ECO-10025 - The British and Global Economy
Coordinator: Christopher Tsoukis Tel: +44 1782 7 33101
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2019/20

The British and Global Economy module provides an introduction to developments in the global economy from an historical perspective.
The module examines how capitalist industrial economies developed from the industrial revolution in Britain and elsewhere.
The module also explores the development of an international economy after World War II and how this international trading system was broken by economic crises in the 1970s, paving the way for the globalised economy and the emergence of the newly industrialised economies and the BRICS.
As an introduction to the module students are encourage to read:
Allen, R (2011) Global Economic History: A very short introduction, Oxford: OUP.

To provide students with a knowledge and understanding of some of the problems of the British and Global Economy.
To show how economic principles can be used to understand these problems.

Intended Learning Outcomes

describe the key characteristics of national and global economic structures; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
explain the factors that created the industrial revolution in Britain; will be achieved by assessments: 1
analyse the growth and decline of international economic activity between 1870 and 1940; will be achieved by assessments: 2
describe the post World War 2 political settlement and analyse the causes of the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system; will be achieved by assessments: 2
identify and analyse the main characteristics of the British and global economies since 1980; will be achieved by assessments: 3
combine different sources within an assessment and identify the correct ways to reference sources. will be achieved by assessments: 1

Study hours

20 hours lectures
10 hours tutorial contact time
20 hours tutorial preparation
30 hours assessment preparation
70 hours of independent study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Reference Exercise weighted 20%
750 Word synopsis of three sources
Students write a synopsis of the key issues to emerge from a range of sources, with the assessment focused upon student writing skills and referencing

2: Reflective Analysis weighted 40%
1500 Word essay and reflective analysis
Students must write an essay on one of two topics relating these to the academic literature from the module reading list and reflect upon how this has influenced their learning

3: Seen Exam weighted 40%
2 hour seen examination
A two hour seen examination. Students must pick 2 from 4 questions covering weeks 7-12 of the module teaching