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EC135 - Topics in Applied Economics (1b)

  • Module code: EC135
  • Module name: Topics in Applied Economics (1b)
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

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 in the second and final years of study, and we want to improve the choice of optional modules offered to our first year students. 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; this module seeks to provide exposure to some of these fields. A complementary aim is to offer a module in which first 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 capacity for analytical thinking, reasoning and application, and the ability to abstract and problem solve. Develop a familiarity with and a basic understanding of economic principles, applied economics, economic information, and research issues. Demonstrate a basic understanding of 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: EC135-15)
B (Examination only) 2 hour examination (Summer) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development (L1L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L116) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1