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DN510
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 HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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Economics is a social science which studies the distribution of resources in society, in the form of goods, services, and labour. It covers topics such as how we get incomes and spend them, how goods are priced, how banks function, and how consumers behave in different markets.

It is strongly recommended that you study Economics only if you have at least a grade O3/H4 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics or equivalent. (H4 will be mandatory from 2018)

Economics can be taken as a Single Honours Degree (DN510) or as a Joint Honours Degree (DN500).

The BA degree in UCD (DN500) may be taken as a Joint Honours or a Single Honours Degree. Joint Honours' students take two subjects to degree level (and indicate their two chosen subjects on their CAO form). Single Honours' students take one subject to degree level. In First Year of both programmes students also study an additional subject which they can drop at the end of the academic year.

 

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It is strongly recommended that you study Economics only if you have at least a grade O3/H4 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics or equivalent. 


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Student exchange within economics is possible with a number of specific universities.

Graduates with a degree in economics are well placed for a range of employment opportunities, and go into careers in:

- Banking
- Financial services
- Accountancy
- Economic consultancy
- Research
- Administration
- Journalism
- Teaching
- Public relations.



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