This Applied Economics course at University College Dublin provides high quality training in economics with a focus on applications to real world problems. The course is ideal preparation for a career as a professional economist working on applying economics to policy issues or business situations. In addition to studying core modules in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, students can pick from a wide range of field modules. Students also have the option of completing a two-term specialisation in one of Behavioural Economics, Law and Economics of Competition, Environmental and Energy Economics or Development Economics. In the summer term, students do either a supervised research thesis or an internship.
Students can switch after the first term to our MSc in Quantitative Economics, which focuses on applying advanced mathematical and statistical methods to economics.
This programme features small group teaching from leading economists and a supportive environment. Masters students are an integral part of our School community, attending research seminars and receiving a wide range of supports to help them prepare for their research thesis or internship.
Many graduates of our masters programmes have gone on to complete PhDs in economics and pursue successful careers as academic or research economists. Many others have moved directly to employment in central banks, think-tanks, government departments, regulatory agencies, financial sector institutions and consultancy firms.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Preliminary Maths & Stats
- Research Skills
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.
DisciplinesEconomics View 27 other Masters in Economics in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A primary degree with at least an upper second class honours or international equivalent in Economics, or in another degree that has strong theoretical and quantitative content such as Maths, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science is required.
- An upper second class honours in a Higher Diploma in Economics.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
International19900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10315 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10315 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
- EU fee per year - € 6705
- nonEU fee per year - € 9950
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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