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.
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)
EC6667Dissertation in Economics (30 credits)
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
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.
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
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 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 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/