Module code: ECO3054

Module Overview

The module explores the incidence of corruption from an economic perspective. It is based on the relevant academic literature and incorporates both microeconomic and macroeconomic approaches. Different aspects of corruption are examined, such as causes and consequences, and a deeper understanding around the topic is developed.

Module provider


Module Leader

ARSENIS Panagiotis (Economics)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: L100

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 66

Lecture Hours: 22

Guided Learning: 40

Captured Content: 22

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicatively, content includes:

  • Measuring corruption

  • Causes of corruption

  • Consequences of bureaucratic corruption: theory and evidence

  • Consequences of political corruption

  • Foreign bribery

  • How confidence facilitates illegal transactions: an empirical approach

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 1 30
Coursework COURSEWORK 2 70

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • Coursework 1, 2000-word essay;

  • 2-hour examination.

Feedback is provided upon completion of the coursework including comments on student performance, and how to improve, where applicable.

Module aims

  • Provide students with a conceptual and factual framework to facilitate a deeper understanding of the incidence of corruption.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Understand the dynamics of corruption KC
002 Understand the application of known concepts to a specific area of economics KC
003 Develop critical thinking CT
004 Develop research and writing skills CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to meet the module's aims and learning outcomes.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • 2-hour lecture per week × 11 weeks;

  • Class discussion.

The expected amount of independent study time is 128 hours.

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
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Business Economics BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Economics and Finance BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Economics BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Politics and Economics BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% 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 2022/3 academic year.