Economics & Policy Analysis

The MSc in Economics and Policy Analysis at UL is specifically designed to equip students with the practical skills required for a career in economics. The programme has a strong applied public policy focus which will prepare graduates for positions that require the application of economic knowledge and practical skills. It is the first and only masters in economics in Ireland that offers the opportunity to obtain a double degree through our partnership with HEC Liège (the Business School of the University of Liège) in Belgium. The programme also incorporates an international field trip element.

Key Fact
The MSc in Economics and Policy Analysis is currently ranked by Eduniversal in the top 50 Masters in Economics within Western Europe and also the only masters in economics in Ireland that offers the potential to obtain a double degree through our partnership with HEC Liège in Belgium.

Entry requirements

Normally applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in economics or a programme where economics is a major component (for example, business/commerce). An interview may form part of the application process. In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions will meet this requirement. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, the candidate should meet the University's English language requirements. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience.

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester

• Microeconomic Theory
• Macroeconomic Theory
• Evolution of Economic Theory
• Global Finance & Capital Markets
• Applied Data Analysis for Economics
• Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics for Economics

Optional Module
• Professional Development 1

Spring Semester
• Econometrics
• Public Finance & Regulation
• Industrial Policy: Theory, Practice & Evaluation
• Labour & Education Economics
• Dissertation Preparation

Optional Module
• Professional Development 2

Summer Semester
• Dissertation 1
• Dissertation 2
• International Business Workshop

Duration

1 year full-time

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc.

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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