The Geography of Employment and the Environment
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
07 September 2023
Requisites for this module
MA L16112 International Economics,
MSC L16012 International Economics,
MSC L160EB International Economics,
MECNL132 International Economics,
MECNLC32 International Economics (Including Placement Year),
MECNLC33 International Economics (Including Year Abroad)
This module discusses topics of economic geography.
Special attention will be devoted to empirical methods, and to building bridges between topics in regional and urban economics with topics in labour economics, and productivity and technology.
The aim of the module is:
- To train students to understand the reasons for and advantages of international trade.
By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:
- Demonstrate a professional understanding of the principles that determine the nature and extent of international trade.
- Carry out advanced research into, and to act as policy advisors on, issues related to international trade by abstracting from the key principles of the various trade models.
Skills of your Professional Life (Transferable Skills)
By the end of this module, students will be expected to have gained the following key employability skills:
- Research skills.
- Team working.
- Project management.
- Time management.
- Written communication skills.
No additional information available.
This module will be delivered via:
- One 2--hour lecture per week.
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non - essential items, please refer to the module's reading list
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Referee Report or Policy Brief
||Main exam: In-Person, Open Book, 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period)
||Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Open Book, 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period)
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Michel Serafinelli, email: email@example.com.
Lectures & Classes: Dr Michel Serafinelli
For further information, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Domenico Moro
university of Birmingham
Available via Moodle
Of 190 hours, 25 (13.2%) hours available to students:
165 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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