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EC2001 Intermediate Microeconomics

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

The module aims to deepen the general understanding of microeconomics gained through the study of EC1002. It will cover a range of topics including: consumer and firm theory, decision under uncertainty, game theory and general equilibrium. Formal mathematical reasoning will be combined to a more intuitive approach. This will allow to provide the foundations on which the honours programme can build, while making the module accessible for students not pursuing their studies of economics beyond Level 2000.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Applied Economics, Economics, Financial Economics, BA (Int Hons) Economics

UG Pre-requisite(s):(EC1002 or EC1004) and (EC1003 or MT1002)

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:34 hours of lectures over 11 weeks, plus 1 officer hour (x 12 weeks) and 6 tutorials per semester.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 40
  • Guided independent study: 160

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 85%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 15%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Coursework = 30%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr M Negri
Module teaching staff:Dr M Negri