Higher Diploma in Economics (60 Credits)

Coordinator: Dr. Tiziana Brancaccio (e-mail: tiziana.brancaccio@ucd.ie)

Please note that the following information is valid for 2018-19.  Some slight changes may be made before the next offering of the programme.  This programme is not open to undergraduate UCD students who have taken Economics in Stage 2 and 3 of the Modular system.)

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The Higher Diploma in Economics (Full-time) is a one-year 60 credit (ECTS) programme. It is designed for 

  1. students who wish to undertake further postgraduate study such as the taught MSc but whose undergraduate degree does not reach the required standard in economics. The minimum entry requirement for the taught MSc is an overall GPA of 3.08 (B-) or 2H1 in the Higher Diploma.
  2. Students who do not plan to take further postgraduate study but wish to enhance their economics education.

Entry requirement:  BA or equivalent

Note: Students with little or no mathematics in their background will find the program difficult.

The program requests that students complete 10 modules: 4 core modules and 6 option modules.

CORE MODULES (30 CREDITS)

Students MUST take the following modules (7.5 credits each)

ECON 42450 Microeconomic Theory

ECON 42430 Macroeconomic Theory

ECON 42480 STATISTICS HDip

ECON 42470 ECONOMETRICS HDip.

OPTION MODULES (30 CREDITS)

Students must take 6 option modules (5 credits each) to be chosen among the list of level 2 and 3 option modules offered by the School; of theseat least 3 must be level 3 modules.

Modules offered for 2018-19 include in semester 1:

ECON20060

Irish Economy

ECON20080

Economic Policy Analysis

ECON20190

Introduction to Financial Econ

ECON30100

Health Economics

ECON30180

Industrial Economics

ECON30270

Behavioural Economics

ECON30290

Advanced Microeconomics

ECON30360

Labour Economics

ECON30400

Political Economy

ECON30410

Development Economics

MATH20330

Optimisation for Economics

 and in semester 2:

DEV20130

Sustainable Development Goals

ECON20100

Game Theory

ECON20120

European Economy

ECON20130

Economic History

ECON20160

Economics of the Environment

ECON30120

Advanced Macroeconomics

ECON30150

International Money & Banking

ECON30160

International Trade Economics

ECON30170

Financial Economics

ECON30190

Public Economics

ECON30260

Transport Economics

ECON30380

Economics of Financial Crisis

ECON30390

Experimental Economics