Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the final year of their degree programme with at least 60 credits in Honours Economics modules.
Planned timetable: 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm Thu (Weeks 1 - 4 only)
This module is designed to develop students' independent research, writing and presentation skills in the application of economic analysis to a selected topic in economics. The project will require initiative, a critical discussion of existing research and development of an argument. The project may also include econometric study of a problem. The permitted length is between 6,000 - 8,000 words.
Pre-requisite(s): Students must be in the final year of their honours programme and have already accumulated at least 60 credits in 3000 or 4000 level economics modules.
Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take EC4499
Weekly contact: 1 lecture (x 5 weeks), 1 supervision meeting (x 3 weeks)
Scheduled learning hours: 8
Guided independent study hours: 192
As used by St Andrews: Research Project = 80%, Coursework = 20%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 20%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr M P Knowles
Module teaching staff: Dr S Braun