The MSc Economics is a stimulating and challenging programme that provides international quality training in Economics and Econometrics.
Through a combination of theoretical principles and empirical tools, the programme emphasises 'problem solving' and equips successful graduates with economic, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors.
Recent graduates have taken up positions at institutions like the Central Bank of Ireland, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and in other public bodies, while others have pursued careers in retail and investment banking, financial services, fund management, economic development and economic consultancy. Some continue to PhD programmes to pursue an academic career. The diverse career paths reflect the adaptability and flexibility of our graduates.
The course structure is designed to be stimulating and challenging. Students take core modules in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics in the first semester. In the second semester, students take specialised field modules that may include Microeconomics, International Trade, Labour Economics, Industrial Organisation and Financial Economics. The programme also requires students to undertake a research thesis during the summer term. The thesis uses the skills attained from the taught modules and allows students to demonstrate the analytical competencies developed throughout the programme.