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Quantitative Economics

MSc Quantitative Economics

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

UCD School of Economics is Ireland’s leading economics department. Our staff are experts with international reputations in a wide range of topics such as macroeconomics, econometrics, applied microeconomics, behavioural economics, health economics, international trade and economic history. School members play a significant role in debating economic policy issues and in contributing to the formulation of economic policy. Students get to know our staff via participation in small classes and seminars and through direct supervision.

This one-year course provides high quality quantitative training in economics, a focus on advanced research methods and a supervised research thesis. Students get a rigorous grounding in using mathematical and statistical methods to derive, test and apply formal economic models. In addition to core modules in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, students have the option of completing a two-term specialisation in either Statistics or one of Behavioural Economics, Law and Economics of Competition, Environmental and Energy Economics or Development Economics.

The course prepares students for PhD-level study in economics or obtaining employment as a professional economist in jobs requiring the application of analytical methods to economic problems. Students have the ability to switch after first term to our MSc in Applied Economics, which includes the option of a summer internship.

This programme features small group teaching from leading economists and a supportive environment. Masters students are an integral part of our School community, attending research seminars and receiving a wide range of supports to help them prepare for the research thesis element of their degree.

- Students get a rigorous grounding in using mathematical and statistical methods to derive, test and apply formal economic models.

- The course prepares students for PhD-level study in economics or obtaining employment as a professional economist in jobs requiring the application of analytical methods to economic problems.

- Students have the ability to switch after first term to our MSc in Applied Economics, which includes the option of a summer internship.

Entry requirements

- A primary degree with at least an upper second class honours or international equivalent in Economics, or in another degree that has strong theoretical and quantitative content such as Maths, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science, is required.

- An upper second class honours in a Higher Diploma in Economics.

- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Many graduates of our masters programmes have gone on to complete PhDs in economics and pursue successful careers as academic or research economists. Many others have moved directly to employment in central banks, think-tanks, government departments, regulatory agencies, financial sector institutions and consultancy firms.

Related Programmes
MA Statistics FT
W369 MSc in Applied Economics
MSc Quantitative Finance
MA Statistics

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Macroeconomics
ECON41990
Econometrics
ECON42000
Microeconomics
ECON42010
Advanced Econometrics
ECON42230
Advanced Macroeconomics
ECON42240
Advanced Microeconomics
ECON42250
Research and Professional Development
ECON42300
Dissertation
ECON42320

Stage 1 - Option
Aviation Economics
ECON42180
Research Skills
ECON42210
Behavioural Economics
ECON42260
Energy Economics and Policy
ECON42270
International Trade
ECON42290
Health & Welfare Economics
ECON42350
Data Programming
STAT40180
Experimental Design
STAT40190
Bayesian Analysis
STAT40390
Statistical Data Mining
STAT40590

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

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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