The MSc Economics (Part-Time) is a stimulating and challenging two-year programme that provides international quality training in Economics and Econometrics.
This programme is equivalent to the MSc Economics (MHH52) spread over two years. Classes are generally taken with the full-time students, but some flexibility is possible in scheduling these classes. Potential applicants should contact the Admissions Director to discuss whether scheduled classes could be combined with their employment.
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.
Recent graduates have taken up positions at institutions like the Central Bank of Ireland, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) and the Central Statistics Office, while others have pursued careers in economic consultancy, economic development, retail and investment banking, financial services and fund management. 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 degree is targeted at high quality applicants with a strong background in Economics or good quantitative skills, and who wish to study while in employment.
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 Economics
- an honours degree in which Economics formed a substantial component, including joint honours Economics degrees and some Business and Finance degrees that include core Economics modules
- an honours degree in which there was a substantial quantitative component, such as Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematical Physics or Statistics
- a postgraduate conversion course such as a Higher Diploma in Economic Science or similar.
Applicants with a high 2.2 in an undergraduate Economics 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.
The course structure is designed to be stimulating and challenging. In the first year, students take core modules in Microeconomics and Econometrics in the first semester and specialised field modules in Advanced Microeconomics and International Trade in the second semester. In the second year, students undertake Macroeconomics and further Econometrics in the first semester and additional field modules in areas such as Labour Economics and Industrial Organisation in the second semester. The programme also requires students to undertake a research thesis during the summer term of the second year. The thesis uses the skills attained from the taught modules and allows students to demonstrate the analytical competencies developed throughout the programme.
Course Duration: 2 years part-time