This course provides advanced training in economic and financial risk analysis, and the opportunity for a work placement in this area.
At least a 2.1 honours degree in finance or economics or a degree with substantial quantitative component, such as mathematics, engineering, computer science, maths physics or statistics, or a degree in which finance formed a substantial component. For international students whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.
Modules include microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, financial economics, advanced derivatives, financial risk analysis, corporate finance, empirical finance and a work placement or research thesis.
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.
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.