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Maynooth University Department of Economics
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This is a one year full-time programme designed for honours Accounting graduates who have exemptions from CAP1 examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and who wish to pursue a professional accounting qualification. Read more

Overview

This is a one year full-time programme designed for honours Accounting graduates who have exemptions from CAP1 examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and who wish to pursue a professional accounting qualification.

Course Structure

The aim of this programme is to provide students with the key competencies required by a professional accountant in an everchanging business and ethical environment.

Career Options

Successful graduates of the MA in Accounting will have exemption from the penultimate examination (CAP2) of Chartered Accountants Ireland and equivalent exemptions from other professional accounting bodies. Prospective employers will have access to a group of high achievers with CAP2 exemptions (thus minimising future study leave requirements) who have been intellectually challenged by the depth of the programme.


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Maynooth University Department of Economics
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This is a two-year full-time programme designed for honours graduates who may not have taken major accounting specialisms in their undergraduate studies, but who wish to pursue a professional accounting qualification. Read more

Overview

This is a two-year full-time programme designed for honours graduates who may not have taken major accounting specialisms in their undergraduate studies, but who wish to pursue a professional accounting qualification. First year students are required to achieve an average of at least 60% in their first year modules to remain on the course. One of the principal objectives of the programme is that graduates will, on successful completion of the programme, have entitlement to CAP1 and CAP2 exemptions and equivalent exemptions from other professional accountancy bodies.

Course Structure

The aim of this programme is to provide students with the key competencies required by a professional accountant in an ever-changing business and ethical environment. Students will be encouraged to develop critical and analytical skills and apply their knowledge to unstructured situations.

Career Options

Prospective employers include professional accountancy firms, corporate recovery, regulatory agencies, NGOs, and the government service.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/economics-finance-and-accounting/our-courses/ma-accounting-0#tabs-apply

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Maynooth University Department of Philosophy
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The MA offers the student the opportunity to explore early Western intellectual history through philosophical, literary and cultural approaches. Read more

Overview

The MA offers the student the opportunity to explore early Western intellectual history through philosophical, literary and cultural approaches. It should appeal to students who want an overview of the foundations of modern European thought, and those who want to go on to further studies in Classics, Medieval and Renaissance studies,European studies, philosophy, or the history of ideas. The objective of this course is to provide students with a specialized knowledge in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance thought, focusing on philosophical writers, literary and historical themes, and the history of thought. Building upon the strengths of critical thinking, systematic reflection and historical awareness developed by the student in their undergraduate studies, the MA in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Thought will allow the student to explore thematic concerns of writers in the Western tradition from Ancient Greece and Rome to the 16th century and the various revivals in scholastic thought into the seventeenth century. It will also prepare those students for research degrees in either one of these areas, allowing them to pursue further studies in Classics, Philosophy or related fields.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/philosophy/our-courses/ma-ancient-medieval-and-renaissance-thought

Minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson): 62

Course Structure

Candidates take six modules (three in each semester) and write a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words under the supervision of a designated supervisor. The 90 credits for the MA will be made up of 60 credits awarded for taught modules and 30 credits for the dissertation. Candidates are required to take the core module PH626, at least one taught module in Classics and at least one in Philosophy, and either GC698 (dissertation in Classics) or PH699 (dissertation in Philosophy).

Career Options

Successful completion of the MA at a high level will normally equip students to proceed to study for a PhD, a necessary qualification for an academic career (in certain subject areas further language qualifications may be required). Beyond the academic sphere, however, the skills the programme fosters (analytic skills, critical thinking, systematic research, clear argumentation, lucid writing) are indispensable to a wide variety of careers.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/philosophy/our-courses/ma-ancient-medieval-and-renaissance-thought#tabs-apply

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Maynooth University Department of Anthropology
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The MA in Anthropology is a one-year taught master's programme designed for students who have a curiosity about the wider world and how humans diversely experience living and being in that world. Read more
The MA in Anthropology is a one-year taught master's programme designed for students who have a curiosity about the wider world and how humans diversely experience living and being in that world. The field orientation of anthropology focuses on the links between global and local processes, between abstract theory and real behaviour, and among the various dimensions of human life - political, economic, familial, religious, etc. This course prepares students to solve real-world problems by equipping them with sophistication in social theory tempered by practical engagement with humans in their lived contexts. The MA course is quite intensive and is designed for students with a background in anthropology. Students with no background in anthropology may wish to consider the Postgraduate Certificate in Anthropology.

