Economics Principles 1 (L1099)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of economics.

The first half of the module deals with microeconomic issues. These include the behaviour of individuals and firms and their interaction in markets and the role of government.

The second half of the module covers macroeconomics. It examines the determinants of aggregate economic variables, such as national income, inflation, and the balance of payments, and the relationships between them.

Teaching

67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar

Assessment

30%: Coursework (Test)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: