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EC1001 Macroeconomics

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 7
Planned timetable:2.00 pm Mon, Tue, Thu

This module is designed to equip you with a fundamental knowledge of macroeconomics. On completing this module you should understand the basic subject matter and framework of macroeconomic analysis, and you should be able to use simple models to analyse such issues as the determinants of economic growth, unemployment, inflation and business cycles.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Either (EC1001 and EC1002) or EC1004 is compulsory for Economics, Financial Economics, BA (Int Hons) Economics and BA (Intl Hons) International Relations

UG Anti-requisite(s):EC1004
UG Modules required for:EC2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:30 hours of lectures over 10 weeks, plus 1 office hour (x 12 weeks) and 6 tutorials per semester.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 36
  • Guided independent study: 164

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 100%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 0%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 75%, Coursework = 25%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr P Egan
Module teaching staff:Prof A Sutherland and Dr P Egan