MSc in Economics and Policy Analysis

MSc in Economics and Policy Analysis

1 Year full-time
Masters, Postgraduate

Course description

The MSc in Economics and Policy Analysis at UL is specifically designed to equip students with the practical skills required for a career in economics.  The current global economic crisis demonstrates the need for well-educated and trained economists in a number of spheres. The course has a strong applied public policy focus which will prepare graduates for positions that require the application of economic knowledge and practical skills. The program has recently been ranked 30th in Western Europe by EdUniversal Best Masters.

As the only masters in economics in Ireland to offer the potential to obtain a double degree through our partnership with HEC Liège, the course offers the opportunity for a number of students to undertake a semester of study in the Business School of the University of Liège.  As part of the agreement, a number of selected students registered for the MSc. in Economics and Policy Analysis can complete two semesters of study here in UL before going to Liège for a further semester of study and then complete a dissertation which is jointly supervised by faculty from UL and Liège. Upon completion, these particular students receive two separate Master degrees – UL’s MSc. in Economics and Policy Analysis and Liège’s Master in Economics.

While the double degree option involves a 2nd year of study at the Masters level it represents a significant opportunity to further develop your skills as an economist and to increase the range of career opportunities available to you. Opting for the double degree involves no extra fee (students only pay the fee for UL’s MSc. in Economics and Policy Analysis) and the entire course in Liège is taught through English so it is not necessary to have any background in French.

Course Delivery

The course will be delivered through interactive lectures and tutorials, guided reading, small group team work, seminars and workshops. The student experience will be enhanced through an international business workshop, professional development modules and guest speakers from industry and related academic areas.