Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Economics of European Integration

Module L1066

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

The aim of this module is to cover economic and institutional aspects of the European integration process, focusing on the economic and also legal aspects of the European Union, internally and in its relations with partners, including prospective members. Customs union theory, the theory of monetary union, fiscal federalism and regional economics will be covered. Students will be expected to understand the basic economics of integration, and also the interrelationship between economics, law and politics, as well as knowing how to track down up to date policy materials on the web

Module learning outcomes

Have demonstrated a systematic understanding of those principles at the forefront of economics as they relate to economic problems and issues

Have demonstrated a systematic understanding of an appropriate number of specialised fields of economics (e.g. labour economics, development economics)

Be able to use the power of abstraction to focus upon the essential features of an economic problem and to provide a systematic framework for the coherent and critical evaluation of the effects of policy or other exogenous events.

Be able to analyse an economic problem or issue using an appropriate theoretical framework, recognise its limitations and appreciate uncertainties around such analyses.

TypeTimingWeighting
Unseen ExaminationSemester 1 Assessment100.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour111111111111
Autumn SemesterLecture2 hours111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

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