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If you like solving problems, and like to question what underlies the physical and economic world around you, then this may well be the course for you. By the end of this course you will be able to apply various mathematical techniques to understanding the physical and economic world around us.
Entry route to Economics and Mathematical Sciences at UL is via LM124 Mathematics Common Entry.
Why Study Economics and Mathematical Sciences at UL?
With strong applied quantitative skills, employment prospects for graduates of this programme are very good. In a dynamic learning environment, you will develop high standards of numeracy and key skills in analytical thinking, therefore many diverse career opportunities will be open to you upon graduation.
The aim of this degree is to equip the mathematically competent students with a more specialised focus at the level of mathematical theory and statistical analysis, while simultaneously providing them with an exposure to the principles of economics and its key applications.
What you will study
The course is full time over four years. In the first two years of the programme, students are introduced to the principles of macro - and microeconomics, calculus, and statistics. The final two years of the programme concentrate on the development of skills in mathematical modelling, statistical analysis and econometrics and their application to a range of problems in economics. The second semester of Year 3 is spent on a Cooperative Education placement. You will gain experience in a working environment which requires the skills that you will have developed during your studies.
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|Year 1||Semester 1||Semester 2||Summer|
|MS4021||Calculus 1||MS4022||Calculus 2|
|MS4131||Linear Algebra 1||MS4212||Introductory Data Analysis|
|AC4213||Financial Accounting||Electives – choose two of:|
|Electives – choose one of:||AC4214||Accounting for Financial Decision Making|
|MS4101||Mathematical Laboratory||CS4112||Computer Science 2|
|CS4111||Computer Science 1|
|Year 2||Semester 3||EC4006||Intermediate Macroeconomics||Summer|
|MS4213||Probability Theory||EC4014||International Economics|
|MS4403||Ordinary Differential Equations||EC4024||Financial Economics|
|EC4003||Intermediate Microeconomics||Electives – choose two of:|
|EC4307||Econometrics||MS4404||Partial Differential Equations|
|MS4013||Vector Analysis||MS4014||Introduction to Numerical Analysis|
|MS4303||Operations Research 1|
|Year 3||Semester 5||C04320||Cooperative Education||Summer|
|MS4215||Advanced Data Analysis|
|EC4333||Economics of European Integration|
|Electives – choose one of:|
|EC4045||Economics of Natural Resources|
|And One of:|
|MA4607||Intro to Applied Mathematical Modelling in Continuum|
|MS4105||Linear Algebra 2|
|Year 4||Semester 7||EC4408||Public Finance||Summer|
|EC4417||Industrial Economics||EC4418||Monetary Economics and International Finance|
|EC4427||Managerial Economics||MS4317||Final Year Project B|
|EC4015||Final Year Project A||Electives – choose two from:|
|Electives – choose two from:||MS4218||Time Series Analysis|
|MS4217||Stochastic Processes||MA4128||Advanced Data Modelling|
|MS4315||Operations Research 2||MS4408||Mathematical Modelling|
|MS4117||Discrete Mathematics 2||MS4018||Dynamical Systems|
|MS4407||Perturbation Techniques &||MS4327||Optimisation|
Applicants are required to hold the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include:
Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.
In addition, applicants must hold a minimum grade H3 in Mathematics. A Special Mathematics Examination will be offered at UL following the Leaving Certificate results for those students who did not achieve the Mathematics requirement.
We welcome applications from mature students. Mature applicants must apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1 February.
Careers open to you with a degree in Economics & Mathematical Sciences include;
- Market Research Analyst
- Securities Trader
- Investment Banking Analyst
- Health Policy Planner
- International trade specialist
- Education (incl. teaching and research)
- Civil Service
- Actuarial services
This degree programme was developed in response to trends in the labour market indicating the increasing premium that business sectors place on highly numerate graduates who also possess an understanding of the economic and commercial environment. There is always demand from employers for such graduates in various spheres; business, education, as well as the public and financial sectors.
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This course is certainly challenging but offers an excellent degree at the end which is regarded very highly by employers. Graduates of the programme are considered competent and very logical - two much sought-after characteristics by employers. Luckily my Coop employers JP MorganChase spotted these qualities, and have offered me a job upon graduation.
Stella Abimbola Alenkhe
Each day is different in my field and that’s what I love most about my job. I work closely with my finance colleagues and support the sales team to drive and achieve our business goals and objectives. I attend various meetings throughout the day to support business needs and requirements, and develop business partnerships with various commercial team members. Financial acumen is a key skill in my role, as it involves analysing financial information and preparing reports on our daily sales and sales targets. It is also my responsibility to monitor the performance of our sales team members.
My course at UL greatly prepared me for this career because of the numerous skills I acquired, ranging from computing and mathematical skills to practical problemsolving skills. The two-subject combination of Economics and Mathematics makes for a very versatile degree.
Stella’s tip: Do your research and be mindful of what topics interest you. Use all the resources available to you and make sure you get the necessary support from your guidance counsellor or anyone who you feel might have a positive impact on your career choices.
Stella currently works as a Financial Analysis Advisor with Dell Inc.