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HDip Economics
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

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

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

Programme Outcomes
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.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree with some mathematical and statistical content and/or should be confident in their ability to successfully complete the undergraduate Economics modules which make up this programme.

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Number of credits

60

Careers or further progression

Related Programmes
MA Economics FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Nicolas Clifton
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8272

Subjects taught

The program requests that students complete 10 modules: 4 core modules (30 Credits) and 6 optional modules (30 Credits).

Stage 1 - Core
Macroeconomic Theory
ECON42430

Microeconomic Theory
ECON42450

Econometrics HDip
ECON42470

Statistics HDip
ECON42480

Stage 1 - Option
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
DEV20130

Irish Economy
ECON20060

Economic Policy Analysis
ECON20080

Game Theory
ECON20100

The Economics of the European Union: Institutions, Policies and Crises
ECON20120

Economic History: From the Middle Ages to the Second World War
ECON20130

Economics of the Environment
ECON20160

Introduction to Financial Economics
ECON20190

The Economics of Health and Health Policy
ECON30100

Advanced Macroeconomics
ECON30120

Econometrics: Applying Statistics to Economic Data
ECON30130

International Money and Banking
ECON30150

International Trade Economics
ECON30160

Financial Economics: Asset Pricing
ECON30170

Industrial Economics: Economics of Business Strategy
ECON30180

Public Economics: Government Spending, Taxation and Public Choice
ECON30190

The Economics of the Transport Sector
ECON30260

Behavioural Economics and Public Policy
ECON30270

Advanced Microeconomics
ECON30290

Labour Economics
ECON30360

History and Economics of Financial Crises
ECON30380

Experimental Economics
ECON30390

Political Economy
ECON30400

Development Economics
ECON30410

Optimisation for Economics
MATH20330

Assessment method

At least 20% of the final grade for all modules will be made up of continuous assessment. The form of assessment will depend on the lecturer and the level and subject matter of the module but possibilities include multiple choice tests, essays and computer-based project work. The balance of the final grade will consist of a final exam.

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
HDip Economics FT (W015)
Duration
1 Years

Attendance
Full Time

Deadline
Rolling *

HDip Economics PT (W281)
Duration
2 Years

Attendance
Part Time

Deadline
Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Course fee

HDip Economics (W015) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 6475
nonEU fee per year - € 12800

HDip Economics (W281) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4235
nonEU fee per year - € 6400

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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