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

67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Examination (Take away paper)

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.

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 2021/22. 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.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: