Program Title

BSc (Hons) Economics & Finance

Program Duration (Months)


Study Modes

Full Time

Educational qualification required for admission

Higher Secondary School

Admission Criteria

Undergraduate Programme Entry Requirements:

The most popular exams that we receive are outlined below :

International Baccalaureate

If you have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, you can apply for all courses in TU Dublin.

Pass Mark: 4 at a standard level where OD3 is required. Minimum Entry Requirements/Matriculation Proof of English proficiency is required in all cases. There may also be specific subject requirements for courses.

N.B. For Mathematics requirements, Mathematical Studies is NOT acceptable (although it can be used as a subject to meet general matriculation requirements of passes in 6 subjects). Where Mathematical Studies is presented, a Leaving Certificate grade or GCSE may be used to meet specific mathematics requirements for entry (but not as a 6th matric subject).

Bonus Points for Maths (International Baccalaureate)
25 additional points will be awarded for a grade 4 or better on higher level Mathematics ONLY. The bonus points will only be relevant where that subject is scored as one of the applicant’s best four subjects for point purposes.

Recognised School-Leaving Qualification(s) Level 6/7 only
the following qualifications may be recognised for admission to Level 6/7 courses in related areas only. They will be scored to a maximum of 400 points:

Visa and Immigration Requirements:

Like most other countries, Ireland requires candidates from many non-EU countries to have a visa to come and study in Ireland. If you are a citizen of any of the non-EU countries on this list you will need a visa to study in Ireland.

Ireland is not a member of the Schengen Agreement. You will,  therefore, still have to apply for an Irish visa even if you have a visa for a Schengen country.

Applicants are advised to apply for their visa as early as possible as it normally takes eight weeks for it to be processed but in busy periods it may take longer than this. All applicants must apply for a visa using the Online Visa Application Facility only.

Program Description

Economics is the study of how societies, governments, businesses, households and individuals allocate their resources and make choices and the consequences of their decisions. They’re concerned with consumers, workers, industry, commerce and government at the level of the individual and the market (micro-economics) and the national economy (macro-economics).

This programme focuses on the analysis of how these and other factors influence the goods and services an economy produces, the resources it uses in production, and the distribution of its output.

It also focuses on contemporary issues such as the globalisation of world markets, international monetary systems, privatisation of industry and the management of the economy.

The modules will expose you to a wide range of cutting-edge knowledge in the area of economics and finance while giving you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of economic thought that you’ll be able to apply to new events in the economy both in Ireland and internationally for many years to come.

All this is complemented by a focus on financial services, and developing an understanding not only of the internal issues in an organisation but also the external pressures and opportunities that firms deal with regularly.

The programme has a strong core in both Economics and Finance, demonstrating the linkages between the topics and how economic thought has shaped the discipline of Finance, while current financial market behaviour provides food for thought for economic theory.

You can develop your own interests in the final year thanks to a wide range of options, and the opportunity to work on an interesting research issue.

The programme involves case studies, presentations, group work and projects as well as the more formal lectures, with tutorial support. All this will develop your analytical abilities and financial knowledge as well as key skills and competencies in team working, independent research and critical analysis.

Study Abroad Opportunities
In Year 3, you have the option to spend one year studying at a partner University in Northern Europe, the United States, Canada or Australia.

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

Career Opportunities

Typical graduates go on to work in areas such as investment banking, financial services, money markets, commercial banking, journalism, economic analysis, policy analysis, and public/private sector economic research units, or continue in academia to research further topics of interest to them. Given the continuing central importance of the financial services sector to the Irish economy, there is a clear demand for high-quality graduates with numerical, analytical and practical skills in Economics and Finance.

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