Economic and Enterprise Development (MSc)

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Economic and Enterprise Development at University College Cork

Overview

The MA (Economic and Enterprise Development) gives you a competitive edge for finding employment. The course enables you to develop the skills of an economist by offering you the opportunity to work with leading businesses and policymakers on the competitiveness challenges and opportunities they face. The success of the course is indicated by the employability of its graduates, which has been impressive, despite the recession. For example, within a year of graduation, over 80% of graduates are in relevant employment.

The unique selling points of the course are:

  • projects completed for leading policymakers and businesses
  • active support and encouragement by the teaching team
  • examination completely by coursework – there are no end-of-year exams
  • strong employment record of graduates

Course Details

A one-year integrated full-time course. Part 1 consists of team projects and individual assignments and is completed in May each year. Part 2 is a substantial individual research project completed by September.

Modules:

Part 1

  • Growth and Change (10 credits)
  • Business Development and the Competitive Environment(10 credits)
  • Innovation and Creativity (10 credits)
  • Econometrics for Research (10 credits)
  • Economic Data Analysis for Research (5 credits)
  • Research Methods (5 credits)
  • Career Development Workshop (5 credits)
  • Scenario Analysis for Creative Thinking (5 credits)

Part 2

Research thesis (30 credits)

Details of the programme content and modules are in the Postgraduate College Calendar

Fact File

Course Code: CKE25 Full-time & Part-time

Course Title: Economic and Enterprise Development

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Qualifications: MSc

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: EUR 10,500 full-time; EUR 5,250 per year part-time

2016 Entry Requirements: You must have: either a BA (Hons) in Economics, a Higher Diploma in Economics or equivalent and a 2.2 on the aggregate of all Economics modules in the award. (See detailed requirements)

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Course Practicalities

The MSc (Economic and Enterprise Development) consists of individual and team assignments during Part 1, from September to May and an individual research dissertation for Part 2 between June and August. The teaching is delivered through high levels of interaction and the development of a mentoring relationship with students. The teaching team facilitates problem-based learning by being approachable to you, by building your confidence, by encouraging you to express yourself and by offering guidance when appropriate. A crucial feature of the teaching approach is rapid feedback for on-going learning.

Assessment

Assessment is based on individual and team assignments, including written assignments and presentations. There are no examinations.

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.

Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary form as part of the application process for this programme. A copy of this form is available here SupplementaryFormCKE25 (26kB)????

Further Contact Information

Eithne Hurley
Course Administrator
E: eithne.hurley@ucc.ie
T: + 353 (0)21 490 3574

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: EUR 10,500 full-time; EUR 5,250 per year part-time

2016 Entry Requirements: You must have: either a BA (Hons) in Economics, a Higher Diploma in Economics or equivalent and a 2.2 on the aggregate of all Economics modules in the award. (See detailed requirements)

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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