ECON41660 Research & Career Skills II

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module focuses on preparing students for their summer trimester, during which they will be either undertake a supervised thesis or an internship. Students will deepen their understanding of research in Economics by attending research seminars. The module includes a series of lectures on research skills and preparing for the job market. Students are also required to submit their thesis/internship proposal and to give a presentation at the MSc Jamboree.

It consists of
- Classes to help prepare students to conduct an MSc thesis
- Classes to help prepare students to find a suitable internship
- Classes to help prepare students for entering the labour market
- Seminars by invited speakers on research and on working as a professional economist

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

There are four main learning outcomes for this module. Students that complete this module successfully will have a solid understanding of:
1. How to conduct a piece of research for an MSc thesis
2. How professional economists undertake research and present it to their peers
3. How to apply for a professional job and prepare for job interviews
4. What it is like to work as a professional economist.

Indicative Module Content:

This module will include topics such as:
- Information on how to write your thesis
- Information on how to find an internship
- Information on how to present a research paper
- Visits from professional economists who will talk to you about how they use economics (and economic research) in their jobs

Note these topics are indicative only and may be subject to change.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

70

Lectures

24

Seminar (or Webinar)

12

Total

106

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Multiple different teaching and learning approaches will be used in this module including student presentations, reflective learning, class discussion, lectures and critical writing. 
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
Oral Examination: Meet with supervisor twice in the semester Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes

20

Assignment: Reports on seminars Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes

20

Presentation: Present at the MSc Jamboree Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes

20

Assignment: Active participation in class Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes

20

Assignment: Submit research project motivation and literature review Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes

20


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Stefanie Haller Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Oana Peia Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 33 Fri 14:00 - 15:50