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MSc in Economic Analysis

Course Description

The MSc in Economic Analysis is specifically designed to equip studetns 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. This programme has a strong applied public policy focus which will prepar graduates for positions that require the application of economic knowledge and practical skills. Special features of the programme include a unique collaboration with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in the delivery of a module in data access and analysis. In addition, students will avail of a specifically designed economics laboratory as well as Ireland's only purpose built trading room.

The programme will equip students with the balance of academic knowledge and technical skills that are required for a career as an economist. Candidates will learn to understand the historical and social context of economic analysis and to critically analyse economic issues from different perspectives. The programme has a strong emphasis on applying the tools of economic analysis in areas of public policy. It will provide candidates with the quantitative and qualitative skills required to undertake analysis of important economic issues.

The programme will be delivered through interactive lectures and tutorials, guided reading, small group team work, seminars and workshops, e-learning and 'action learning' through case studies. The student experience will be enhanced through experiential learning on the Kemmy Business School Trading Floor, an international business workshop, professional development modules and guest speakers from industry and related academic areas. Students will participate on an international workshop during the programme.

Core Modules: Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, Evolution of Economic Theory, Global Finance & Capital Markets, Data Management for Policy Analysis & Evaluation, Econometrics, Public Finance & Regulation, Industry Policy: Theory, Practice & Evaluation, Labour & Education Economics, Dissertation Preparation
Optional Modules: Professional Development 1 & Professional Development 2

Visit the MSc in Economic Analysis page on the University of Limerick website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Candidates are expected to possess a minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree in a programme of which economics is a major component. Candidates can expect to be interviewed as part of the application process.

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