I am Head of the School of Economics in University College Dublin.

UCD has Ireland’s leading economics department. Our economists are experts with international reputations in a wide range of topics such as macroeconomics, econometrics, applied microeconomics, international trade, health economics and economic history. Papers from the School’s working paper series can be found here.

Undergraduate Studies

At UCD, you can study Economics either as a single subject major (CAO Code: DN510) or as a joint honours major within UCD’s Bachelor of Arts programme (CAO Code: DN500). Our single honours degree will offer you the chance to specialise by taking more Economics classes from the start of your degree and includes a number of special smaller group classes that are only available to single honours students.  For both single and joint honours options, you take a set of core subjects in first year and then pick from a wide range of choices in second and third years. Details on the degree options are available here.

Presentation: Why Study Economics at UCD?

Here’s a Youtube video from a few years ago featuring some of our staff talking about studying Economics.

And here’s a presentation with lots of information on studying Economics at UCD.

Graduate Studies

For graduates, UCD offers a Masters degree in Economics as well as a PhD programme. Our Masters programme features small group teaching from leading economists and a supervised research thesis.  Masters students are an integral part of our School community, attending research seminars and receiving a wide range of supports for students to help them prepare for the research thesis element of their degree. You will find more information here.