In the autumn and spring semesters, students complete an intensive course of four 6-week compulsory modules in anthropological theory (10 credits each) alongside two professional development modules and two optional modules (5 credits each). The taught programme develops students’ core theoretical competence and combines this with the methodological tools necessary to successfully formulate an anthropological topic and carry out a research project. In the summer, students register for the 30-credit Thesis, which must be completed by early September.
Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

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Maynooth University Department of Anthropology
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The MA in Anthropology & Development is a one year taught master’s programme designed for development and humanitarian aid professionals (and those who envisage such a career) who would like to add an anthropological perspective to their development expertise. Read more
The MA in Anthropology & Development is a one year taught master’s programme designed for development and humanitarian aid professionals (and those who envisage such a career) who would like to add an anthropological perspective to their development expertise. The course provides a holistic and critical approach to culture, the inevitable context of all relief and development activity. The MA course is quite intensive and is designed for students with a background in anthropology. Students with no background in anthropology are encouraged to pursue the Postgraduate Certificate in Anthropology & Development.

Students complete an intensive course of four 6-week compulsory modules in anthropological theory (10 credits each) alongside four compulsory modules in Anthropology and Development (5 credits each), as well as two Saturday workshops. Students develop a proposal for a research project during the taught year in consultation with a member of the anthropology faculty, who will advise the student and mark the project. In the summer, students register for the 30-credit Thesis, which must be completed by early September.

An anthropology degree provides an excellent preparation for a wide variety of fields in both public and private sectors, and is an especially good foundation for an international career. Anthropology has become increasingly important as a job skill in the context of globalisation, where a deeper understanding of cultural difference is crucial, both locally and internationally. Our graduates go on to employment in a wide variety of careers in community work, education, the health professions, product design, international aid and development projects, NGO work, business and administration, and more. The MA course in Anthropology & Development in particular prepares graduates for careers in international development and NGO work.

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The Masters in Applied Social Studies provides candidates with post- qualifying professional experience the option of progressing to higher degree level. Read more
The Masters in Applied Social Studies provides candidates with post- qualifying professional experience the option of progressing to higher degree level. It’s suitable for qualified and experience practitioners wishing to deepen their understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the applied social sciences for their professional disciplines.

This masters provides graduates with advanced knowledge of the issues facing society today; a deepened understanding of rights, equality and inclusion and development issues, and of key professional dilemmas; and high level of competence in allied disciplines.

This is not a professional community work or youth work qualification. Prospective students wishing to pursue a professional qualification in youth work and community work should apply for the MACYW (MHB54 & 55).

The programme will take place over two semesters full-time, or four semesters part-time in a format designed to facilitate those who are working/and or travelling. It will be delivered through two or three day blocks in Maynooth University.
While the participants on the MAASS will already be skilled professionals, experience during the programme will prepare them to further advance in their professional and academic careers, for example in the areas of senior management, policy development and research.

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How to Apply. This is a one-year programme, designed to provide graduates with in-depth study of specific topics within the field of Classics, and a set of research skills appropriate to work at this level. Read more
How to Apply
This is a one-year programme, designed to provide graduates with in-depth study of specific topics within the field of Classics, and a set of research skills appropriate to work at this level.
Candidates take a specified number of taught modules, and are also required to write a long essay of c.7,500 words representing an independent piece of research. It is not possible to take modules in Greek or Latin as part of this programme. The long essay is written on a topic approved by the Head of the Department of Ancient Classics under the supervision of a designated supervisor. The topic is agreed by the end of the first semester, and work begun during the period between the first and the second semester. The long essay is submitted by a specified date at the end of the academic year.
Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

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The MA in Community and Youth Work integrates advanced study in challenging issues facing society today with accredited professional education for key roles in community development, youth work, and associated equality, human rights, international development, local development, local authority, national institutions, and international agency work. Read more
The MA in Community and Youth Work integrates advanced study in challenging issues facing society today with accredited professional education for key roles in community development, youth work, and associated equality, human rights, international development, local development, local authority, national institutions, and international agency work. The programme provides an opportunity to engage in education and training in a dialogical environment, combining research and praxis for action, policy influence and advocacy, and participation in shaping society and facilitating young people to reach their potential.

