EC831-6-FY-CO:
Project: Economics

The details
2019/20
Economics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
30
20 September 2019

 

Requisites for this module
EC111 or IA151 or IA153
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

GV307, GV831, GV832, GV836, HR831

Key module for

BA 0F66 Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA L100 Economics,
BA L100JK Economics,
BA L100SK Economics,
BA L102 Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BA L106 Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC 0E45 Economics (Including Placement Year),
BSC L101 Economics,
BSC L101SK Economics,
BSC L103 Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC L107 Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC L1G1 Economics with Mathematics,
BSC L1G3 Economics with Mathematics (Including Placement Year),
BSC L1G8 Economics with Mathematics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC L1GC Economics with Mathematics (Including Year Abroad),
BA 5A84 Financial Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA L111 Financial Economics,
BA L118 Financial Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BA L195 Financial Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC 0Q64 Financial Economics (Including Placement Year),
BSC L114 Financial Economics,
BSC L117 Financial Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC L194 Financial Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BA LV11 History and Economics,
BA LV18 History and Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BA V1L1 History and Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA VL11 History and Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BA 9O47 International Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA L115 International Economics,
BA L160 International Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BA L163 International Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC 5H18 International Economics (Including Placement Year),
BSC L116 International Economics,
BSC L161 International Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC L162 International Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BA 9L11 Management Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA L108 Management Economics,
BA L108JK Management Economics,
BA L190 Management Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BA L192 Management Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC 5M00 Management Economics (Including Placement Year),
BSC L109 Management Economics,
BSC L191 Management Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC L193 Management Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BA L1R0 Economics with a Modern Language,
BSC LG01 Economics with Computing,
BSC LG02 Economics with Computing (Including Year Abroad),
BSC LG03 Economics with Computing (Including Placement Year),
BA LN10 Business Economics,
BA LN11 Business Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BA LN12 Business Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA C841 Economics with Psychology,
BA C851 Economics with Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BA C861 Economics with Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BSC C148 Economics with Psychology,
BSC C158 Economics with Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C168 Economics with Psychology (Including Placement Year)

Module description

Each student completes a separate individual research project under the guidance and supervision of a member of staff. In the first term, students prepare and turn in a 'literature review and project plan' to be marked, and will give a short oral presentation of this, also to be marked.

Students may choose a title from an approved list or propose one of their own. The main purpose of the project is to enable students to demonstrate knowledge of how economic ideas can be applied in greater length and depth than is feasible in the context of a taught course. Upon completion of the individual research project each student will have designed and implemented a modest research project in applied or theoretical economics, normally including a critical literature survey and the evaluation of evidence (as appropriate to the project title).

'A non-assessed sequence of lectures and laboratory sessions is taught to provide students with the econometric methods relevant for applied research.'

Module aims

EC831 provides opportunities for students to develop academic and professional working skills in the following ways. Writing the literature review and project plan in the Autumn Term and the dissertation in the Spring Term develops students' academic skills and professional working skills, and contributes to key professional working and employability skills (working to deadlines; originality; writing coherently and analytically) and academic skills. We now have a mandatory oral presentation of the literature review and project plan; this will contribute to professional development through enhancing communication and presentation skills

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information



Compulsory for:
Compulsory for all 3rd Year students on single honour degree schemes i.e.
BA/BSc Economics, BA/BSc International Economics, BA/BSc Management Economics, BA/BSc Financial Economics

Learning and teaching methods

1 lecture per week in one term and 1 laboratory session each week. Appointed supervisors provide individual supervision

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework EC831 Literature Review and Project Plan 11/12/2019 15%
Practical Presentation slides 70%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
LEctures: Prof Gianluigi Vernasca / Practical work: I. Widiarto, Yongli Wang and I. Korkos
For further information, send an email message to ueco@essex.ac.uk.

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Prof Aditya Goenka
The University of Birmingham
Chair
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 45 hours, 45 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Economics

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