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EC121 - Mathematical Techniques A

  • Module code: EC121
  • Module name: Mathematical Techniques A
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To provide the requisite mathematical techniques for a thorough and rigorous study of economic analysis, econometric methods and applied economics subjects, appropriate to joint honours courses with Economics.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module you will have acquired a foundation in mathematical techniques to study economics; and enhanced your capability to think clearly and rigorously, as required in the study of economics.

Timetabled teaching activities

All teaching for this module will be in Term 1 (the autumn term), with three lectures per week and weekly seminars. The first two weeks will be devoted to revision of GCSE algebra and will involve more intensive class teaching.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: EC121-12)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 12.5%
Assessed Course Work 12.5%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 75%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development (L1L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 1