EC500 Microeconomics, EC502 Macroeconomics, EC580 Introduction to Econometrics, EC581 Introduction to Time Series Econometrics.
60% threshold in EC500 and EC502, average of 60% required across EC580 and EC581
EC565 cannot be taken with this module.
OverviewThis dissertation is a 30-credit module based on self-directed study, which allows you to develop a complete piece of work within the general field of economics, from the initial idea through to a final written report. It is unique amongst the modules you are taking towards your degree in Economics, both in the ways that you learn and in the ways that you are assessed. Your learning will be largely independent, but is supported by structured supervision from your dissertations supervisor and weekly computing sessions to help in accessing, coding analysing and interpreting your data.
This module appears in:
18 terminal sessions,
2 or 3 supervisions,
Method of assessment
5% Research proposal
15% Research outline and draft chapter
Patrick Dunleavy, Studying for a Degree in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Chapter 5
Sue Drew and Rose Bingham, Student Skills, Gower, 1996, Chapters 7 and 8
In completing this module, you will:
be able to frame and motivate a research question
improve your ability to retrieve information efficiently from library and web-based sources
learn to manage your time well so as to complete the various stages of the dissertation on time
improve your ability to analyse economic problems
be able to carry out an in-depth investigation
deepen your knowledge of one particular area of economics
make a contribution towards knowledge about the topic you are investigating
develop skills necessary to make concise and clear verbal presentations to a small or medium-sized audience
have learned how to write a report of medium length.