Professional Endorsement:
The MA in Community and Youth Work [incorporating the Postgraduate Diploma in Community and Youth Work (PDCYW) is endorsed by the North South Education and Training Standards Board as a professional qualification in Youth Work and by the All Ireland Endorsement Body for Community Work as a professional qualification in Community Work.

The programme, in line with all postgraduate professional qualifications takes place over two years fulltime or three years part time in service. Students undertake a full time professional fieldwork placement lasting fourteen weeks in each year.
Course Duration: 2 years Full-time

The programme creates critical thinkers who are engaged professionally to work dynamically in leadership positions in the fields of community development and youth work and a variety of areas such as development, policy analysis, organizational leadership in NGOs and statutory organisations in Ireland, Europe and internationally Graduates are involved in a variety of positions at national, regional, local and international levels in youth projects, community based work and statutory and voluntary organisations.

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Maynooth University Department of Sociology
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This course is for people who are. - active in social movement struggles but need space to stand back, reflect, recharge;. Read more

Overview

This course is for people who are:
- active in social movement struggles but need space to stand back, reflect, recharge;

- involved in community and voluntary activism but feel trapped by the structures;

- politically minded but don’t know how to turn that into an effective and radical practice;

- clear that social change is central to them but unsure how to build a life around it;

- interested in spending a year with their peers and experienced practitioners;

Around the world today, movements and communities are making history – or trying to. The need for change is huge and the outcome is still all to play for. We see apparently-unstoppable movements squashed and apparently-hopeless ideas winning against all the odds. What makes the difference, and how can our movements find a way forward and even change the world?

The MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism (CEESA) at Maynooth University responds to the crisis by helping us learn from each other’s struggles in dialogue between different movements, different communities, different generations. The course is not tied to any single movement and participants come from many different communities and countries. Some are experienced activists who want to go back to education; others are less experienced people who are keen to get involved in movements. This mixture of ages, backgrounds, experiences and questions is an integral part of what makes the course so rewarding. Together we are building a diverse network of movement activists, radical educators and campaigners for equality and creating new alliances for change.

The course team are experienced practitioners and engaged scholars working on equality, radical education and movement struggles. The course combines social analysis, bottom-up organising methods and political strategy with a wide range of pedagogies and a focus on knowledge for change, taking a practical but radical look at the problems facing movements today. Our small-group classes run on Mondays and Tuesdays to facilitate participants, over two 12-week terms followed by work on a project aimed at developing your own movement practice.

Often we are told that we have to choose between our politics and “real life”. This course shows how to integrate the two with confidence, practicality, solidarity, emotional resilience, seeing the bigger picture, taking time out to reflect and supporting each other for the long haul. Participants go back to their own movements refreshed, set up new projects, find work in movement organisations, go on to further education - and bring back what they have learned to their own struggles.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/sociology/our-courses/ma-community-ed-equality-social-activism

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website (https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/international/study-maynooth/postgraduate ) 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

Course Structure

Students will complete the Thesis and Research Module (30 credits), four core modules (10 credit) and select 20 credits from the rest of the programme of elective modules. The course will offer a choice of elective modules in each semester. The course involves two days a week on campus along with independent reading and study which you should expect to take another two days equivalent during the rest of the week.

Career Options

Some students will find employment as researchers, policy workers, campaign coordinators or educators within community, social movement or civil society groups; others will find the tools to create new organisations which are sustainable within the dramatically changed political and economic landscape.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/sociology/our-courses/ma-community-ed-equality-social-activism#tabs-apply

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Maynooth University Department of Music
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The MA in Creative Music Technologies degree is a skills conversion programme. The programme is aimed at graduates, with musical abilities, who would like to explore musical applications of technology. Read more

Overview

The MA in Creative Music Technologies degree is a skills conversion programme. The programme is aimed at graduates, with musical abilities, who would like to explore musical applications of technology. The programme accepts graduates from any primary degree.

The programme is concerned with a range of areas relating to music technology, including composition, sound recording and engineering, computer music programming, and acoustics.

The MA offers full use of computer resources at the Music Technology Labs at Maynooth University; access to studio space, with the possibility of working towards recording and production projects; opportunities to have compositions performed; individual tutorial time with a designated advisor; expert advice on musical and technical issues from composers and researchers at the cutting edge of their fields.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/music/our-courses/ma-creative-music-technologies

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website (https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/international/study-maynooth/postgraduate ) 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

Course Structure

The course is structured around a number of options covering all aspects of Computer Music, from acoustics to computer programming, including audio signal processing, synthesis and recording engineering. In addition, students will complete a research project, which can take the form a composition portfolio or a thesis in a computer music-related topic. Foreign language instruction is also available through the Maynooth University Language Centre.

