Economics or Finance - Research

Maynooth University


Course Name Economics or Finance - Research
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MHH02 MHH03
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 10 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters PhD
Application Date All applications should be made through the PAC system.
PAC Application Information Applications for all Maynooth University postgraduate programmes must be made online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) at This is an online application system that allows applicants, for a fee of €50, to apply for up to three courses at Maynooth University. Course selection can be from any of our PhD, Research and Taught Masters, Diplomas or Certificate courses. The fee is paid directly to PAC.
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Duration MHH02 PhD 4 years Full-time
MHH03 PhD 6 years Part-time
Course Fee In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
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Financial Support

Postgraduate students are sometimes eligible for more than funding. Tax relief and some medical entitlements are also a possibility. You can find information about budgeting, medical entitlements and tax relief by visiting: www.maynoothuni...

Entry Requirements Applicants must have a minimum of 2.1 in MA/MSc degree in economics or finance. For international students whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. Prospective students should make direct contact with research active academics in advance of making a research proposal.

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Course Content The four year programme of study includes, in the first and possibly subsequent years, reading courses, taught courses, generalist and specialist skills seminars; while the second, third and the fourth years of the programme are dedicated primarily to research skills development and independent research.
Research Areas Research Interests
In the Department we examine fundamental questions of economics, finance and accounting, developing theoretical models to better understand how economies and their components function. We use quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to test these theories and to analyse observed behaviour.
Further Enquiries Programme Director; Dr Gerda Dewit
Tel; +353 (0)1 708 3681
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 3934
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