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EC1008 Finance

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 7
Planned timetable:1.00 pm Mon, Tue and Thu

This module aims to provide an introduction to the economics of money, banking and financial markets. It presents a general overview of key monetary and financial market phenomena, of how key financial and money market institutions operate and the basic workings of financial and money markets. The module is designed to provide students with a general understanding of how financial markets work and the impact of financial markets on the domestic and international economic system.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all degree programmes in Economics, Financial Economics, BA (Int Hons) Economics and BA (Int Hons) International Relations

UG Pre-requisite(s):EC1001 or EC1004
UG Anti-requisite(s):EC2008

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3 lectures (x 10 weeks), 1 tutorial (x 6 weeks), 1 office hour (x 14 weeks)
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 L Savorelli
Module teaching staff:Dr L Savorelli