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TSM Economics (TR001)

Allows students to study two subjects to degree level with advanced specialisation in one or both subjects depending on their course choices.

What is TSM Economics?

The attraction of the TSM programme (Two Subject Moderatorship) is that it introduces students to two disciplines during their undergraduate studies with students having the choice of nine subjects which complement the study of Economics. Economics and Mathematics, for example, will appeal to students with a high mathematical ability who are interested in a career in finance or actuarial studies. Economics and Geography is an excellent choice for those interested in urban and regional planning.

Course Structure

In the TSM programme, Economics can be studied with any of the following subjects according to two patterns (A) where two subjects are studied equally for four years and (B) where both subjects are studied for three years, but only one is studied in the fourth year:

TSM Economics – Second Subject Options
One or both subjects taken in fourth yearOnly one subject studied in fourth year
  • Geography
  • German
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Is it for me?

Economics will appeal to students with a wide range of interests. If you are interested in current economic affairs or in understanding how public policies could lower unemployment or assist the developing world, then you will find studying economics both stimulating and rewarding. Economics is also a strong platform for careers in business and finance. Students who enjoy abstract thinking, and are evaluating courses such as engineering or physics, should also consider economics as a degree option.

Economics students develop exceptional logical reasoning and analytical skills which are highly sought after by employers in a range of fields including business, finance, journalism, law, politics, the public service and academia.

What are the entry requirements?

Each combination of two subjects has a different CAO course code and entry requirements. Please visit the Study at Trinity website for additional details regarding admissions requirements.