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Why switch to single honours economics?

You should consider switching to single honours economics if you a) have a strong interest in economics, b) have performed well in your first and second year ECON modules, and c) want an economics-related career when you finish your studies.
Research from the UK shows that, relative to not going to college, studying economics at university boosts women's pay by 75% and men's pay by 40% by age 30; which is more than ten times the return to studying some other subjects such as creative arts (Britton et al. 2020).

Application Conditions for Economics Single Major 2024

  • Students must be studying Economics in DN700 as a Joint Major, Major/Minor, PPE or EMS.
  • Students must be eligible to progress to Stage 3 in their degree (i.e. have passed all Stage 1 credits and at least 50 credits in Stage 2).
  • By the end of Stage 2, you must have achieved an average GPA of at least 3.4 across the following modules:
    • ECON20010
    • ECON20020
    • ECON20040 (or STAT10060 for EMS students) 
  • You must have achieved at least a B- grade in ECON20040 (or STAT10060 for EMS students)

What happens if I transfer to the single major?

  • If you transfer, you will remain registered in DN700 (4-year degree) and you will receive a BSc in Economics.
  • You will not join the cohort of students in DN710 (3-year degree). You will have to complete a 4-year degree and you still have the possibility to go away or do an internship. Please contact the Social Sciences College Office ((opens in a new window)socialsciences@ucd.ie), for any questions in relation to these.
  • If you have not already passed MATH20330 or MST20050 or MST20070, then you will have to take and pass one of these modules.
  • You will be required to enrol in the following modules in either Stage 3 or Stage 4:
    • ECON30130 Econometrics
    • ECON30290 Advanced Microeconomics
    • ECON30120 Advanced Macroeconomics
    • ECON30530 Advanced Econometrics: Microeconometrics or ECON30540 Advanced Econometrics: Time Series
    • Economics Research Project (Stage 4 only)

You should be aware that these are difficult, technical modules.

  • Students who do not go away or do an internship must take 100 credits of economics modules spread over stages 3 and 4 (you will take almost every Economics Level 3 module that we offer). The remaining 20 credits can be taken from modules outside of economics.

Applications will be taken from April 1st until May 31st, 2024.

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