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  MSc in Economics & Policy Analysis

University of Limerick    Kemmy Business School

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

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Embark on a transformative journey with the MSc in Economics & Policy Analysis at the University of Limerick's Kemmy Business School. This programme is tailored to mould aspiring economists into adept professionals equipped with practical skills essential for navigating the complexities of the global economic landscape. Delve into applied public policy, data analysis, econometrics, and policy analysis through interactive lectures, tutorials, and workshops. Gain insights into microeconomics, macroeconomics, and industrial policy, among others, to prepare for diverse career avenues in finance, government, education, and research. To qualify, applicants need a minimum 2:2 honours degree in economics or a related field, with interviews being part of the selection process. International students must meet English language requirements. Stand out with the unique opportunity to earn a double degree in partnership with HEC Lie`ge, enhancing your skills and career prospects. Benefit from an international field trip element and a strong employment record post-graduation. Elevate your expertise and seize the chance to make a lasting impact in the realm of economics and policy analysis.

About the course

The MSc in Economics and Policy Analysis at the University of Limerick's Kemmy Business School is specifically designed to equip students with the practical skills required for a career in economics. The current global economic crisis demonstrates the need for well-educated and trained economists in a number of spheres. The programme has a strong applied public policy focus which will prepare graduates for positions that require the application of economic knowledge and practical skills. The program has recently been ranked 30th in Western Europe by EdUniversal Best Masters. It is also the first and only masters in economics in Ireland that offers the potential to obtain a double degree through our partnership with HEC Liège (the Business School of the University of Liège) in Belgium. HEC Liège is one of the best Business Schools in Europe and was recently awarded EQUIS accreditation, one of the top two international accreditations for Business Schools that, to date, has been awarded to only approximately 160 Schools worldwide. While the double degree option involves a 2nd year of study at the Masters level it represents a significant opportunity to further develop your skills as an economist and to increase the range of career opportunities available to you.

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Entry Requirements

Normally applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree 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.


Academic Year 2022/23
EU €8,800 Non-EU €17,100

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