The MA in Economics is structured to provide a diverse and challenging education. The emphasis is on ‘education’ with graduates encouraged to think for themselves and become proficient in problem solving. The programme provides students with the essential concepts and methods of economics before proceeding to apply these tools in the specialised field courses. Successful graduates attain economic, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors. These skills are easily transferable to other career paths, leading to many and varied career opportunities.
The course structure is designed to be stimulating and challenging. In the first semester, students take the core modules of modern economics; Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics as well as a module in research methods. All modules are a mixture of theory and practical application. In the second semester, students must take Microeconomics II and three field courses. Field courses offered in any year may include, Industrial Organisation, International Trade, Labour Economics, Growth and Development, Financial Economics, International Finance, and Financial Risk Analysis. During this semester, students also develop a thesis proposal under the guidance of their supervisor. The thesis allows the student to undertake independent research and is completed over the summer.
Recent graduate have an excellent employment record, both in the public and private sectors. Graduates have taken up research positions at institutions like the Central Bank of Ireland, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), while others have pursued careers in retail and investment banking, fund management, economic development and economic consultancy firms. The diverse careers of our graduates reflect the adaptability and flexibility of our graduates.
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.
Please select the option ‘Taught Masters Scholarship’ from the drop down menu. PAC no. Please insert your (PAC) number that you have received from http://www.pac.ie after submitting your master’s course(s) application online. About You - Applicant’s personal details Mandatory information. Please note that date of birth is required to ensure that duplicate records can be identified in the online system. Applicant’s contact details A number of fields are mandatory. Applicant’s academic history Details of academic qualifications, including results. Information about the applicant’s final undergraduate Maynooth University Taught Masters Scholarships 2017 Guide for Applicants (V.1) 3 honours level 8 degree or equivalent must be provided. Applicants are required to upload official transcripts for academic qualifications into the online application system. Applicants may enter a number of qualifications into the system but only level 8 honours Bachelor’s degrees or equivalent are considered. Selecting your Department Applicants may select up to three Departments from the drop down menu. Applicants may be considered for scholarships in Masters programmes in up to three Departments.Taught Master’s Scholarship This section provides the opportunity for applicants to declare if they have been in receipt of a higher education authority student grant/SUSI grant. If an applicant has not been in receipt of a student grant for the final year of their undergraduate honours degree, this will not affect the assessment of their application. Applicants must also declare their acceptance of the scheme’s terms and conditions in this section. Taught Master’s Access Scholarship All applicants must indicate whether they wish to be considered for the taught master’s scholarship allocated under the Maynooth Access Programme. Please note this section is only relevant to the Taught Master’s Scholarship of €2,000 applications and to students currently registered with the Maynooth University Access Office. It is not considered for Alumni Scholarship applications. If this section is not completed it is assumed that the applicant does not wish to be considered. Recommendations Recommendations are not required for Taught Master’s Scholarship applications. References provided will not be considered. Downloadable Forms Downloadable forms are not required for Taught Master’s Scholarship applications. They are only relevant to Alumni Scholarship applications. If you are a graduate of Maynooth University and you are uploading an Alumni Scholarship personal statement form, please refer to the Alumni Scholarship guidance. Check your application
Value of Scholarship(s)
Applicants must intend to pursue a full-time Taught Master’s degree at the University commencing in the following academic year. Achieve a minimum overall result of 65% in an Honours Bachelor’s degree from Maynooth University.
The degree is targeted at high quality undergraduate students who have obtained at least a 2.1 degree in Economics or a related subject. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. Certain programmes may have additional requirements. Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants. Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850.
26 May 2017
Recipient: Maynooth University
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