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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 MA 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

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.

Careers or further progression

Related Programmes
MA Economics FT

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

Students are required to take at least 50 credits in economics and 10 credits in additional options which may be economics modules. As all modules are equivalent to 5 credits students must take at least 10 economics modules and 2 additonal options. The economics modules consist of core or required and option modules.

Stage 1 - Core
Intermediate Microeconomics I
ECON20010
Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON20020
Intermediate Microeconomics II
ECON20180
Advanced Macroeconomics
ECON30120
Econometrics: Applying Statistics to Economic Data
ECON30130

Stage 1 - Option
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
DEV20130
Statistics for Economists
ECON20040
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
The Economics of Health and Health Policy
ECON30100
International Money and Banking
ECON30150
International Trade Economics
ECON30160
Financial Economics
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: Wages, Employment, Migration and Other Topics
ECON30360
Economics of the Environment
ECON30370
Econometrics of Financial Mark
FIN30200
Optimisation for Economics
MATH20330

Comment

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

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

Applicants for September 2016 intake, please note that applications will open on 01 October 2015.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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

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