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Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to provide students with an opportunity to study a variety of topics drawn from the broad field of applied economics. Already the department offers a wide range of choice of modules but the width of the discipline implies that in any one year there will be some specialist fields of Economics which are not covered in the menu of core and optional modules. A complementary aim is to offer a module in which final year students can benefit from teaching delivered by leading researchers in the specialist field. Each year, the topics covered within the module are likely to change to reflect the heterogeneity of specialist research interests of teaching staff, the changing issues within the discipline and the changing topics taught elsewhere within the Economics degree programmes.

Principal learning outcomes

Demonstrate an advanced capacity for analytical thinking, reasoning and application, and the ability to abstract and problem solve. Develop a well-developed understanding of economic principles, applied economics, economic information, and research issues. Demonstrate prowess in data skills, mathematical/statistical skills and written communication skills.

Timetabled teaching activities

20 Lecture hours.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: EC340-15)
B (Examination only) 2 hour examination (Summer) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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