INTRA Programme BA Economics Politics and Law

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BA Economics Politics and Law


In the first two years of the course, there’s an equal weighting of the three disciplines.

Three compulsory research methods modules taken in Year One by students will provide core learning skills that they will use throughout their degree and career. In Years Two and Three, modules will further enhance their knowledge of research methods and dissertation skills in all three disciplines. These skills will provide them with the necessary tools to analyse major issues affecting our world today from an economic, political and legal perspective. In Year Three, students take a core module in each discipline. After that, they are free to specialise in one of the three disciplines or continue to study a combination of all three.


Economics, Politics and Law graduates find work in public service and private industry in international and European institutions in:

  • Tax/financial services

  • Law

  • Journalism

  • Policy-evaluation

  • Research

They also pursue:

  • Further studies in teaching

  • Higher degrees in economics, politics, law, international relations, business and journalism

  • Careers as trainee solicitors, on successful completion of relevant entrance exams


INTRA Internship

Students studying for Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics, Politics and Law are required to complete a twelve-month INTRA placement at the end of second year.


Course Modules

Core Modules

  • Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to European Integration
  • American Political System
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Constitutional Law
  • The Irish Legal System
  • Introduction to Research Skills / Methods
  • Legal Research and Methods
  • Mathematics for Economics



Core Modules

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Public Finance
  • The Irish Political System
  • Global Political Economy
  • Comparative European Politics
  • The Law of Contract
  • European Union Law
  • Advanced European Union Law


INTRA (Optional)

Core Modules

  • Topics in Applied Economics
  • Public Policy
  • Company Law

Optional Modules

  • Industrial Economics
  • Irish Economic Analysis
  • Financial Theory
  • Financial Markets
  • Econometrics and Forecasting
  • International Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Public Choice
  • Urban and Regional Economics
  • Administrative Law
  • Post-Soviet Politics
  • Employment Law
  • European Union Law
  • Contemp. Politics of the M. East and N. Africa
  • Jurisprudence
  • US Interventions and Global Politics
  • Issues in American Politics
  • Dissertation
  • Law of Evidence
  • Gender and Politics
  • Political Terrorism
  • Issues in European Integration
  • Unrecognised States in the Intl. System
  • Property Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Advanced Company Law
  • Family Law
  • Principles of Equity and Trusts
  • Political Leadership
  • Mathematics of Finance: An Introduction


If you would be interested in hiring from this programme, please get in touch.



INTRA Coordinator  Email Address  Contact Number 
Sarah Fleming 01-7006375