Academic year(s): 2018-2019
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.
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: M Knowles