Economics & Public Policy

Key programme benefits to future students
Students will develop skills in public policy analysis, global economic policy, decision-making, data exploration & analysis, financial management and applied economics. They will learn about the key models and methods used by professional economists in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.

The programme is delivered through a blend of online events and residential academies under a structure that will emphasise application of economics in the real world. IT reflects input from KBS faculty members and Adjunct Faculty, partners from the private sector, government and non-governmental organisations.

The programme meets the criteria for the Teaching Council’s curricular teaching subject requirements declaration.

Subjects taught

Full-time
Autumn Modules
• Induction Academy
• Decision Making with Scarce Resources
• The National Economy
• Data Exploration & Analysis

Spring Modules
• The Global Economy
• Contemporary Issues in Economics & Policy
• Applied Economics & Public Policy Issues
• Residential Academy

Part-time Year 1
Autumn Modules
• Induction Academy
• Decision Making with Scarce Resources
• The National Economy

Spring Modules
• Applied Economics & Public Policy Issues

Part-time Year 2
Autumn Modules
• Data Exploration & Analysis

Spring Modules
• The Global Economy
• Contemporary Issues in Economics & Policy
• Residential Academy

Entry requirements

Students should hold a Level 8 honours degree with a minimum of an upper second class honours (2.2) result or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applications with a lower result or a Level 7 qualification will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The admissions process might include an interview.

Students should be comfortable with thinking quantitively. If they have little or no mathematical training in their previous university degree, they will be advised, prior the start of the program, to refresh fundamental mathematical concepts. We will provide them with relevant material (such as videos, problems sets, etc) to do so.

Applicants whose first language is not English must satisfy the University's General Entry Requirements for taught masters programmes pertaining to English Language Proficiency.

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
A copy of your birth certificate (long document) or passport
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
AND
• English language competency certificate

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on ul.ie.

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on ul.ie/gps and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, blended.

Enrolment dates

Autumn

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Graduate careers
Graduates are equipped for career opportunities in banking, fund management, insurance, teaching, civil service and regulatory authorities as well as further studies in economics at Masters level.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PgDip

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Full time,Part time

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