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EC9C5 - Topics in Labour Economics

  • Module code: EC9C5
  • Module name: Topics in Labour Economics
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to develop the skills and knowledge of advanced labour economics necessary for a career as an academic economist and in all areas where advanced research skills in labour economics are required. Specifically, it aims to teach the students to understand, appreciate, and ultimately contribute to, frontier research. It is intended to be comparable to modules taught in the best research universities in the USA and elsewhere in Europe.

Principal learning outcomes

Have a good overview and a thorough understanding of topics in advanced labour economics. Develop a critical knowledge of recent research in some key areas of advanced labour economics. Enable students to pursue their own research agenda in the field.

Timetabled teaching activities

30 Support and Feedback classes.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: EC9C5-12)
A (Assessed work only) Assignment 1 50%
  Assignment 2 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • in Economics (Master of Research plus PhD) (L1PL) - Year 2