Economics is the study of people's motives, expectations, decisions, hopes, disappointments and uncertainties. It can be used to examine a variety of issues, from social media to poverty.
The language of work, business, government and the media is increasingly drawn from economics.
Graduates with an economics qualification are needed to address the problems and challenges that are facing business, government and society today.
Choosing economics will give you an excellent foundation for a career in business, finance, government, teaching and the media, and for doing further study in business courses such as marketing, management and computing. The teaching approach that we use will prepare you for working in the knowledge economy.
You do not need to have Economics in the Leaving Certificate to study Economics at UCC.
Year 1 Modules:
EC1131Economic Decision Making (5 credits);
EC1132Economics, the Markets and Public Policy (10 credits)
Year 2 Modules:
Microeconomics: Behaviour and Organisations; Microeconomics: Organisations and Institutions; Macroeconomics: Growth and Development; Macroeconomics: Business Cycles
Economic Data and Skills for Data Collection; Skills for Interpretation of Economic Data; Introduction to Mathematical Economic Analysis; Introduction to Statistical Economic Analysis; Reasoning and Critical Thinking in Economics; Reflection and Persuasion in Economics
Year 3*/4 Modules:
The Economics of Corporate Strategy; Capital Markets and Asset Valuation; Portfolio Theory and Asset Management; Economics of the Labour Market; Human Resource Economics; Health Economics; Public Expenditure; Public Finance; Growth and Competitiveness; Growth and Innovation; Principles of Insurance; Quantitative Methods: Econometrics; Survey Methods
*BA International students spend third year studying in an approved foreign university in a country of the student's major language or subject. They will return to complete their final year in UCC in Year 4.
See the College Calendar for additional information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for Economics for further details on module content.
Course Code: CK101, CK108
Course Title: Arts
Subject Title: Economics
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Qualifications: BA (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.
2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK101 and CK108
Entry Points: CK101: 345 in 2014. Points may vary year to year.
Expected lecture hours: The number of lecture hours each week depends on whether Economics is taken as a Joint (six hours of lectures), Major (eight hours of lectures) or Single Hons subject (10 hours of lectures).
You will be supported on your learning journey with a combination of tutor-led clinics and lecturer online learning tutorials.
Expected practical hours:Practicals are provided in the statistical packages used in the Econometrics, Survey Methods and Empirical Research Method modules.
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including:
- writing economic reports
- making presentations
- undertaking group projects
- presenting a final-year dissertation
Refer to CK101and CK108. First year students choose Arts subjects when registering.
Further Contact Information
Dr Ella Kavanagh
T: +353 (0)21 490 2571
T: +353 (0)21 490 2574