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Curricular information is subject to change
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 a project/thesis
2. How professional economists undertake research and present it to their peers
3. How to apply for a professional job/internship and prepare for job/internship interviews
4. What it is like to work as a professional economist.
This module will include topics such as:
- Economic resources from the Library & online
- Data sources to do research - accessing micro and macro datasets
- Information on MSc thesis & how to write your thesis
- Information on how to prepare a CV & interview skills
- 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 Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Reports on Seminars||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Pass/Fail Grade Scale||Yes||
|Assignment: Submit short MSc proposal||Week 9||n/a||Pass/Fail Grade Scale||Yes||
|Oral Examination: Meet with supervisor once during term||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Pass/Fail Grade Scale||Yes||
|Assignment: Short summaries of class content||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Pass/Fail Grade Scale||Yes||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Self-assessment activities
Not yet recorded.
|Assoc Professor Stefanie Haller||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Sarah Parlane||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Oana Peia||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Aisling Reynolds-Feighan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|