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ES10007: The modern world economy

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Economics
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ES10007 Resit Coursework (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To equip students with a critical analysis of important economic issues and of international institutions in a global context. The unit will take a theoretical, analytical and empirical view of the topics covered.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the unit, students will be better able to provide an informed academic commentary on key issues and debates within the modern world economy.

Intellectual: analytical thinking, critical reading, discussing ideas, coherent understanding of issues by reading and evaluating a wide range of literature.
Key skills: Essay writing skills, communication skills and presentation skills.

There will be a selection of topics from: financial crises, globalisation and international trade/exchange rates, economic growth and poverty.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ES10007 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • UHES-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics (Year 1)
  • UHES-AAB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • UHES-AKB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UHES-ACB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
Department of Social & Policy Sciences
  • UHSP-AFB21 : BSc(Hons) International Development with Economics (Year 1)
  • UHSP-AKB21 : BSc(Hons) International Development with Economics with Year long work placement (Year 1)