Career Options

Recent graduates have been employed in the following areas:

- PhD study in electronic music composition

- PhD study in musical interface design

- Music software development

- Music Production

- Post-production

- Sound engineering

- Third level education

- Arts Administration

- Radio production

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/music/our-courses/ma-creative-music-technologies#tabs-apply

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Maynooth University Department of Anthropology
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CREOLE is an innovative two-year Anthropology degree (120 ECTS), funded under the EU SOCRATES Programme, in which students are required to spend two of the four semesters at one or more European partner institutions. Read more
CREOLE is an innovative two-year Anthropology degree (120 ECTS), funded under the EU SOCRATES Programme, in which students are required to spend two of the four semesters at one or more European partner institutions:

Universität Wien (Austria)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France)
Univerza v Ljubljani (Slovenia)
Stockholms Universitet (Sweden)
Universität Bern (Switzerland)
Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland)
This unique international Master’s degree allows the opportunity to study and analyse multiple complex societies, and to deal with cultural diversity, transnationalism, visual and popular culture. The programme’s main language is English. Proficiency in the language of the proposed partner institution (French, German, Spanish, Swedish, or Slovenian) is desirable.

Normally, Maynooth University students complete 60 ECTS worth of taught modules in their first year at home in Maynooth. For their second year, students visit at least one of the partner universities where they must carry out original research and submit a thesis. For the thesis, students identify their primary supervisor at the home university (MU) as well as a co-supervisor at the partner university they visit. There is also an Intensive Programme (IP) which takes place every year between Semesters 2 and 3 – normally in July – where all students from all partner universities come together for learning, teaching and networking in one of the 6 partner universities.
The CREOLE MA places its graduates in an excellent position to pursue a wide range of international careers. The experience of living and working in at least two different linguistic settings of Europe equips graduates to communicate well in the context of social and cultural diversity, while the completion of a field-based original research project provides them with analytic and problem-solving competencies that are highly valued in both public and private sectors. Students might pursue careers that deal with migration, visual and popular culture, cultural heritage, or international policy, and might work in internationally oriented NGOs, government organizations, international organizations at the European or global level, or international business.

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Maynooth University Digital Humanities
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Digital Humanities is a fast and growing interdisciplinary field at the cutting edge of 21st century research methods. It melds practices and traditions form the various disciplines of the humanities, computer science, information management and, cultural studies and design. Read more

Overview

Digital Humanities is a fast and growing interdisciplinary field at the cutting edge of 21st century research methods. It melds practices and traditions form the various disciplines of the humanities, computer science, information management and, cultural studies and design. Ideal for those interested in acquiring digital skills to build on a humanities background, the Masters in Digital Humanities is also designed to suit those with a technical background who are seeking to compliment their knowledge and build their careers in the arts and humanities.

The Masters in Digital Humanities at Maynooth University is designed as an introduction to this new and dynamic research area for students from across the disciplines. The Masters delivered in collaboration with faculty from across the university, is in its fourth year, and we are now accepting applications for our fifth year.

A number of funding options are available including two An Foras Feasa Taught Masters Bursaries, the University wide Taught Masters Bursaries and the Maynooth UniversityTaught Masters Alumni Scholarships. Further details may be found at http://www.learndigitalhumanities.ie

- Commences
September 2016 with the required module in Structured Programming taking place in late August running into early September.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/foras-feasa/our-courses/ma-digital-humanities

Minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson): 62

Course Structure

90 ECTS are needed to complete the Masters. The course is comprised of the following elements:

- Required Taught Modules: 20 ECTS*

- Project and Dissertation: 30 ECTS

Elective Taught Modules: 40 ECTS

*This does not include the 10 ECTS allocated to Structured Programming which runs in late August through to early September each year before classes begin and is highly recommended for students who do not have substantial technical experience. If Structured Programming is not taken, another technology module is substituted

Required modules include Digital Humanities Theory and Practice and Digital Humanities Practicum. Both modules are integral to the building of practical and theoretical knowledge of the discipline, its development and its intersection with public projects. The Digital Humanities Practicum module guarantees students a work placement at a cultural institution or DH project.

Available electives include modules from across Media Studies and Computer Science ensuring that students build their digital skills to prepare them for the planning, building and implementing of DH projects and for the close analysis of data within the context of the arts and humanities.

