Assessment Component 1 – (50% of Module Mark):
2000 Word Essay
Students must choose ONE of the following industries of the United Kingdom and discuss the impact of Covid-19 on their chosen industry. Critical analysis must be undertaken by students applying appropriate Economic theories and backed by scientific academic evidence.
Industries to consider:
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Mining, quarrying and utilities
Wholesale and retail; Repair of Motor Vehicles
Transport and Storage (inc. postal)
Accommodation and food services
Information and communication
Finance and Insurance
Professional, scientific and technical
Business administration and support services
Public administration and defence
Arts, entertainment, recreation and other services
For the individual report, you are encouraged to “showcase” your knowledge, technical grasp and understanding of relevant economic theories. This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate (briefly) that you understand and can apply the relevant principles, theory and evidence related to welfare economics. You are expected to think about the economic principles involved, to research a little, to check your understanding and to write in a logical manner.
Note: Please concentrate on structuring your arguments in appropriate academic writing and not provide a long commentary of current events or provide large quantities of statistics.
Recommended Resources for economic concept building:
You may consider consulting economics textbooks for example:
Mankiw, N. G., Taylor, P. M. and Ashwin, A. (2016). Business Economics. 2nd edn. Hampshire: Cengage Learning (Core)
In addition you may wish to consider:
Many good resources are available online. The list below is by no means exhaustive; explore the following and more:
|Evidence of proper analysis & critical thinking
Students are expected to show relevant critical analysis and meaningful interpretation of the information gathered.
|Research Skills & Knowledge
Comprehensive research; should consult a handful of related study
|Writing Skills & logical sequence of arguments
Including structure, grammar and presentation
Must be in the Harvard Style – See Cite Them Rite
Learning outcomes assessed:
1 – 9 as indicated in the module guide.
Please observe the following in the preparation of your essay
General Presentation of your essay
The report must be word processed, double spaced with 25mm margins. The font size must be such that the project is easily readable e.g. a font size of either 12 or 14 point (excluding headings). Use widely-used fonts such as Times New Roman, not those that might be considered informal or unusual. Pages must be sequentially numbered.
Chapters, sections and sub-sections must be clearly identified and sequentially numbered or lettered, with separate chapters beginning on a new page.
Diagrams, graphs, figures, tables, pictures and charts must be incorporated into the report and they should be clearly labelled and referenced.
References must be accurately provided in the text using the Harvard System (see Saunders et al., 2009). All quotations must be acknowledged and correctly presented within the text i.e. other than very short ones, quotations should be indented and in single spacing. (See Saunders et al for further details).
Number of words should be mentioned at the end of the dissertation and before the bibliography.
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Late Submissions Using Turnitin
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Assessment Component 2:
Final Exam (50%)
NB: Towards the end of term a mock exam will be provided.
Notes on Grading
Students must achieve a grade of at least 30% in both components and have a mean weighted average grade between the two components of 40%. In the event that a student has not passed a component one attempt at a retrieval task is permitted. The portfolio will be reassessed as an unseen time constrained assessment.Order Now