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HIGHER DIPLOMA IN ECONOMIC SCIENCE

Qualification : HIGHER DIPLOMA IN ECONOMIC SCIENCE

Award Type and NFQ level : HIGHER DIPLOMA (8)

CAO/PAC code : MHH60

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 30 June 2021

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This is a one year full-time programme that provides an accelerated route to the equivalent of an honours degree in Economics. All key areas of Economics are covered, including Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and a range of applied courses such as Labour Economics, International Trade, Economics of Sport and Finance.

A performance of 60% or better in the diploma guarantees a place on our Master’s programmes, MHH52 and MHH64.

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

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 to be prepared to undertake substantial independent study to equip themselves with the expected level of Economics. Well-motivated, quantitatively able honours graduates of any discipline are welcome to apply. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score or equivalent. Please visit Maynooth University International Office website for further information about English language and other requirements for international students. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU international applicants.

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

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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 four compulsory modules, including a research-based thesis. They also take eight optional modules, which can vary greatly, depending on the background and career goals 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. 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.

 

Course Duration: 1 year full-time

Course Duration: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Civil service or other policy-making institutions, graduate training programmes, banking, financial services.

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC code
MHH60

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

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