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EC4498 Research Project in Economics

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
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.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Single and Joint Honours Economics, Financial Economics

UG 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.
UG Anti-requisite(s):EC4499

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 lecture (x 5 weeks), 1 supervision meeting (x 3 weeks)
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 8
  • Guided independent study: 192

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 20%
  • Coursework: 80%
UG As used by St Andrews:Research Project = 80%, Coursework = 20%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr S Braun
Module teaching staff:Dr S Braun