ECON30250 Economics Research Project 1

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is intended to help students develop a third year project. There will lectures outlining data sources, other resources, and guidance on how to choose a topic that is feasible and interesting. Students will be allocated to a staff member who they will meet individually to give guidance, help in the process of developing a project as well as assessing the students progress. There will also be a small group session to discuss progress and give further guidance. Students will be required to produce a short proposal for a final year project of a satisfactory standard before the end of the exam period.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this module students have developed a proposal and have identified a data source for an interesting and feasible third year project.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures and both individual and group meetings between students and a team of staff members to give guidance and support to the students in developing their project. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Write a proposal for final year project. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Continuous Assessment: Weekly assignments completed in-class each week. Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Assignment: Data set for project - uploaded via Brightspace Week 12 n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Assignment: One page proposal for project Week 7 n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will meet with staff individually and in small groups to discuss their progress in developing a final year project throughout the semester.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 14:00 - 15:50