Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHH64

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Closing Date : 31 July 2021

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The MSc Economic and Financial Risk Analysis was launched in response to the changing economic and financial environment. It provides students with international quality training in the fundamental concepts and tools required by the financial sector.

The programme emphasises ‘problem solving’ through a combination of theoretical principles and empirical tools. Successful graduates are equipped with a wide range of economic, financial, quantitative and communication skills, thus opening up a diverse set of career opportunities, both within and outside the financial sector. This degree has enabled Maynooth University to become a GARP partner for Risk Education.

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Commences: September 




The degree is targeted at high quality students with a strong background in Finance  or Financial Economics. In particular, students are eligible for admission if they have obtained the equivalent of at least a 2.1 grade in:

  • an honours degree in Finance in which Finance formed a substantial component
  • an honours degree in Economics, or in which Economics formed a substantial component and that includes modules in finance - corporate finance, international macroeconomics or international finance or modules with the equivalent content
  • a postgraduate conversion course such as a Higher Diploma in Finance or similar

Applicants with a high 2.2 in an undergraduate Economics or Finance degree, but with 2.1 standard in key modules, may also be eligible and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Director.

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.

Students without the above qualifications may wish to apply for the two-year MSc Economic and Financial Risk Analysis (MHH68), the first year of which provides the modules necessary to prepare students for the advanced second year material.

Head of Department

Department of Economics

The course is designed to be stimulating and challenging. Students take core modules in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics in the first semester. In the second semester, students take specialised field modules that include Financial Risk Analysis, Advanced Derivatives and Empirical Finance. The summer term of the second year is spent on either a three-month Work Placement or completing a research thesis.

Course Duration: 1 year full-time

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Course Duration: 1 year full-time

The MSc Economic and Financial Risk Analysis could be the most important investment in your career.  As financial markets become more integrated across the globe, the career prospects of our graduates have become greatly enhanced. Graduates of this programme have excellent employment records at home and abroad, and are currently enjoying careers in credit risk management, insurance, hedge fund management and investment and retail banking in the private sector. The diverse career paths reflect the adaptability and flexibility of our graduates. In addition, the Economic and Financial skills developed are highly valued in central banks and Economic research organisations in both the private and public sector.


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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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