Economics & Finance

Course Information

BSc (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)

Full Time - Undergraduate Studies

CAO Code: DN670
CAO Points Range 2017: 589
Length of Course: 3 Years (4 Years with optional Internship)
Average Intake: 60

Leaving Certificate:
  • H4 in Mathematics
  • O6/H7 in English, Irish, a third language, and two other recognised subjects
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Why is this course for me?

If you have a strong interest or ability in economics, maths and statistics, this degree provides everything you need for a future career in the areas of financial economics, banking and finance. Recognised as one of the premier degrees in Ireland and internationally in these areas, it equips students with outstanding expertise in quantitative methods, analytical skills and a rigorous preparation in economics and finance. The competence in quantitative methods and analytical skills that the programme develops are precious on their own in many careers and provide the essential background for learning Economics & Finance.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

This highly regarded degree offers you exceptionally good prospects in banking and financial services. Other possible areas for future employment or study are:

  • Analytics or risk analysis
  • Stock brokering
  • Fund management
  • Investment banking
  • Insurance
  • Corporate finance
  • Economics

Internship Programme

Our one-year paid Internship Programme places successful applicants with leading national or international companies.


What Will I Study

First Year – Develop Your Knowledge

Initially, especially in first and part of second year, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of core principles, concepts, methods and theories relevant to the study of economics and finance. The emphasis initially will be on quantitative methods (Maths and Stats) and Economics, as well as some Accounting, to build solid foundations on which, later on, to build competences in business and, more generally, applied subjects, with special emphasis on Finance.


  • Economics, Micro & Macro
  • Statistics, Statistical Modelling & Statistical Probability
  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Analysis
  • Principles of Finance
  • Linear Algebra
  • Advanced Calculus

Year 2 & Final Year – Apply This Knowledge

You’ll then learn to apply this knowledge to practical and important problems faced by businesses and policy makers in a broad range of settings.

The emphasis will be on problems and applications relevant to the financial industry and corporate financial management. If you choose one of the other streams (Economics, Maths & Stats), the emphasis will be instead on different aspects of economic analysis and quantitative methods needed to support (as a consultant or an analyst) and undertake (as a manager or a policy-maker) decision-making in a corporate or policy-making setting.


  • Taxation
  • Probability Theory
  • Economics, Macro 1 & Micro 1
  • Financial Institution Management
  • Optimisation in Finance
  • Irish Economy
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Analysis
  • Financial Mathematics

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International Study Opportunities

We encourage you to pursue an international study experience with our elite exchange partners across the globe.


“The programme was hugely beneficial in bridging the gap between academic under- standing and the work I’ll be doing in the future. Overall, it has pushed me to become more experienced, more focused, more skilled and generally more employable. Without a doubt, the ten months I spent with the Skype finance team was one of the most beneficial periods of learning and development I have undergone, one which I would highly recommend to anybody interested in expanding their knowledge, their network or their experience.”

Brian Liston BSc Economics and Finance. Co- Founder at Seed CX

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