Higher Diploma in Economic Science
This is a one year full time programme. The course provides an accelerated route to the equivalent of an honours degree in Economics. A performance of 60% or better in the diploma guarantees a place on our Master's programmes.
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.
Career and Postgraduate Options
Civil service or other policy-making institutions, Graduate training programmes in large companies, Banking.
A performance of 60% or better in the diploma guarantees a place on the Master's programme.
How to Apply
All Applications must be made on-line through PAC http://www.pac.ie/NUIM
Non NUIM students should submit a copy of their birth certificate or valid passport, official transcripts and two academic references in support of their application.
Department of Economics Finance & Accounting, NUI Maynooth
Programme Director: Margaret Hurley
Tel: (01) 708 3787 (01) 708 3681
Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and a range of applied courses such as Labour Economics, International Trade, Economics of Sport and Finance.
Students take six compulsory modules and six optional modules. All modules are 5 credits each. The compulsory modules are the same every year.
A required module is a compulsory module which must be passed without compensation
(i.e. a mark of 40% achieved)
- EC301 Topics in Microeconomics
- EC302 Topics in Macroeconomics
- EC305 Advanced Quantitative Economics or EC205 Intermediate Quantitative Economics
- EC306 Econometrics
- EC307 Irish Economy
- EC599 Economic Research
The optional modules taken vary greatly, depending on the background and interest 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.
The list of modules available varies slightly from year to year. 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. The following is a list for 2010/2011
- EC211 Money and Banking
- EC215 Strategic Behaviour and Game Theory
- EC214 Public Economics
- EC217 European Economy
- EC308 Competition and Regulation
- EC318 International Trade
- EC319 labour Economics
- EC321 Growth and Development
- EC326 Political Economy
- EC327 Economics of Sport
- MN480 Law and Governance
- FN305 Portfolio Selection and Analysis
- FN306 Introduction to Capital Markets
- FN307 Derivatives I: Forward and Futures
- FN308 Derivatives II: Options and Swaps
- FN309 International Finance
- FN310 International Financial Markets
- FN398 Economics and Finance of Risk
- AC210 Accounting for Non-Accountants*
*AC210 is unavailable to those with previous knowledge of Accounting