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EC2001   Intermediate Microeconomics

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 2

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass EC1002 or ( pass EC1004 and pass 1 module from {EC1003, 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.

Scheduled learning hours: 40

Guided independent study hours: 160

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Coursework = 30%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 85%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 15%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr M Negri