Module code: ECOD011

Module Overview

The module is designed to bring students in contact with the frontier of research in the various areas, make them aware of the field of interest of faculty members.

Module provider


Module Leader

CORRADI Valentina (Economics)

Number of Credits: 0

ECTS Credits: 0

Framework: FHEQ Level 8

JACs code: L100

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Introduction to Research in Economic Theory

  • Introduction to Research in Macroeconomics

  • Introduction to Research in Empirical Economics

  • Introduction to Research in Econometrics

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment CLASS PARTICIPATION 25

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate attitude toward independent research and creative thinking.

Thus, the summative assessment for this unit consists of:

Written critical report on some of the topics/papers covered during the course.

Formative assessment - There will be ample opportunity for informal feedback through class discussion, comments and feedbacks from fellows PhDs and faculty. Comments and suggestion on the written report will be provided

Module aims

  • To provide an overview of hot research topics in various areas of economics and help students to choose a research topic.
  • To provide a better match between students and supervisors, as the former get to know the research performed by the different faculty members.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Acquire the ability to skim the relevant literature CT
002 Acquire the ability to formulate a question of interest and understand what the necessary tools are for solving it KCPT
003 Get the necessary step to select the topic of the first dissertation chapter. KC

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 128

Lecture Hours: 22

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to bring students in contact with the frontier of research in the various areas, make them aware of the field of interest of faculty members. This will facilitate a good match between students and supervisors

The learning and teaching methods include: Presentation and discussion

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS 1 :

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 2019/0 academic year.