Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) Economics & Finance

University College Dublin

Course Overview


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.

Recognized 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 valuable on their own in many careers and provide the essential background for learning Economics & Finance.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

3 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

During your second year, we encourage you to pursue an international study experience for one semester at one of our exchange partner universities in Australia, Canada or Singapore.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

50

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,900 p.a.

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Recognised as one of the premier degrees in Ireland and internationally in these areas.
  • Future employment or study options may include: Analytics or Risk Analysis, Stock Brokering, Fund Management
  • This highly regarded degree offers you exceptionally good prospects in banking and financial services.
  • Our optional One-Year Paid Internship Programme places successful students with leading companies nationally and internationally.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

YEAR 1 ENTRY

  • Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
    A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
  • If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.

FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY

  • Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
• TOEFL:

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this.

Special Entry Requirements

n/a

Career Prospects


This highly regarded degree offers you exceptionally good prospects in banking and financial services. Future employment or study options may include:
• Analytics or risk analysis
• Stock brokering
• Fund management
• Investment banking
• Insurance
• Corporate finance
• Economics

Notes


Our optional one-year Internship Programme places successful students with leading companies nationally and internationally. Students may also have the opportunity to work with a voluntary/not-for-profit organisation supported by a scholarship from the School of Business. All placements allow students the opportunity to enhance their business skills outside the classroom and helps inform future career decisions through real-world experience.