20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: On this innovative module you'll undertake a number of projects related to the economic fields in the Applied pathway. You will demonstrate your abilities and skills by applying them to a range of issues explored in your final year, while acquiring new research skills. The module therefore has a strong emphasis on employability, and the skills you acquire will help you develop various examples of the Sheffield Graduate Attributes. In particular, key Sheffield Graduate Attributes you will develop are: (i) Translating knowledge - you will take the theories and techniques learned in your earlier core modules, and apply them to economic issues, problems and challenges raised and discussed in your applied modules. (ii) Critical thinking - you will need to critically appraise, analyse and interpret the evidence that you research on the economic issues you are considering from your applied modules, in order to be able to offer conclusions and recommendations. (iii) Communication - you will need to communicate your ideas, findings and conclusions using a variety of communication methods, that could be appropriate for different circustances, for example a formal report, a blog report for non-specialists, an oral presentation etc.

Restrictions on availability: ECN130. ECN21004 or ECN21007.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work, Presentation, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Economics):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK