Teaching is provided through lectures, classes and supervisions and you can expect between 10 and 15 lectures each week in the first year.
Assessment is through formal written examinations that take place at the end of each year, and the compulsory dissertation in Part IIB. Typically, you have one three-hour exam for each paper covered that year. There are also projects within the Econometrics papers in Part I and Part IIA.
The aim of the course is to equip students with the tools and insights needed to analyse complex economic behaviour, so that:
- they can provide informed advice to policymakers in government, business and international organisations
- they understand the 'fundamental' economic considerations which influence outcomes in financial markets
- they have the skills needed to continue to graduate study in Economics