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EC902 - Quantitative Methods: Econometrics A

  • Module code: EC902
  • Module name: Quantitative Methods: Econometrics A
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 50

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of the module is to give students a good grounding in maths, statistics and modern econometric techniques. Within the econometrics element students will study the ways in which the techniques are applied in the empirical analysis of economic data. This module concentrates on the development of these key and fundamental professional skills.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts in mathematics and statistics relevant to the other core modules and be able to apply these concepts to economics; demonstrate a deep understanding of material needed for empirical quantitative analysis, demonstrate a full knowledge of the theory and practice of modern econometrics, particularly applied econometrics; demonstrate the development of the habit of thought, knowledge and understanding to be able to carry out good quality applied econometric research with confidence and authority; develop the critical insight to appraise econometric results obtained by other researchers.mic theory.

Timetabled teaching activities

59 Lecture hours and 35 Seminars plus 2 extra contact hours.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
50 CATS (Module code: EC902-50)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Project 100%
D2 (Assessed/examined work) 3000 word Project 25%
  1 hour Test (locally held) 4%
  2 hour Test (locally held) 6%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 65%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Economics (L1P6) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Economics and International Financial Economics (L1P7) - Year 1