Economics of European Integration (L1066)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

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.

You will cover:

  • customs union theory
  • the theory of monetary union
  • fiscal federalism
  • regional economics.

You 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.

This module has an optional study abroad visit, which takes place in December. The contribution towards costs is £150 per student.

Teaching

67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar

Assessment

20%: Coursework (Essay)
80%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 22 hours of contact time and 128 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.