ECON30310 Economics Research Project 3

Academic Year 2022/2023

Students write a research project on a topic of their choice (subject to the approval of this topic by the module co-ordinator or his/her nominee).

The School of Economics will provide classes on technical skills such as software use that will help students to begin work on their project outlined in a proposal which they will have completed in the previous trimester.

Students will be required to meet a staff member individually twice in the trimester . the first meeting will be early in the trimester and the second later. These meetings are designed to give the student guidance on how to make progress with their project and overcome any difficulties they are incurring. They must demonstrate to the staff member that they have made a satisfactory level of progress on their project at each meeting.

Students will be required to produce a poster which will outline their project and progress to date in terms of results etc. They will give a short presentation to a staff member and answer some questions, this must be done to a satisfactory standard.

Failure to comply with these requirements will be regarded as failure to complete the module and students will only be exempted in extreme circumstances and subject to the approval of the module co-ordinator.

The suggested maximum length of the project is 7000 words.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students will learn skills in writing a substantial research project in economics.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is designed to help students in completing their final year project. This will be done through a mix of lectures, individual meetings with staff throughout the trimester and student poster presentations 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
ECON30240 - Economics Project

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: Poster presentation by each student where the students will give a short outline of the project to a staff member and answer some questions Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Project: 7000 word recommended max Week 12 n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Two meetings with assigned staff member where the students will get guidance and feedback on their third year project. The student must demonstrate that they are making satisfactory progress Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


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

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Meetings with staff throughout the semester will give students feedback on their progress

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) - 24, 25, 26, 29 Thurs 14:00 - 14:50