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.

Here is a presentation on studying Economics at UCD from our annual Open Evening in January and here is a video on doing undergraduate study in Economics.

Graduate Studies

For graduates, UCD offers Masters degrees in Economics as well as a PhD programme. Our Masters programmes feature small group teaching from leading economists and the option of either a supervised research thesis or an economics-related internship.  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.