Economics of Education (L1098)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module is designed to equip you with an understanding of the economic aspects of education. The teaching delivery will focus around discussions and debates germane to current issues in education by combining theory with empirical evidence. Topics to be explored in this module include: why does education matter (the macro and micro perspective); human capital theory; education and earnings inequality; teacher’s labour market; school resources; school choice; the higher education market; and a critical evaluation of education policy in the UK.

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 33 hours of contact time and about 117 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, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to 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.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: