Economics - Qualifier in Economics

MSc Qualifier Economics
Occasional (level 75 nfq)

The MSc Qualifier in Economics is designed for graduates who wish to be admitted to one of our Master programme but do not meet the entry requirements. The MSc Qualifier is therefore not a diploma per se. It is only a first step to be potentially eligible for our Masters programmes. Note that the minimum entry requirement for our Masters is an overall GPA of 3.08 in the MSc Qualifier programme.

Please note that all lectures are during daytime, Monday to Friday.

The program comprises of 30 ECTS credits, 6 modules. The curriculum is personalized and it depends on the economic courses taken and the grades achieved in these during the previous studies. The modules each prospective student will take are discussed and agreed with the programme coordinator on an individual basis.

Subjects taught

ECON20020 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON20040 Statistics for Economics
ECON20060 Irish Economy
ECON20080 Economic Policy Analysis
ECON20100 Game Theory
ECON20120 The Economics of the European Union: Institutions Policies and Crises
ECON20130 Economic History: From the Middle Ages to the Second World War
ECON20160 Economics of the Environment
ECON20190 Introduction to Financial Economics
ECON20200 Int Microeconomics (ECON&FIN)
ECON30100 The Economics of Health and Health Policy
ECON30120 Advanced Macroeconomics
ECON30130 Econometrics: Applying Statistics to Economic Data
ECON30150 International Money and Banking
ECON30430 Economics of International Finance (New module)
ECON30160 International Trade Economics
ECON30170 Financial Economics: Asset Pricing
ECON30180 Industrial Economics: Economics of Business Strategy
ECON30190 Public Economics: Government Spending Taxation and Public Choice
ECON30260 The Economics of the Transport Sector
ECON30270 Behavioural Economics and Public Policy
ECON30290 Advanced Microeconomics
ECON30360 Labour Economics
ECON30380 History and Economics of Financial Crises
ECON30390 Experimental Economics
ECON30410 Development Economics
ECON30420 Advanced Econometrics
MATH20330 Optimization for Economics

Application dates

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Usually students admitted to the MSc Qualifier either have obtained a bachelor degree in Economics with an award below 2.1, or have a degree in a related disciplines and therefore not sufficient economic knowledge to be admitted directly to our MSc programmes (for example statistics).


1 year full-time

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime

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