Economics or Finance - Research

The MLitt Programme extends over a minimum of two years. In the first year (commencing September) students must register fulltime and follow the programme of the MA in Economics or the MA in Finance.

Entry requirements

Entry to the programme normally requires students to have obtained at least a 2.I in Economics or Finance in their primary degree. For international students whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. Prospective students should make direct contact with research active academics in advance of making a research proposal.


MHH04 MLitt by Research 2 years Full-time
MHH05 MLitt by Research 3 years Part-time

Further enquiries

Programme Director
Dr Gerda Dewit
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3681
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 3934


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.

Research areas

Research Interests
In the Department we examine fundamental questions of economics, finance and accounting, developing theoretical models to better understand how economies and their components function. We use quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to test these theories and to analyse observed behaviour.

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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