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  MSc Economics (1 Year Full-time)

Maynooth University    Department of Economics

Full time September MSc 1 year
Business & Management (5) Economics (10)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MSc Economics programme at Maynooth University. This one-year full-time course offers a stimulating blend of theoretical principles and empirical tools, equipping you with essential economic, quantitative, and communication skills highly valued by employers in both public and private sectors. Delve into core modules covering Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics in the first semester, followed by specialised field modules like International Trade and Development Economics in the second semester. The highlight of the programme is the research thesis, allowing you to showcase your analytical prowess developed throughout the course. This prestigious programme is tailored for high-quality students with a solid background in Economics or strong quantitative skills, ensuring a challenging yet rewarding academic experience. Graduates have secured coveted positions at esteemed institutions like the Central Bank of Ireland and the Economic and Social Research Institute, showcasing the programme's exceptional career prospects. Join us at Maynooth University and unlock a world of opportunities with the MSc Economics programme.

About the course

The MSc Economics is a stimulating and challenging programme that provides international quality training in Economics and Econometrics.

Through a combination of theoretical principles and empirical tools, the programme emphasises ‘problem solving’ and equips successful graduates with economic, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors.

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Entry Requirements

The degree is targeted at high quality students with a strong background in Economics or with strong quantitative skills. In particular, students are eligible for admission if they have obtained the equivalent of at least a 2.1 grade in:

an honours degree in Economics
an honours degree in which Economics formed a substantial component, including joint honours Economics degrees and some Business and Finance degrees that include core Economics modules
an honours degree in which there was a substantial quantitative component, such as Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematical Physics or Statistics

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Where will I study?

Where is Maynooth University


These postgraduate scholarships for Masters study are funded with the support of the Alumni Affinity Card and provide graduates of Maynooth University (including the graduating class of 2018) with a €5,000 scholarship towards fees for a full-time Taught Master's programme at Maynooth University.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Applicants must intend to pursue a
full-time Taught Master’s degree at the University commencing meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. A minimum overall result of 65% in an Honours Bachelor’s degree from
Maynooth University. Applicants should apply before they receive
their exam results.
2. Satisfy the entry requirements of the Maynooth University Taught Master’s
Programme they intend to undertake.

The scholarship is not open to those who have already commenced or have previously
undertaken a Master’s programme.

A minimum 65% honours level 8 undergraduate degree result and a personal statement is required.

Application Procedure

Apply online via:
An application guide is available on the online application system to guide you step by
step through the application process.
For further information please email: or tel. 01-

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There are 60 Taught Master's Scholarships available across every discipline of Maynooth University. Closing date is the 15th June 2018. Applications are welcome from all BSc/BA graduates or equivalent honours level 8 graduates, including the graduating class of 2018.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Applicants must intend to pursue a full-time Taught Master’s degree at the University commencing in September. Achieve a minimum overall result of 2.1 in an Honours Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). Open for applications to all EU and non-EU BA/BSc graduates.

Application Procedure

Applications are online via an online application system accessible from the
Following link:

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