MSc in Economics
The MSc in Economics at Trinity College Dublin focuses on developing the core skills needed to undertake research in economics or engage in policy analysis. It emphasises active and problem-based learning to ensure mastery of a wide range of quantitative skills. This is made possible by keeping class sizes small.
The MSc programme incorporates both taught and research components, providing the foundation for advanced research in economics and the pursuit of promising professional careers. Students have the choice of working towards a MSc in Economics or a MSc in Economics (International Development). The International Development Strand allows students interested in this rapidly expanding field to acquaint themselves with the tools needed to study the economies of developing regions.
What makes the MSc. in Economics at Trinity College Dublin special?
Our course is tailored to your interests. Its modular design provides maximum flexibility for you to choose your areas of specialisation. This means that, whether you want to focus on development economics, international macroeconomics, economic history, quantitative methods, or political economy, we have the right content for you. In addition, we offer a unique strand in Economics (International Development) that caters to this dynamic and growing field.
At Trinity, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality instruction by a team of engaged lecturers who operate at the forefront of their fields. Our students are guided in their learning through tutorials, preparatory classes, and Departmental research seminars, also organised in collaboration with TIME and IM-TCD. Throughout the programme, we assist you in developing your own research idea into a high-quality academic paper. We keep our class sizes small to make sure that you get the attention and pastoral care you need.
A significant number of our MSc students have gone on to study for a PhD at leading universities around the world such as Boston University, Duke University, New York University, Oxford, LSE, University College London, University of Queensland, Stanford University and Trinity College Dublin.
However, at Trinity, we realise that the opportunities open to our MSc students extend beyond academia. That is why we expose our students to a broad range of analytical tools, topics, and methodological approaches, which helps them to develop their academic research interests at the same time as broadening their set of transferable skills. This means our graduates are also highly sought after by private sector employers, for example in banking, finance, and consulting. Many of our graduates also go on to pursue successful careers in government, multinational organisations, think tanks and non-governmental organisations who value the analytical and problem-solving skills our graduates possess.
Candidates should normally have achieved at least a second-class honours, Grade 1 degree that has a significant quantitative component. Applications are welcomed from candidates with single or joint honours Economics degrees, social science, and business degrees with a large share of final-year Economics options, or degrees in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering.
Candidates from backgrounds other than economics or mathematical degrees are requested to provide evidence of their mathematical ability, for example, specific courses completed, standardised tests (GRE/GMAT), references etc.
All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present evidence of English language competency. International Students - English Language Requirements
Closing date for the submission of applications is June 30th, 2021. Late applications from strongly qualified applicants may be considered after this date subject to availability of places.
Fees details are available at https://www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/fees-and-payments/assets/world/PG_2021_Fees.pdf