Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics: Statistics (N2582F)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Spring teaching

This module builds on work covered in the Autumn term, and here you will learn how to present and interpret data through the use of charts and graphs, as well as developing your skills in working with simple summary statistics.

There will be a strong emphasis on practical applications to "real-world" issues, for example through looking at economic, business and finance data and applying ideas such as discount rates to investment decisions. The skills developed in this module will also be transferable for use in other disciplines outside business and the social sciences as well as in everyday life.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


20%: Coursework (Report)
80%: 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 2024/25. 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: