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The University of Southampton

ECON3035 Economic Policy and Applications

Module Overview

The module will introduce students to applications of economic theory and economic policies.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the underlying economic theory for a selected number of economic problems
  • Apply economic analysis to those problems and to formulate and evaluate possible policy responses
  • Analyse other contemporary economic problems in depth
  • Show the skills to analyse and convey economic ideas effectively


This module will cover a selected set of topics that will vary each year. Below is the full list of potential topics: Migration; Discrimination; Health; Crime; Education; Voting; Environment; Trade Integration; Housing; Household Finance; Networks, and Inequality. The module will explore typically 6 of those topics in depth each year on a rotating basis.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The module is taught through a combination of lectures (20) and interactive seminar sessions (5).

Independent Study125
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

TBC. There will be no single Textbook. Each topic will have its essential and recommended readings. All readings will be available on Blackboard.


Assessment Strategy

This module is assessed by 2 coursework pieces. Each piece is equally weighted (50%/50%), and students will have a choice of questions/topics for each coursework. Referral Assessment Method is 100% Coursework.


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 50%
Coursework  () 50%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 50%
Coursework 50%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-requisites: (ECON2001 OR ECON2003) AND ECON2002

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