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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Economics at University College Cork

Overview

The MSc Economics programme is a rigorous advanced programme in economic theory and its practical application and is at the top end of graduate programmes in economics in Ireland. The programme provides its graduates with the recognised portfolio of skills required for a career as a professional economist in business, finance and the public sector. It also prepares graduates for further advanced studies in economics at PhD level. The skills acquired throughout the course are brought together in a research dissertation on an economic issue of practical interest.

Course Details

TheMSc Economics programme is taken in two parts as set out below.

Part 1 consists of a combination of examination and coursework in a set of specified taught modules to the value of 60 credits.

Part 2 consists of a research dissertation to the value of 30 credits.

Part I EC6604 Microeconomics 1 (5 credits)
EC6605 Microeconomics 2 (5 credits)
EC6606Macroeconomics 1 (5 credits)
EC6607Macroeconomics 2 (5 credits)

EC6600Econometrics: Theory and Applications 1 (5 credits)
EC6601Econometrics: Theory and Applications 2 (5 credits)
EC6666Research Methods and Professional Development (10 credits)

Students take 20 credits from among the following 30 credits of electives.

EC6045 Asset Pricing (5 credits)

EC6622 Business Relationships and Business Strategy (5 credits)

EC6628Analysis of Business Survey Data (5 credits)

EC6066 The Business of Health Care 1 (5 credits)

EC6608 Behavioural Economics (5 credits)

EC6609 Spatial and Regional Economic Analysis (5 credits)

Part II
EC6667
Dissertation in Economics (30 credits)

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar

Fact File

Course Code: CKL12 Full-time & Part-time

Course Title: Economics

College: Business and Law

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

Teaching Mode: Full-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. The part-time course fee is half the full-time fee in the particular year of study.

2016 Entry Requirements: See Detailed Entry Requirements.

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Course Practicalities

In total you are expected to be present for 12 hours of lectures per week. Additional econometrics laboratory sessions will be scheduled. The MSc Economics programme is rigorous and candidates can expect to be engaged full-time in study and coursework. The level of mathematics in the programme is not advanced but mathematics is prevalent.

Assessment

Assessment is by examination and continuous assessment. A detailed breakdown of assessment by module is provided in the Book of Modules available at http://www.ucc.ie/modules/

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 you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here: SupplementaryFormCKL12 (26kB)

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.

Further Contact Information

Department of Economics

T: 353 21 4902126/4902574

Please visit the Department website via https://www.cubsucc.com/

Study options for this course

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Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018: Irish/EU fee EUR 10,500 full-time. The part-time course fee is half the full-time fee in the particular year of study.

2016 Entry Requirements: See Detailed Entry 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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