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COURSE TITLE Master of Arts in Economics (by Research)








Second Cycle

Level 7

5 Semesters

Part-time Evening


The MA is assessed mainly on the research dissertation which is supervised one-to-one and a taught section on research methodology. Students intending to pursue an academic career should seek prior advice from the Department/Unit within FEMA, as some specialisms may require skills that can more easily be provided via the taught programmes.
LEARNING OUTCOMES This Masters has been devised for students who wish to develop advanced research skills in business areas and explore an area of interest in depth, test out a possible research topic, and learn the skills of extended scholarly writing.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY As noted above this will help you to develop your advanced research skills, in business areas and help you explore your area of interest in depth, test out a possible research topic, and learn the skills of extended scholarly writing. Thereby preparing you for PhD. studies or any other research areas.
COURSE INTENDED FOR This is an attractive advanced qualification which may also be suitable if you are seeking a career in academic research.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:
(a) the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in the same or in a closely related area of study as the area of study applied for, provided that applicants in possession of this degree with Third Class Honours shall satisfy the Board that they are in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience, obtained following the first cycle degree or
(b) a degree with at least Second Class Honours or Category II, in any other area deemed relevant by the Board or
(c) a qualification deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be comparable to the qualifications listed in paragraphs (a) and (b), provided that, in appropriate cases, where applicants lack essential knowledge in the area of research methodology, the Board may require students admitted to the Course to follow and pass supplementary study-unit/s in the said area to which a maximum of 12 ECTS credits are assigned in addition to the programme of study specified below.

The admission of applicants under sub-paragraph (b) and if necessary (c), may be made conditional on the results of an interview conducted for the purpose.

Interviews, if necessary, shall be conducted by a board composed of at least three members appointed by the Board for the purpose.

Preparatory Programme

Applicants in possession of an Ordinary Degree classified with at least Category II shall be required to complete a preparatory programme comprising not less than 30 ECTS credits and not more than 60 ECTS credits as directed by the Board, obtained with an average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration as regular students on the Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2014.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.



Last Updated: 15 June 2017
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Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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