Graduate Taught (level 8 nfq, credits 60)
The Higher Diploma in Economics is designed for students who wish to undertake further postgraduate study such as the taught Masters but whose undergraduate degree does not reach the required standard in economics.
-One year full-time or two years part-time
-Stand-alone, internationally recognised qualification
-Conversion course from another discipline to economics
Vision and Values Statement
The Higher Diploma in Economics is aimed at students willing to study economics at Master level but with no prior background in the subject. It equips students with knowledge of the fundamentals of economic theory as well as knowledge of key issues in some sub-fields of economics
understand the underlying theories used in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics;
understand basic econometric approaches to model economic phenomena, estimate the resulting model, and interpret the estimated parameters;
display mature literacy and comprehension of economic subject matters;
identify, understand and analyse economic problems;
communicate and explain the reasoning behind applied economic analysis;
be in a position to apply for Master Programs in Economics.
The Higher Diploma in Economics (Full-time) is a one-year 60 credit (ECTS) programme. It is designed for students who wish to undertake further postgraduate study such as the taught MSc but whose undergraduate degree does not reach the required standard in economics. The minimum entry requirement for the taught MSc is an overall GPA of 3.08 (B-) or 2H1 in the Higher Diploma.
Students who do not plan to take further postgraduate study but who wish to enhance their economics education are also welcome.