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ES10007: The modern world economy

[Page last updated: 02 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department of Economics
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Group Coursework (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
ES10007 Resit Coursework (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

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.

Skills: 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.

Content: There will be a selection of topics from: financial crises, globalisation and international trade/exchange rates, economic growth and poverty.

Programme 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)


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