Economics & Policy Analysis MSc From University of Limerick

Program Overview

Brief Description

This programme combines core theoretical foundations with a strong applied focus to prepare students for a variety of careers in economics & economics related fields.  It is the first and only masters in economics in Ireland to offer a double degree option through our partnership with HEC Liège (the Business School of the University of Liège) in Belgium.



  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee



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The MSc in Economic Analysis is a one-year, full time programme.  The programme consists of two semesters of four modules and a research paper to be completed over the Summer.

Semester 1    

  • EC6011 Microeconomics Theory
  • EC6021 Macroeconomic Theory
  • EC6031 Evolution of Economic Theory
  • EC6061 Applied Data for Economics
  • EC6071 Preliminary Mathematics & Statistics for Economics
  • FI6101 Global Finance & Capital Markets
  • EC6041 Data Management for Policy Analysis & Evaluation

Optional Module

  • CO6001 Professional Development 1

Semester 2    

  • EC6112 Econometrics
  • EC6122 Public Finance & Regulation
  • EC6132 Industrial Policy: Theory, Practice & Evaluation
  • EC6142 Labour & Education Economics
  • EC6152 Dissertation Preparation

Optional Module

  • CO6002 Professional Development 2

 Semester 3 (Summer)

  • EC6003 Dissertation 1
  • EC6023 International Business Workshop
  • EC6033 Economics Dissertation 2A

Normally applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in economics or a programme where economics is a major component (for example, business/commerce). An interview may form part of the application process.  In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions will meet this requirement. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, the candidate should meet the University's English language requirements. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows

  1. Residency
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
  2. Citizenship
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Our future graduates can expect to gain employment as an economist in areas such as the Financial Sector (e.g. banking, finance, financial services), Government Agencies (e.g. civil service, state banks, central bank, state sponsored bodies, regulatory authorities), Education (lecturing and teaching), Further Study (e.g. PhD), Research (university and other dedicated research agencies).


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