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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

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

Curriculum

The program requests that students complete 10 modules: 4 core modules and 6 option modules.

CORE MODULES (30 CREDITS): Students must take the following modules (7.5 credits each)

ECON 42450 Microeconomic Theory

ECON 42430 Macroeconomic Theory

ECON 42480 STATISTICS HDip

ECON 42470 ECONOMETRICS HDip.

OPTION MODULES (30 CREDITS): Students must take 6 option modules (5 credits each) to be chosen among the list of level 2 and 3 option modules offered by the School; of these at least 3 must be level 3 modules. Please note that some option modules may not be available due to timetable clashes.

Modules offered in 2019-20 were:
ECON20060
Irish Economy
ECON20080
Economic Policy Analysis
ECON20100
Game Theory
ECON20120
The Economics of the European Union: Institutions Policies and Crises
ECON20130
Economic History: From the Middle Ages to the Second World War
ECON20160
Economics of the Environment
ECON20190
Introduction to Financial Economics
MATH20330
Optimization for Economics
ECON30100
The Economics of Health and Health Policy
ECON30120
Advanced Macroeconomics
ECON30150
International Money and Banking
ECON30430
Economics of International Finance (New module)
ECON30160
International Trade Economics
ECON30170
Financial Economics: Asset Pricing
ECON30180
Industrial Economics: Economics of Business Strategy
ECON30190
Public Economics: Government Spending Taxation and Public Choice
ECON30260
The Economics of the Transport Sector
ECON30270
Behavioural Economics and Public Policy
ECON30290
Advanced Microeconomics
ECON30360
Labour Economics
ECON30380
History and Economics of Financial Crises
ECON30390
Experimental Economics
ECON30410
Development Economics
ECON30420
Advanced Econometrics

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

How to apply?
Apply online
The following entry routes are available:
HDip Economics FT (W015)
Duration 1 Years Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

HDip Economics PT (W281)
Duration 2 Years 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 - € 6710
nonEU fee per year - € 13270

HDip Economics (W281) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4390
nonEU fee per year - € 6635

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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