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Economics (MA) (2 Years)

Course Description


The 2-year MA Economics programme is structured to provide an international quality education in Economics and Econometrics for students with an interest in, and aptitude for, Economics but no necessary prior background. The programme is designed to help the student become a problem solver and therefore enhance their flexibility in the job market. It is a stimulating and challenging degree that aims to provide the student with a wide range of skills demanded by prospective employers. Successful graduates attain economic, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/economics-finance-and-accounting/our-courses/ma-economics

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

Maynooth University 's TOEFL code is 8850

Course Structure

The first year is an intensive and extensive introduction to the world of economics. The aim is that by the year end, students will be at the same level as a graduate of a BA / BBS / BSc graduate in Economics. Students will cover the basic concepts, empirical methods and applications in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics as well as choosing field courses of interest from a range of optional modules.

The second year builds upon this and 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 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

The 2-year MA Economics at Maynooth University is a great opportunity for interested candidates to equip themselves for a career in Economics. Without requiring any background in the subject, students who are ready to make this important investment can expect to earn high returns in their future careers.

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

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

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

Visit the Economics (MA) (2 Years) page on the Maynooth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An honours primary degree in any discipline. Students without any knowledge of economics are strongly advised to have a good background in Statistics and Quantitative Methods and/or to be prepared to undertake substantial independent study to equip themselves with the expected level of Economics. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Course Fees

EU Tuition Fee: €5,250; International Tuition Fee: €13,000

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