ADVANCED ECONOMICS PROJECT - 2018/9
Module code: ECOM055
FLORES SANDOVAL M Dr (Economics)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Personal Tutorial Hours: 12
Independent Study Hours: 546
Lecture Hours: 42
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Coursework – Research Proposal||15|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||Coursework – Up to 10,000 word project||85|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
To have achieved 120 credits at point of dissertation submission Module
This module provides an overview of advanced empirical and analytical methods employed in Economics, laying the foundations for the project.
This module aims to guide students towards independent research on a specific area of economics. To that end, students are initially introduced to concepts, methodologies and basic methods of undertaking research in economics.
|001||Undertake a literature survey to critically evaluate current research||CKT|
|002||Develop critiques of a substantive topic||CKT|
|003||Develop a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research questions and employ them accordingly||CK|
|004||Make optimal use of library resources||P|
|005||Collect relevant data (if contribution is an empirical analysis)||P|
|006||Apply their knowledge to a specific analytical technique||CK|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
Information Technology: getting started, Internet, use of library, etc.
Data Analysis: data sources, econometric methodology, and use of economic theory.
Computing: hands on module demonstrating of econometrics computer packages such as Eviews and Stata.
Methodology of Research: what is research, types of research, the research process etc.
Writing a project in Economics: planning the project, what is expected, presentation of research ideas, and the student-supervisor relationship
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
prepare the students for the study of economics and econometrics at FHEQ Level 7 (first week)
reach the minimum levels of competence in quantitative and analytical methods and how these are applied to produce a project on a specific topic in Economics
The learning and teaching methods include:
readings using lecturers' guidance
responding to questions in class
preparing and taking part in the test
2 hour lecture x 21 weeks
Up to 12 contact hours of project supervision
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
their ability to undertake a literature survey
their ability to develop a suitable methodology for their research questions
their ability to make optimal use of library resources
their ability to collect relevant data (if contribution is an empirical analysis)
their ability to develop theoretical aspects of a substantive topic (if the contribution is a theoretical analysis)
their ability to apply a specific analytical technique
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Writing a project proposal (typically submitted in March).
Writing a project (submitted in September).
The first draft of the research proposal will be submitted to the supervisor for feedback ahead of the formal submission date. This will be formatively assessed by the supervisor. The supervisor also provides formative feedback throughout the process of developing, executing and writing up the project.
Oral and written, see above.
Reading list for ADVANCED ECONOMICS PROJECT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/ecom055
Programmes this module appears in
|Economics MA(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.