Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Economics of Education

Module L1098

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module is designed to equip students with an understanding of the economic aspects of education. The teaching delivery will focus around discussions and debates germane to current issues in education by combining theory with empirical evidence. Topics to be explored in this module include: why does education matter (the macro and micro perspective); human capital theory; education and earnings inequality; teacher’s labour market; school resources; school choice; the higher education market; and a critical evaluation of education policy in the UK.

Module learning outcomes

Acquire a theoretical understanding of the economics of education field;

Appreciate and critically evaluate the relevant empirical evidence from this field;

Develop knowledge and understanding of important education policies that matter for the career and lifetime success of students;

Critically analyse current policy issues in education.

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework20.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT2 Week 10 100.00%
Unseen ExaminationSemester 2 Assessment80.00%
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
Spring SemesterLecture2 hours222220000000
Spring SemesterSeminar1 hour222220000000

How to read the week pattern

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

Dr Shqiponja Telhaj

Convenor, Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/213773

Prof Peter Dolton

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/275998

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