The course is delivered in our state of the art facility in An Foras Feasa through face-to-face teaching and blended learning. It runs over one year for full time students and two years for part-time students. Assessment includes a substantial element of continuous assessment. A thesis, submitted in August at the end of the course, can include a significant practical element or may focus on Digital Humanities theory.

Career Options

Graduates of the MA in Digital Humanities at Maynooth University are in an ideal place to use computational methods in approaching the arts and humanities leading to roles in research across Digital Humanities projects. Graduates also take up exciting positions across the areas of museum curating, archiving and public history and heritage projects.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/foras-feasa/our-courses/ma-digital-humanities#tabs-apply

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The MA in Dramatherapy is a two-year full-time course offered within the School of English, Media and Theatre Studies at NUI Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland. Read more

Overview

The MA in Dramatherapy is a two-year full-time course offered within the School of English, Media and Theatre Studies at NUI Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland. The programme offers a training to become a fully qualified Dramatherapist. At the core of Dramatherapy lies the experience of personal transformation through group and/or individual work. The Dramatherapy process uses drama activities with the intention of facilitating change. On this course students will study, explore, experience and develop the necessary theoretical and clinical framework for planning, facilitating and evaluating this therapeutic process. Students who complete all aspects of the MA training programme will be qualified to work as Dramatherapists with a variety of client groups within for example clinical, social and educational settings. Students are required to undergo personal therapy (group and individual) outside of the teaching hours throughout the training.

All applicants are required to have some experience in each of the following areas:
- 6 months minimum experience of working with people in clinical, social or educational settings
- Drama and theatre training or extensive experience of drama
- Training in or an interest in and experience of personal development through personal therapy or counselling.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Course Structure

The Dramatherapy MA programme is delivered every Friday and one Saturday a month starting early September, continuing throughout the academic year and extending into a Summer School in June. The modules include a variety of subjects such as working with stories therapeutically, working with groups, developing theatre skills, introduction to Playback and Forum Theatre, working with ritual in therapy, introduction to psychological and psychoanalytical concepts, an introduction to research methodologies for the Arts Therapies and an Arts Therapies summer school.

Career Options

A wide range of career opportunities are available to graduates with the necessary skills and willingness to go out and find their own work in organisations such as the HSE, Social Services, Prison Services, Education, Community Services and the wider Business Community.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/english/our-courses/ma-dramatherapy#tabs-apply

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Maynooth University Department of Economics
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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. Read more

Overview

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.

Course Structure

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.

Career Options

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.

Check out testimonials from graduates at https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/economics-finance-and-accounting/our-graduates

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Maynooth University Department of Economics
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The MA Finance is structured to provide a diverse and challenging education. Covering Derivatives, Investment and Risk Management, this programme opens up a diverse set of career opportunities both within and outside the financial sector. Read more

Overview

The MA Finance is structured to provide a diverse and challenging education. Covering Derivatives, Investment and Risk Management, this programme opens up a diverse set of career opportunities both within and outside the financial sector. The emphasis is on ‘education’ with graduates encouraged to think for themselves and become proficient in problem solving. Successful graduates attain economic, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors.

Course Structure

The course is structured to be stimulating and challenging. It is designed to give graduates the necessary economic and quantitative skills that employers seek today. In the first semester, students take modules in the core areas of 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 Financial Economics and Derivatives as well as two field courses. Field courses offered in any year may include, International Finance, Market Microstructure, Financial Risk Analysis, Corporate Finance and International Trade. 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.

Career Options

The MA Finance at Maynooth University could be the most important investment in your career. This degree has the potential to open up career opportunities across the globe. As financial markets become more integrated, the career prospects of our graduates have become greatly enhanced. Graduates of this programme have excellent employment records at home and abroad, with graduates working in most of the major financial centres of the world, e.g. New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, London as well as Dublin.

Recent graduates are currently enjoying successful careers in stockbroking, bond trading, investment strategy, investment and retail banking, portfolio fund management in the private sector. Others have taken up research positions at the Central Bank of Ireland, some continue to Ph.D. programmes to pursue an academic career. The diverse careers of our graduates reflect the adaptability and flexibility of our graduates.

Check out testimonials from graduates at
https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/economics-finance-and-accounting/our-graduates

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/economics-finance-and-accounting/our-courses/ma-finance#tabs-apply

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