Study Finance, Economics, Mathematics and a choice of languages or Computer Science. Languages available: Chinese, French, German and Spanish are available to complete beginners. Leaving Certificate H4 recommended to study non-beginner level French, German, Spanish.
Either work or study abroad in 3rd year (or work in an internationally orientated company in Ireland all subject to availability). You may study abroad in the 1st semester, and work in the 2nd.
Learn how the financial system works how assets are traded, international markets are linked, government policy decisions affect the economy and how financial markets respond.
Why choose this degree?
- Be prepared both intellectually and practically for employment in the highly competitive and dynamic world of international finance.
- Use analytical tools including mathematics, deductive logic and applied statistics to examine problems and devise logical solutions.
- This degree is not suitable for those mostly interested in the accounting side of finance (though all students are recommended to take one module in Accounting).
Duration: 3 years (4 years with optional placement or Erasmus/Study Abroad)
- 15 credits of Economics
- 7.5 credits of Mathematics (taking an extra 7.5 credits of Mathematics in 2nd semester is recommended)
- Students also take 1 subject from Mandarin Chinese*, French*, German*, Spanish* or Computer Science and 1 other subject from Bachelor of Arts Groups 1, 2 or 5, which may include Critical Skills (maximum 1 subject per group). See BA groups table.
- Students are strongly recommended to take 7.5 credits of Accounting, however, because of timetable restrictions, it will only be available to those taking Computer Science, Spanish or German (not as beginner). These students will have a second opportunity to take an Introduction to Accounting course in 2nd year.
Choose between 2 possible routes:
- Single Major in Economics and Finance
- Major/Minor with Economics and Finance as the Major and either Computer Science or their 1st year language or Mathematical Studies as a Minor. Approximately 33% of a students time is spent on the Minor
Optional 10 credit Elective in 2nd year
Some students may choose to complete a work placement or study abroad year between 2nd and final year and graduate after the 4th year.
The University will support you in the search for a placement job; however, the process is competitive.
Back on the Maynooth University campus taking the Single Major or Major/Minor (depending on the 2nd year option chosen).
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International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements
Mature applicants are assessed separately to school-leavers. Mature applicants are 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time/flexible degrees the mature age is 21.
Mature applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any written tests that may be required, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2024 to the Access Office.
Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2024
Leaving Certificate Applicants
Required to present 2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish, English & O4/H7 Mathematics. Non-beginner Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Spanish: Leaving Cert H4 recommended. Beginner Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Spanish: no previous study required. MH416 Round 1 Points 2023: 420
HEAR and DARE
DARE: The Disability Access Route to Education is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.
HEAR: The Higher Education Access Route is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Maynooth Education
Click here for details about optional Critical Skills courses, Electives and degree pathways.
APPLY TO THE CAO
The application process depends on the type of applicant you are. Click here for all information about how to apply.
Categories of applicant:
- School-leavers (Leaving Certificate students)
- Mature students (23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University/part-time degrees the mature age is 21)
- EU/EFTA/UK students
- International students (outside the EU)
- QQI (Further Education) students
- Transferring students
- Deferring students