What will I study?
You will study the following modules:
|Applied Research Skills and Research Project in Economics
||This module provides a basic understanding of the nature of enquiry, developing your ability to access and analyse information.
A large part of the module will involve analysing and interpreting existing data from various fields of research. You will also be introduced to the theoretical and practical differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods and will explore other research methodologies.
Academic content will be accompanied by skills-based and example-led teaching. You will make relevant enquiries into your topic of interest and follow up the enquiry with an independent research project in term three.
||This module will provide you with a basic understanding of business management. It introduces the business world in a range of topics related to business management, and the concepts and vocabulary that underpin business studies.
A large part of this module involves analysing and interpreting case studies with the aim of developing your analytical and interpretation skills.
||The module looks at the wider economic environment and applies economic thinking to current issues and problems. You will be introduced to the concepts and vocabulary underlying the subject.
|English Language and Communication Skills
||Develop English skills to the level required for postgraduate study at UEA. Relating to your chosen pathway, you will improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, as well as academic abilities in written work, delivering presentations and debating.
|Statistics for Quantitative Research
||You will develop your quantitative skills and gain an insight into inferential statistics, statistical concepts and methods of data analysis commonly applied in business and social sciences.
This module has a strong practical element and you will develop your numeracy skills by engaging in statistical analyses of a range of problems.
Interactive lectures from experienced academic faculty, as well as professionals from industry, will be followed by a seminar to discuss topics raised during the lectures.
Seminars follow a workshop style, where discussion and presentation are used to prepare you for postgraduate study. Seminars will debate, analyse and evaluate up-to-date business and economics topics led by academics and practitioners in the field.
Student-led workshops will also improve group leadership and presentation skills in preparation for your chosen career.
You will also benefit from an introduction to the application of research skills as preparation for postgraduate studies and dissertations.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is a combination of formal examinations and assessed coursework. You will have to carry out an independent research project, which will be assessed by the final written version as well as an accompanying presentation.
Your English language and pathway subject process will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, including:
- written assignment
- practical exercises
- group and individual
- research projects
- problem-solving exercises
Grades from the International Graduate Diploma programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.