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.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.