Contemporary Economic Issues (L1051)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module complements Introduction to Economics by providing a series of lectures on current economic issues, which illustrate how basic economic principles may be applied to real problems. (If you're not taking Introduction to Economics, you may still take this module but should have some background knowledge of economics, e.g. A-level).

You are required to write two essays based on the lecture topics, to be marked by and discussed with your personal tutor, who will thereby monitor early progress at the university.


69%: Lecture
31%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Observation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 32 hours of contact time and 118 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.