Economic Science

This course provides an accelerated route to the equivalent of an honours degree in Economics.

Entry requirements

An honours primary degree in any discipline is required.
Students without any knowledge of economics are strongly advised to have a good background in statistics and quantitative methods. For international students whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

Career pathsinclude civil service or other policy-making institutions, graduate training programmes, banking, financial services.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director: Margaret Hurley
Admissions Director; Dr Aedín Doris
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3927

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, labour economics, international trade, economics of sport and finance.


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.

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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