MA in Economics
The MA in Economics Programme offered by the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting is structured to provide international quality training in Economics and Econometrics. This one-year taught programme is built on a 4-term model, designed to provide a thorough grounding in the principles of economics as well as the analytical tools required in financial decision-making. Consequently, graduates are ideally prepared for careers requiring the combination of strong theoretical and quantitative skills.
The degree is targeted at high quality undergraduate students who have obtained at least a 2:1 degree in Economics or a related subject. The programme provides students with a broad range of transferable skills, resulting in many varied careers. Our graduates are in high demand and have carved successful careers in economic consultancy, economic research, investment and retail banking, as well as in policy related institutions such as the Central Bank of Ireland and the Economic and Social Research Institute.
In addition students who excel in this programme will be eligible to apply for admission to our PhD programme. Interested students may obtain application forms from the department.
The Programme has a 4-term structure. The taught modules (each carrying a weight of 5 ECTS) are outlined below. In addition, in Terms 1-3, modules are accompanied by an extensive set of seminars, designed to give the student practice in the application of material covered in lectures. A 30-ECTS Thesis (EC690) must also be completed and submitted by mid-August.
Further details on modules is available at http://www.nuim.ie/courses/?Target=CS&Mode=SEARCH
Students must take the following taught modules:
EC601: Microeconomic Theory 1
EC605A: Mathematics for Economists
EC605B: Fundamentals of Econometrics
EC602: Microeconomic Theory 2
EC603: Macroeconomic Theory 1
EC606: Econometrics 1
EC604: Macroeconomic Theory 2
EC607: Econometrics 2
Students take two from the following (all modules may not be offered in every year)
EC612: Industrial Organisation
EC618: International Trade
EC619: Labour Economics