Contemporary Economic Issues (L1051)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module complements Introduction to Economics by providing a series of lectures on current economic issues, which illustrate how basic economic principles may be applied to real problems. (If you're not taking Introduction to Economics, you may still take this module but should have some background knowledge of economics, e.g. A-level).

You are required to write two essays based on the lecture topics, to be marked by and discussed with your personal tutor, who will thereby monitor early progress at the university.


56%: Lecture
44%: Practical (Online interactive session, Practical)


100%: Coursework (Test)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 32 hours of contact time and about 118 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 2023/24. 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: