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Department of Economics, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

ES50064: Economics: Masters dissertation

Click here for further information Credits: 30
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Dissertation period
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To offer students the opportunity to research a topic in mainstream economics or where appropriate the economics of development.

Learning Outcomes:
The learning outcomes for this unit involve the (1) a systematic and analytical understanding of the chosen topic area; (2) the ability to theorise on and/or empirically explore the chosen topic; (3) ability to draw appropriate conclusions and demonstrate an awareness of their strengths and limitations.

Ability to develop rigorous arguments through precise use of concepts and mathematical models (Facilitated/Assessed). Ability to select, analyse and present numerical data using econometric packages (F/A). Ability to select, summarise and synthesis written information from multiple sources (F/A). Comprehensive and scholarly written communication (F/A)Concise and effective written communication (e.g. briefings / written exams) (F/A). Effective oral communication (e.g. lecture question and answer) (F). Ability to formulate a research question, then develop and present an original & coherent answer (F/A). Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines (A). Ability to work independently with limited supervision of guidance (F/A). Ability to apply theory to policy areas (F/A).

The unit is organised around regular supervision sessions with a member of staff who has related research interests. In these meetings the student will receive guidance on how to undertake research and how to write a dissertation. The supervisor will review progress and will respond to research initiatives shown by the study fellow.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

ES50064 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
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