BSc Economics From University College Dublin

Program Overview

Economics explores how and why people make decisions and choose between alternative ways of spending their money and using their time, energy and skills. That is why Economics can help to shed light on decision-making in areas from love and marriage, to sports and crime. If you are interested in people’s behaviour and in current affairs, and if you enjoy problem-solving and are naturally analytical with good numeracy skills, then Economics will appeal to you.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 58,600


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90


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First Year

All students will study Introduction to Economics, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, and Introduction to Quantitative Economics. Single-Major students will study additional modules to develop key skills at the early stage in their programme, so that they may proceed to a wide range of advanced and speciality electives in second and third year. Single-Major students also select two optional modules from Sociology, Geography, Politics, Mathematics or Statistics, plus one elective modules.

Second Year

Joint-Major students will be introduced to data analysis and statistical modelling and will take intermediate modules in microeconomics and macroeconomics. Single-Major students will select from optional modules designed to build on core skills, including: Optimisation for Economics, Introduction to Financial Economics and an Economic Research Workshop, plus Elective modules.

Third Year

In their final year, Single-Major students will undertake an Economics Research Workshop and deepen their technical knowledge by taking advanced modules in econometrics, microeconomics and/or macroeconomics. They also have access to optional field modules such as health economics, money and banking, public economics and elective modules. Joint Major students can apply to undertake an internship or to study abroad for a semester or year.

Fourth Year

In their final year, Joint-Major students choose modules that deepen their technical knowledge and specialise in their preferred economic fields by appropriately choosing optional modules.

Leaving Certificate:

DN710 BSc Economics 

  • H5 in Mathematics

  • O6/H7 in English, Irish and three other recognised subjects

DN700 BSc Social Sciences  

  • O6/H7 in English, Irish, Mathematics and three other recognised subjects

If you obtain less than O3\H7 in Leaving Certificate mathematics you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module before taking Introduction to Quantitative Economics.


An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version. 

In 2022 and 2023 we will accept IELTS indicator. It may not be recognised after that depending on the outcome of a review.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 

A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with no less than 21 in writing and at least 19 in every other section.

The fees for BSc Economics may vary from  €19,900 to €25,000 anually for tuition fees. The fee's prices may get higher for international students.

Economics graduates are in high demand – our graduates work in Bank of Ireland, Price Waterhouse Cooper, KPMG, Paddy Power and Deloitte.

Economics graduates can expect to have direct access to Economics, Business and Finance Master’s.


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