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ECON1016 Economics Skills and Employability 1

Module Overview

The aim of this module is to equip you with some analytical and professional skills that will be useful in your economics degree and future careers. The module will also provide information about employability opportunities in your discipline, such as internships and careers fairs. It consists of three timetabled lectures per semester plus independent study via Blackboard at your own convenience. The average study time is 1-2 hours per week.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to: 1. provide useful information about internships, job talks etc in your discipline; 2. offer on-line training opportunities useful for your Economics projects; 3. develop opportunities to enhance your professional skills, including presentation and writing skills.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Know where to go to discuss employability opportunities in their disicipline


- Employability and Year in Employment talks - Economics study skills lectures - Programming and Bloomberg course

Special Features

No special features are envisaged for this module

Learning and Teaching

Independent Study150
Total study time150


Assessment Strategy

There is no assessment for this module.


MethodPercentage contribution
Attendance at all sessions 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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