About This Course
Economics (Competition Governance and Society)
CKI03 Full-time & Part-time
1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time
Full-time, Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
Applicants should have a primary degree in a natural science, engineering or an industrial technology discipline and are currently employed or employed until recently in a scientific laboratory or otherwise actively engaged in scientific research. Recently graduated candidates or candidates with educational and/or professional qualifications deemed equivalent by the Head of the School of Economics may also be considered eligible for application. [See detailed entry requirements] See Requirements for full details.
Not on offer 2020-2021
This degree is a purpose built transformational learning programme open to those holding a primary degree in a natural science, engineering or an industrial technology discipline and are currently employed or employed until recently in a scientific laboratory or otherwise actively engaged in scientific research. It is designed to identify connections between candidates past formal education experience and a foundational economics base, facilitating them to explore a portfolio of conceptual and practical tools that relate to ways of attaining knowledge and the economic system.
Through a series of modules candidates will acquire an extensive and in depth appreciation of core concepts, themes and issues in business economics and economic policy and will develop a business tool kit as a bridge that facilitates a transition in personal development toward business. This will provide candidates with enhanced employment opportunities across a wide range of business and public sector organisations and provides a solid foundation for further study opportunities in economics.
Upon successful completion of this programme, participants should be able to:
- Identify connections between their past formal education experience and a foundational economics base.
- Explore a portfolio of conceptual and practical tools that relate to ways of attaining knowledge and the economic system.
- Develop a business tool kit as a bridge that facilitates a transition in personal development toward business.
This course is a 60 credit programme which may be taken full-time over 9 months or part-time over 18 months (over two academic years) from the date of first registration for the programme. Participants will take the following modules:
- EC5204 Styles of Knowing 1 (5 credits)
- EC5205 Styles of Knowing 2 (5 credits)
- EC5206 Economic Ways of Knowing 1 (5 credits)
- EC5203 Economic Ways of Knowing 2 (5 credits)
- EC5200 Principles for Economic Reasoning 1 (5 credits)
- EC5202 Principles for Economic Reasoning 2 (5 credits)
- EC5207 The Economic System: Complexity and Change 1 (5 credits)
- EC5208 The Economic System: Complexity and Change 2 (5 credits)
- EC5209 Foundations for Business Practices 1 (5 credits)
- EC5210 Foundations for Business Practices 2 (5 credits)
- EC5213 Immersion Experiences 1 (5 credits)
- EC5214 Immersion Experiences 2 (5 credits)
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.
The course will be taught via numerous educational pathways including presentations, seminars, workshops, practical’s and Blended on-Line learning.
Applicants should have a primary degree in a natural science, engineering or an industrial technology discipline and are currently employed or employed until recently in a scientific laboratory or otherwise actively engaged in scientific research. Recently graduated candidates or candidates with educational and/or professional qualifications deemed equivalent by the Head of the School of Economics may also be considered eligible for application. Consideration will also be given to applicants meeting criteria relating to Government and University Policies on Access, Transfer and Progression and Recognition of Prior Learning. Selection for classes will take account of work experiences of applicants to ensure diversity of perspectives in each class as transformational learning requires active engagement by participants in sharing knowledge and ideas for an optimal peer - supporting environment.
If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.
English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.
For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.
Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.
For more information please contact the International Office.
Fees and Costs
If your course is offered full time and part time, normally the fee for the part-time course is half the full-time fee per year, please check the fact file for confirmation.
If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.
EU student fee payment:
Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.
International student fee payment:
Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.
How can I pay?
By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.
If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at email@example.com .
The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.
How Do I Apply
1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.
2. Apply Online
Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.
3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.
- Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
- Any supplementary forms requested for your course.
Please log into PAC for more details.
4. Application processing timeline
Our online application system PAC opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details.
For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here.
Questions on how to apply?
Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.
Please not that this course is NOT going ahead 2016-2017. Application for this programme is online at www.pac.ie/ucc.