Applied Economics Dissertation (L1002)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn and spring teaching

On this module you undertake a piece of applied research in economics, drawing on appropriate economic theory and empirical techniques to investigate a topic of interest. You can choose from a list of topics and will be provided with supervision by a member of faculty. In addition to supervision there are introductory lectures covering the process of research and writing up. You are expected to collect your own data and to use statistical software to analyse it, based on an suitable theoretical economic framework

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 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 12 hours of contact time and about 288 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: