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Economics & Finance / Eacnamaíocht ┐Airgeadas

Course Title:  Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics & Finance 

2023 CAO Points: 423

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of




2 H5s

Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:
One of the following awards:
  • BBSSX Business Studies – Secretarial
  • 5M1997 Office Administration
  • BBSAX Business Studies – Administration
  • 5M2468 Business Administration
  • BBSIT / 5M2111 International Trade
  • BMXXX / 5M2069 Marketing
  • BBSXX / 5M2102 Business Studies
Level 6:
Full award in a relevant discipline
A distinction in 5 modules is required which must include one of the following:
  • B20029 / 5N2066 Statistics
  • C20139 / 5N1833 Mathematics
  • Leaving Certificate Mathematics 04/H7
One of the following:
  • B20001 / 5N1348 Accounting Manual & Computerised
  • B20151 / 5N1350 Applied Economics

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

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 course 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 course 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 course 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

You can opt between Year 2 and Year 3 to spend an additional year studying at a partner University in Europe, United States, Canada, Australia, South America or Asia.

Typical graduates go on to work in areas such as:

  • Investment Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Money Markets
  • Commercial Banking
  • Journalism
  • Economic Analysis
  • Policy Analysis
  • Public/Private sector economic research units

Given the continuing central importance of the financial services sector to the Irish economy, there is clear demand for high-quality graduates with numerical, analytical and practical skills in Economics and Finance.

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry are listed on the CAO website.

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

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


3 years, 4 years

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