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MSc Applied 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 course provides high quality training in economics with a focus on applications to real world problems. The course is ideal preparation for a career as a professional economist working on applying economics to policy issues or business situations. In addition to studying core modules in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, students can pick from a wide range of field modules. Students also have the option of completing a two-term specialisation in one of Behavioural Economics, Law and Economics of Competition, Environmental and Energy Economics or Development Economics. In the summer term, students do either a supervised research thesis or an internship. Students can switch after the first term to our MSc in Quantitative Economics, which focuses on applying advanced mathematical and statistical methods to economics.

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 their research thesis or internship.

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

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

Duration:1 Years / 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time / Part Time

MSc Applied Economics (W369) Full Time
MSc in Applied Economics (W370) Part Time

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

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.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Macroeconomics ECON41990
Econometrics ECON42000
Microeconomics ECON42010
Research Skills ECON42210
Research and Professional Development ECON42300

Stage 1 - Option
Aviation Economics ECON42180
Economics Internship ECON42220
Advanced Econometrics ECON42230
Advanced Macroeconomics ECON42240
Advanced Microeconomics ECON42250
Behavioural Economics ECON42260
Energy Economics and Policy ECON42270
International Trade ECON42290
Dissertation ECON42320
Health & Welfare Economics ECON42350

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MSc in Applied Economics FT (W369)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time

Deadline Rolling *

MSc in Applied Economics PT (W370)
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

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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