ECO-20046 - Intermediate Microeconomics
Coordinator: Shiva Sikdar Tel: +44 1782 7 34372
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective





ECO-10028, Introductory Microeconomics

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Description for 2024/25

This module provides students with deeper understanding of how economists analyze decision making by consumers and businesses. The module examines how markets function under competition, general equilibrium effects of decisions and regulation of externalities.

This module provides students with knowledge of several main topics in microeconomics. By the end of the semester, students should have a firm analytical framework, enabling them to analyse many economic environments, and have the skills to progress to a more advanced study of microeconomics at level 6. Moreover, students should be able to apply many of the theoretical tools they have learned to situations in everyday life.

Intended Learning Outcomes

apply basic ideas of choice, optimisation and equilibrium to the analysis of consumer theory and the theory of the firm: 1,2
describe and evaluate how markets are presumed to function and in what way markets may be argued to be efficient: 1,2
describe the nature of externalities and evaluate their effect on economic efficiency
: 1,2
explain basic intuitive economic reasoning and apply intuitive economic arguments to the analysis of individuals┐/firms┐ behaviour: 1,2

Study hours

20 hours lectures
4 hours tutorials
20 hours preparation for tutorials
20 hours preparations for assignment
2 hours exam
84 hours self study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Class Test weighted 30%
Computer-based test consisting of multiple choice, true/false and fill in the blank type of questions
50-minutes computer-based test which will have to be be taken at specified time. Answers should be as accurate and concise as possible. Online test contains numerical exercises and tests conceptual understanding using multiple choice, true/false and fill in the blank type of questions.

2: Open Book Examination weighted 70%
Open-book assessment with a 28-hour window
Final exam to test the understanding and knowledge of concepts developed during the semester. The time available to complete this assessment is 28 hours but you would normally not be expected to invest more than 2 hours of active-working time on this assessment.