthened through work placements in related companies or research institutes in Ireland or abroad.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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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

Students with a primary degree with Second Class Honors, Grade 1 or equivalent, which will have included the study of Economics can apply. Students who hold a Higher Diploma in Economics with Second Class Honors, Grade 1 or equivalent may also apply. Students without an economic background are also encouraged to apply and will be accepted subject to successful completion of an online preparatory Economics course. These students are advised to get in touch with the course coordinator as early as possible for more details.

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

n/a

Career Prospects


Graduates have found employment in international development and aid agencies, the European Commission, utility companies, government departments, investment banks, corporate environmental investment funds, United Nations organisations, consultancy firms and local authorities, and many of our graduates have gone to undertake PhDs.
Graduate Employers include: Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) Marine Institute, Galway County Council, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Bord na Mona, Coillte, Teagasc, Environment Agency (UK), Electricity Supply Board (ESB), Bord Iascaigh Mhara.

Notes


Work Placement: This programme guarantees a practical focus that is further strengthened through work placements in related companies or research institutes in Ireland or abroad. Placement partners include: Marine Institute, BIM, Tipperary Energy Agency, SEAI, Irish Wind Energy Agency (IWEA), Coillte, Teagasc, ESB, ESRI.