Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHH52

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Closing Date : 30 June 2018

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The MA in Economics is a stimulating and challenging programme that provides international quality training in Economics and Econometrics. Through a combination of theoretical principles and empirical tools, the programme emphasises ‘problem solving’ and equips successful graduates with economic, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors.



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The degree is targeted at high quality students that have obtained at least a 2.1 in Economics at undergraduate level, or in a postgraduate conversion course such as a Higher Diploma in Economics (or equivalent), or in a related subject. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree that is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

Students without a significant Economics background may apply for the two-year MA Economics (MHH70).

The course structure is designed to be stimulating and challenging. Students take core taught modules in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, as well as undertaking specialised field modules that may include International Trade, Labour Economics, Industrial Organisation and Financial Economics. The programme also requires students to undertake an independent research thesis, which will be supervised by a staff member, by using skills attained from the taught modules.

Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

Graduates are equipped for a wide variety of careers and recent graduates have an excellent employment record, both in the public and private sectors. Graduates have taken up positions at institutions like the Central Bank of Ireland, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and in other public bodies, while others have pursued careers in retail and investment banking, financial services, fund management, economic development and economic consultancy. Some continue to PhD programmes to pursue an academic career. The diverse career paths reflect the adaptability and flexibility of our graduates.


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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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