BA Economics

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BA Economics

University College Cork
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  • Bachelor
  • 4 years


Economics is the study of people’s motives, expectations, decisions, hopes, disappointments and uncertainties. It can be used to examine a variety of issues, from social media to poverty. 

The language of work, business, government and the media is increasingly drawn from economics.

Graduates with an economics qualification are needed to address the problems and challenges that are facing business, government and society today.

Choosing economics will give you an excellent foundation for a career in business, finance, government, teaching and the media, and for doing further study in business courses such as marketing, management and computing. The teaching approach that we use will prepare you for working in the knowledge economy.

Admission Requirements

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Courses Units

You need to complete credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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It might sound obvious but “economics” is the unique aspect of this course.  Students who successfully complete this course will know how economists think.  Students undertaking the B.A. have an opportunity to sample a wonderful array of subjects of which economics is one.

Economics will develop your knowledge of economics, your professional skills and yourself, for life after university.

The curriculum for the course is informed by lecturers’ research. Up-to-date teaching methods are used as most staff have a qualification in teaching and learning in higher education.

Career Opportunities

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