Teaching and assessment

for Economics and International Relations MA (Hons)

Date of entry

September 2020

Teaching

Teaching in Economics in Levels 1 and 2 is initially through a combination of lectures and tutorials.

These continue in Levels 3 and 4, supplemented by workshops and statistics sessions. You will learn to study independently to broaden and deepen your understanding of the issues covered in the teaching. We also offer an annual series of industry guest lectures which you are encouraged to attend.

For International Relations, there are different teaching methods depending on which modules you choose. Most will include:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • online resources

You can find out more from individual module descriptions.

Assessment

Assessments can be in the form of essays, problem-based exercises, case studies, presentations, group projects and exams. All of these will provide the basis for your final grade.

Different modules use different assessment levels. For example:

  • formal exams (where you answer essay-type questions from a previously unseen paper)
  • 'seen' exams (where you know the questions in advance but still must answer them in timed exam conditions)
  • prepared essays on a specific topic
  • marked work from seminars
  • online quizzes

Generally, modules will involve a mixture of assessment techniques in order to achieve an all-round picture of your abilities and to give you a chance to shine in the type of test that suits you best.

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This list should give you a good idea of which modules you can take, however it may change before you begin your course, and may not show all available modules.

Modules

Study six modules in Level 1 and 2, of which two are compulsory Economics and two are compulsory International Relations modules. The remaining two modules in Levels 1 and 2 are chosen from the wide choice of MA modules from across subjects.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

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