NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
Entry Route: Bachelor of Arts - LM002
Economics can be taken as part of the UL Arts Degree as a joint honours combination. Review the subjects you can study with Economics by looking at the table on the BA Arts course page.
Economics, as part of a joint options combination, will appeal to you if you enjoy keeping up with current affairs and are excited about the challenges of understanding the way economies function. It is an especially suitable choice if you have strong mathematical and analytical skills. It will also appeal to you if you are not yet sure what career you see yourself pursuing in the future, as this subject choice will teach you a range of skills that can be applied to a number of future careers in business, public service, social and economic research, public relations and journalism among others.
Why Study Economics at UL?
Many of the managerial decisions taken in modern business organisations and financial institutions require a good understanding of the global economic environment. Studying economics will develop habits of rigorous thought and practice in clear writing. Besides, it includes the application of quantitative tools, learning to use statistics and to read critically. As Economics majors, students acquire the skills to explain why economic phenomena occur and how economies can improve. The study of economics is an excellent way to acquire problem-solving skills and develop a logical, ordered way of looking at world current affairs.