Industrial Organization (L1103)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module provides you with an understanding of factors that determine how industries are organized.

It presents various theoretical models, whether and how these are supported by empirical evidence, and stylized facts. Concepts and tools employed in microeconomic theory and game theory are used to analyse how firms behave within industries and how industries are structured.

The module also provides an understanding of the interaction between competition policy, firm conduct and industry structure.

At the end of the module, you will be able to understand and model the drivers of industrial organization and their importance in informing firm strategy and policy design.


69%: Lecture
31%: Seminar


50%: Coursework (Test)
50%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 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 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: