Applied Economics Topics (L1063)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module introduces you to a range of applied topics which illustrate the use of economics principles learned at level 2. The topics covered may vary from year to year and are based upon faculty interests and research. A typical topic might be the use of taxes or quotas to limit pollution, as in the US acid rain module, limiting emissions of SO2. Alongside each lecture topic will be a class devoted to that topic, involving discussion of the issues or some other kind of exercise. The module will be useful preparation for the final year dissertation, when you will carry out your own piece of research.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 31 hours of contact time and about 119 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 2020/21. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: