Joint Major, Stage One

Students who are admitted to UCD via entry route DN500 (UCD Arts) and wish to continue studying economics in stage 2 as part of their degree programme must take and pass the following four Economic modules in stage 1:

            ECON10770 Introduction to Economics

            ECON 10010 Principles of Microeconomics,

            ECON 10020 Principles of Macroeconomics,

            ECON 10030 Introduction to Quantitative Economics

Please note that students who have achieved at least a grade of O3/H7 in Leaving cert Math should take ECON10070 and ECON10030 in semester 1, and ECON10010 and ECON10020 in semester 2.

Students who have achieved a grade less than O3/H7 in Leaving Cert Math must take, in semester 1, a level 0 Math module (MST00050) that will provide them with sufficient mathematical background for them to be able to study ECON10030. These students will therefore need to register for ECON10770 and MST00050 in semester 1, and for ECON10010 and ECON10020 in semester 2. Conditional on their successful completion of MST00050, they can then register in semester 2 for ECON10030. Students should be aware that if they fail MST00050 in semester 1 they will not be able to progress to stage 2 Economics in 2018-19 since they will need to register for a resit of that module in semester 2 and will only be able to register for ECON10030 in semester 1 of the next year, subject to passing the resit. Students who need to take MST00050 are therefore advised to pick an extra subject if they wish to avoid a progression delay. 

Students are also welcome to take an additional Level 1 module offered by the School, ECON 10040 Economics and Society, as option, although it is not a necessary prerequisite for progressing to Economics in stage 2.