MSc Economic Policy Studies

The MSc in Economic Policy Studies (EPS) is a two-year part time programme, organised by the Department of Economics at Trinity College, Dublin. It is designed to provide graduates with the skills to apply economic perspectives, approaches and related skills to the study of policy issues.

The aim of the programme is to provide participants with a greater understanding of the policy process and the ability to engage confidently in evidence based economic policy making. It enables graduates to contribute effectively to the processes of economic policy formulation, change and implementation, using various concepts and methods in social science analyses. Policy making in any field requires a wide range of skills and analytical approaches; while this programme focuses on economic policy and on the economic analysis of other policies, thepolitical economy context, both domestically and internationally, is also explored.

The 2012/2014 programme specialises in two aspects of economic policy-making, project analysis and appraisal and competition/regulation evaluation. Arising from this, each student will write a substantial evidence based dissertation related to one of these areas. From September 2014 an additional specialised module will be offered, Money and Banking.

There is an intake of students every second year – the next student intake will be for the academic year commencing September 2014. The application system will open in November 2013.

The brochure for the programme can be found at this link: MSc EPS Brochure 2014-2016 and the departmental homepage with a link to the application system can be found here.