Higher Diploma (Economic Science)
J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics
An honours primary degree either with some economics modules or modules of a quantitative/mathematical/statistical nature.
Next start date: September 2015
Average intake: 25 (20 E.U. citizens; 5 non-E.U. citizens)
Please refer to the offer rounds/closing date webpage.
Students in the Higher Diploma in Economic Science take one of two streams, depending on the level of economics they have previously encountered. Both streams include courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, as well as statistical/econometric or mathematical methods in economics. Students also have a choice from a wide range of elective modules, including history of economic thought, the economics of money and banking/financial economics, the economics of health, environmental economics, Irish economic history, public economics, and development economics. In this way, students can build on core foundations and develop specialist interests, in many cases aligned with their intended area of focus within economics.
Applications and selections
Requirements and assessment
Students work on a supervised research paper in economics over two semesters (ending in May), providing a further opportunity to focus on areas of particular interest aligned with their career ambitions.
Such companies as: Sustainable Energy Ireland; and in government departments and agencies, financial services companies—including consulting.
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €5,965 p.a. 2014/15 (inclusive of Levy)
- Tuition: €5,741 p.a. 2014/15
- Student levy: €224 p.a. 2014/15
Non-EU (Total): €13,250 p.a. 2014/15