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Postgraduate Programmes

The Department of Economics is committed to delivering the highest standards of teaching and has a strong research record, particularly in the field of applied economics. It has an active postgraduate research programme which produces the largest number of research degrees of any economics department in Ireland.

MSc in Economics

This one-year full-time (two-year part-time) postgraduate programme is designed to provide well-qualified graduates, in economics and related disciplines, with the education required to undertake a PhD in economics or to work as a professional economist in government or private sector organisations.

"The theory taught in the classroom was made relevant to the major economic issues the world faces today. Through weekly seminars, applied modules and the dissertation component, we were brought to the frontier of economic research." – MSc Graduate

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Research Degrees

The Department of Economics offers both MLitt (a one/two year programme by research only) and PhD degree programmes. The Economics PhD is a competitive degree aiming to rank among the best Economics programmes in Europe.

"During the course of my studies, I have had the opportunity to present my research at a range of specialised workshops and interdisciplinary conferences and have engaged with policy-makers from a variety of institutions. In addition, I have had the opportunity to teach tutorials and lectures in the department." – PhD Student

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