MSc Qualifier in Economics

Coordinator: Dr. Tiziana Brancaccio (e-mail:

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Please note that the following information is valid for 2018-19.  Some slight changes may be made before the next offering of the programme. 

The MSc qualifier is designed for graduates who have already obtained a degree in Economics, or related disciplines with some studies in Economics (for example Statistics), and wish to bring their economics to a level that will allow them to undertake our MSc programmes.  The MSc qualifier is not a diploma per se. It is only a first step to be potentially eligible for our Masters programmes. The minimum entry requirement for our Masters for students on the programme is an overall GPA of 3.08 in the MSc Qualifier programme.

The program comprises 26 weeks of taught coursework (30 ECTS credits).

Core Modules (total 20 credits)

The following four core modules are required: 

ECON 20010 Intermediate Microeconomics 1

ECON 20020 Intermediate Macroeconomics

ECON20040 Statistics

ECON 30130 Econometrics 

Students who have already taken either the above modules in UCD, or similar modules in other institutions, must substitute them with modules to be agreed with the MSc Qualifier coordinator.

 Option Modules (total 10 credits)

Students must also take two option modules offered by the School (total 10 credits). This must be Level 3 options.