Applied Economics Dissertation (L1002)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn and spring teaching

On this module you undertake a piece of applied research in economics, drawing on appropriate economic theory and empirical techniques to investigate a topic of interest. You can choose from a list of topics and will be provided with supervision by a member of faculty. In addition to supervision there are introductory lectures covering the process of research and writing up. You are expected to collect your own data and to use statistical software to analyse it, based on an suitable theoretical economic framework


43%: Lecture
57%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Dissertation, Presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 14 hours of contact time and 286 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. 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.