The MSc Economics programme is a rigorous advanced programme in economic theory and its practical application and is at the top end of graduate programmes in economics in Ireland. The programme provides its graduates with the recognised portfolio of skills required for a career as a professional economist in business, finance and the public sector. It also prepares graduates for further advanced studies in economics at PhD level. The skills acquired throughout the course are brought together in a research dissertation on an economic issue of practical interest.
In total you are expected to be present for 12 hours of lectures per week. Additional econometrics laboratory sessions will be scheduled. The MSc Economics programme is rigorous and candidates can expect to be engaged full-time in study and coursework. The level of mathematics in the programme is not advanced but mathematics is prevalent.