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TR001-EC
Arts - Economics

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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499 577*

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499 577

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Economics must be combined with one other TSM subject. An honours degree is awarded in both subjects. 

In the first two years, teaching emphasises the understanding of the basic principles of economics and the acquisition of the quantitative and analytical skills necessary for more in-depth study.

The student will also receive instruction on how the modern economy works both from an Irish and a global perspective. Project work is a very important component of almost all modules within the final year.

If you are interested in current economic affairs or in understanding how public policies could lower unemployment or assist the developing world, then you will find studying economics both stimulating and rewarding. 

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This course is part of a Two-Subject Moderatorship (TSM).


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The following are the CAO codes used for CAO applications to specific two-subject combinations for TCD from 2017:
CAO Code Title Points 2017
TR198  Economics/Geography  499*
TR199  Economics/German  499*
TR202  Economics/History  520*
TR207  Economics/Mathematics  577
TR209  Economics/Philosophy  499*
TR210  Economics/Psychology  555*
TR211  Economics/Russian  499*
TR212  Economics/Sociology  499*
TR213  Economics/Spanish  499*
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Economics students develop exceptional logical reasoning and analytical skills which are highly sought after by employers in a range of fields including business, finance, journalism, law, politics, the public service and academia.

The following are just a few examples of the diverse organisations where Economics graduates work:

  • Dublin Web Summit
  • Abbott
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Credit Suisse
  • Citigroup
  • JP Morgan
  • Accenture
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Irish Life
  • Wolfhound Press
  • Maersk
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • KPMG



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