2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LUBS1075 Academic, Professional and Research Skills for Studies in Economics
20 creditsClass Size: 420
Module manager: Cathy Dolan
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
This module is mutually exclusive with
|LUBS1055||Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Finance|
|LUBS1080||Personal Tutorials for HRM|
|LUBS1086||Exploring Your Potential|
|LUBS1096||Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Marketi|
|LUBS1105||Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Interna|
|LUBS1876||Academic and Employability Connections|
|LUBS2055||Academic and Management Skills|
Module replacesLUBS1065 Academic and Professional Development for Studies in EconomicsLUBS1610 Research Skills for Economists
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module acts as an essential element in the orientation of students through university. It provides an introduction to key university services. It fosters academic and research skills crucial to success during all students' programme study. It also enables students to develop their own employability by facilitating self-evaluation, personal development planning, and the direct practice of key skills relevant to applying and obtaining work. The module also acts as the key initial source of personal support for students, via the personal tutor system.
ObjectivesThis module enables students to develop the core academic and research skills which equip them for the remainder of their academic study. At the same time it enables them to develop key aspects of employability.
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
1. access a range of sources of information and writing in the discipline area and be able to distinguish between a range of different scholarly and non-scholarly sources;
2. demonstrate understanding of scholarship in the discipline and be able to develop coherent arguments within a range of assessments: essays, reports and oral presentations;
3. identify how they will use the opportunities available to them through their degree programme and Leeds for Life;
4. develop strategies and techniques for managing own learning in the upper degree levels;
5. demonstrate their skills development through their first year at University, identify areas for further development and put in place their own personal development plan.
- Students will develop competency in the economics discipline, observing and reproducing its conventions regard to analysis, research, referencing, and written and oral communication.
- core academic infrastructure at the University
- careers guidance and personal evaluation and development
- reading, writing and critical thinking skills
- intellectual property and referencing
- finding literature and data
- ethical aspects of academic and professional work
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||168.00|
|Total Contact hours||32.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyThis could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackYour teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||1,500 words (individual)||30.00|
|Group Project||1,000 words report plus 10 minute group verbal presentation on an economic topic of relevance||30.00|
|Tutorial Performance||Active engagement with the personal tutorial process||6.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
You are not required to pass each component individually to pass the module, as long as your combined mark for the module is above 40. If you fail the module overall, you are required to re-sit any failed element(s) during the August resit period. This has been exceptionally agreed due to pedagogical reasons to meet the learning outcomes for this module.
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 13/09/2021 09:08:49
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