This is a one year full-time programme. The course provides an accelerated route to the equivalent of an honours degree in Economics. A performance of 60% or better in the diploma guarantees a place on our Master’s programmes.
The programme covers Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and a range of applied courses such as Labour Economics, International Trade, Economics of Sport and Finance.
Students take five compulsory modules and seven optional modules. All modules are 5 credits each. The compulsory modules are the same every year.
The optional modules taken vary greatly, depending on the background and interest of the individual student. Students discuss which modules would be best for them with the course co-ordinator at the start of the year, and are helped to devise the optimal programme of study for themselves.
The list of modules available varies slightly from year to year. Students who wish to take a module from another department may do so, subject to the permission of that department. Not all combinations of modules may be available, due to timetable considerations.
The MSc Economics programme is a rigorous advanced programme in economic theory and its practical application and is at the top end of graduate programmes in economics in Ireland. The programme provides its graduates with the recognised portfolio of skills required for a career as a professional economist in business, finance and the public sector. It also prepares graduates for further advanced studies in economics at PhD level. The skills acquired throughout the course are brought together in a research dissertation on an economic issue of practical interest.
A student with an MSc Economics degree will have their analytical, technical and problem solving skills enhanced to a level that is highly sought after by employers. Any graduate from the MSc Economics is qualified for whole host of positions in economics, business, finance and the public sector.
Recent examples of graduate destinations include:
The MSc Economics is also an excellent training if students are seeking to continue their education and begin a PhD either nationally or internationally.
Many graduates stay in third level education and go on to become lecturers, including some of the CUBS Economics academic staff.