Poverty and Inequality (902N1)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module will provide you with an in-depth understanding and the basic skills for the analysis of poverty and inequality within various contexts.

You study current debates on poverty and inequality and develop the knowledge and skills to apply basic economic concepts to the analysis of poverty and inequality, and to use various measures for such analysis.

You learn about poverty analysis, including data sources and analytical tools.


100%: Seminar (Class)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 256 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.