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Economic Analysis

Overview:
The programme will equip students with the balance of academic knowledge and technical skills that are required for a career as an economist. Candidates will learn to understand the historical and social context of economic analysis and to critically analyse economic issues from different perspectives. The programme has a strong emphasis on applying the tools of economic analysis in areas of public policy. It will provide candidates with the quantitative and qualitative skills that are necessary to undertake analysis of important economic issues.

Programme Content
The MSc in Economic Analysis is a one-year, full time programme. The programme consists of two semesters of four modules and a research paper to be completed over the Summer.

Entry requirements

Normally applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree Level 8 in economics or a programme where economics is a major component (for example, business/commerce). An interview may form part of the application process. In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions will meet this requirement. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, the candidate should meet the University's English language requirements. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience.

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
•Qualification transcripts and certificates
•English language qualification if English is not your first language
•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
•A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

GUIDELINES ON COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION
To ensure a speedy assessment of your application, please upload the above documents with your application form.
Please title appropriately any documents you are uploading with the application form, for example "Supporting Statement", "Undergraduate Transcript", "Postgraduate Transcript", "English Language Certificate" etc.

English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
•GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
•University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Duration

1 year full time, 2 years part time.

Careers or further progression

Positions as an economist in banking, finance, financial services, government agencies (e.g. civil service, central bank, state sponsored bodies), education (lecturing and teaching), further study (PhD), research.

Further enquiries

For general programme information: kemmypg@ul.ie

Academic queries to:
Course Director:
Eoin Reeves
T: 353 61 212401
Email: eoin.reeves@ul.ie

Programme Co-ordinator:
Kathy Ryan
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Tel: +353-61-234389
Email: kathy.ryan@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Programme Content

The MSc in Economic Analysis is a one-year, full time programme. The programme consists of two semesters of four modules and a research paper to be completed over the Summer.

Semester 1:
•EC6011 Microeconomics Theory
•EC6021 Macroeconomic Theory
•EC6031 Evolution of Economic Theory
•FI6101 Global Finance & Capital Markets
•EC6041 Data Management for Policy Analysis & Evaluation

Optional Module
•CO6001 Professional Development 1

Semester 2:
•EC6112 Econometrics
•EC6122 Public Finance & Regulation
•EC6132 Industrial Policy: Theory, Practice & Evaluation
•EC6142 Labour & Education Economics
•EC6152 Dissertation Preparation

Optional Module
•CO6002 Professional Development 2

Semester 3 Summer
EC6003 Dissertation 1
EC6013 Dissertation 2
EC6023 International Business Workshop

Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.

Comment

This programme combines core theoretical foundations with a strong applied focus to prepare students for a variety of careers in economics & economics related fields. The programme involves a unique collaboration with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and access to a specifically designed economics laboratory and Ireland's only purpose built trading floor and includes an international business workshop.

Application date

Application Deadline: 28 April 2017.

Taught Programmes - Application Process
All applicants apply through the online application system by choosing a programme from one of the five faculties. If Non-EU applicants wish to contact the International Education Division first before completing an online application, they can do by filling out the International Education Division Enquiry Form. For more information visit the International Office website.

International Office:
Tel: +353 61 202414
Fax: +353 61 213062
email: international@ul.ie.

Visit the International Office website

What to include (upload) with your application
•Certified results for all examinations mentioned on your application form and/or confirmation of the award of your qualification(s).
•Evidence of English language proficiency.
•Certified translations of your award and transcripts if they are not in English
•A copy of your birth certificate or passport

Please note that certain programmes request additional documentation such as personal statements and/or references. Please check the programme entry requirements to ensure you have included the required information.

What happens after I apply?
Once you submit your application online, you will receive an email acknowledgement. It is important that you upload all your documents at the time of application as you will not be able to upload these at a later stage. If you do not have your documents at the time of application, you will need to mail them to the Postgraduate Admissions Office once they become available.
Your application will then be passed to the Course Director who will decide whether or not to offer you a place. Some programmes require interviews and you will be notified of the date, time and venue.

Decision Letter
You will receive one of the following letters from the Postgraduate Admissions Office:
•An unconditional offer. You satisfy all of the academic conditions required and we are offering you a place.
•A conditional offer. You do not yet satisfy the academic conditions required before entry but you propose to do so. The conditions are listed in the offer letter and may include English language tests as well as degree results.
•Letter of regret. We are unable to offer you a place.

Please note that a decision is authoritative and official only if it has been sent in writing from the Postgraduate Admissions Office.

Accepting a place at the University of Limerick
To accept your offer you must pay your acceptance deposit and send in the course acceptance form, stamped by the bank, to the Postgraduate Admissions Office. On receipt of this acceptance form/deposit, the Postgraduate Admissions Office will change the status of your application to Firmly Accepted. You will receive an orientation pack in August. The orientation pack will provide you with full details of orientation and enrolment.

Deferring your offer
You cannot defer a place on a taught postgraduate programme without the permission of the Course Director. If you are offered a deferral, you will receive a letter from the Postgraduate Admissions Office confirming that a deferral has been granted. You should then contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office before March of the following year to confirm that you will be accepting your place. If you are not offered a deferral, then you must re-apply for the programme the following academic year.

Contacts
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Graduate School
Foundation Building
University of Limerick
Tel: +353 61 234377
Fax: +353 61 233287
Email: postgradadmissions@ul.ie

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 04/Sep/2017.

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