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EC4498   Research Project in Economics

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

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.

Relationship to other modules

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture (x 5 weeks), 1 supervision meeting (x 3 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 8

Guided independent study hours: 192

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Research Project = 80%, Coursework = 20%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 20%
Coursework: 80%

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

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr M P Knowles
Module teaching staff: Dr S Braun