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Unit information: Economics in 2021/22

Unit name Economics
Unit code EFIMM0108
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Dogan
Open unit status Not open




School/department School of Economics
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

This aim of this course is to provide an analytical introduction to the core concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics. It studies the decisions of individual economic agents and covers behaviour in goods and labour markets highlighting the role of government and policy makers. Using real-world case studies, the unit provides an introduction to current domestic and foreign economic shocks, the basic ideas in game theory and in firm behaviour. The course analyses and interprets economic models which are used to understand key issues in economics.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Choice, preference and utility
  • Game theory
  • Industrial strategies
  • Unemployment and inflation
  • Monetary and fiscal policy
  • International trade

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion this unit, students will be able to:

1. Describe, explain and interpret basic economic models and their results.

2. Develop powers of inquiry, critical analysis and logical thinking, and their ability to apply theoretical knowledge in economics through a project that requires both technical and narrative skills.

3. Execute, implement, infer and criticise economic concepts through challenging multiple-choice questions restricted by time.

4. Synthesise information from a variety of sources (lectures, databases and textbooks).

5. Work effectively and independently to analyse simple theoretical approaches in the field of economics.

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions such as online teaching for large and small group, face-to-face small group classes (where possible) and interactive learning activities

Assessment Information

2x MCQ (15% each) and a 2-hour exam (70%).


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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