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Economic Science

This is a one year full-time programme. The course provides an accelerated route to the equivalent of an honours degree in Economics. A performance of 60% or better in the diploma guarantees a place on our Master's programmes.

Entry requirements

An honours primary degree in any discipline. Students without any knowledge of economics are strongly advised to have a good background in Statistics and Quantitative Methods and to be prepared to undertake substantial independent study to equip themselves with the expected level of Economics. Well-motivated, quantitatively able honours graduates of any discipline are welcome to apply. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Duration

1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

Civil service or other policy-making institutions, graduate training programmes, banking, financial services.

Further enquiries

Programme Director Margaret Hurley
Admissions Director Dr Aedín Doris
Tel +353 (0)1 708 3927
Email aedin.doris@mu.ie

Subjects taught

The programme covers Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and a range of applied courses such as Labour Economics, International Trade, Economics of Sport and Finance.

Students take five compulsory modules and seven optional modules. All modules are 5 credits each. The compulsory modules are the same every year.

The optional modules taken vary greatly, depending on the background and interest of the individual student. Students discuss which modules would be best for them with the course co-ordinator at the start of the year, and are helped to devise the optimal programme of study for themselves.

The list of modules available varies slightly from year to year. Students who wish to take a module from another department may do so, subject to the permission of that department. Not all combinations of modules may be available, due to timetable considerations.

Comment

The Department is strongly committed to the provision of high quality teaching programmes at postgraduate level. We place a high premium on quality teaching and personal contact with our students, ensuring that the students' experience at Maynooth University is both enjoyable and productive. Members of the Department publish in leading international journals and have strong links with industry and the business community, US multinationals, the Central Bank, hedge funds and fund management companies.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date: 30/June/2019

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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