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LUBS1585 Economic Institutions (Industry)

10 creditsClass Size: 305

Module manager: Meenakshi Sarkar

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module aims to develop a good knowledge of the structures and institutions of industry and to introduce a range of topical debates related to the central issue of enterprise and economic performance.


To examine changes in the structure of industry in Britain and the nature of government policy towards industry and enterprise.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the this module students will be able to:
- Assess the relevance and contribution of enterprise and entrepreneurship in the UK economy
- Demonstrate how government policy impacts on the structure of UK industry
- Undertake assessment and analysis of UK industry performance over time
- Explain government policy relating to mergers and competition

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of the this module students will be able to:
Discipline specific skills
- produce a written analysis of the way in which government policies impact on the structure and performance of UK industry

Transferable Skills
- Communicate clearly both orally and in writing


Topics to be covered will include;

The structure of industry in Britain, historical and comparative performance of British Industry, industrial policy, mergers and competition policies, firm ownership, small businesses, multinational firms, regulation of industry.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours84.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

For each 10 credits of study taken, the expectation is that the normal study time (including attendance at lectures and tutorials, self-study and revision) is 100 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Feedback will be provided via discussion in tutorials and written comments on a non-assessed essay which students will have the chance to complete.

Students will also have the opportunity to ask the Lecturer any questions relating to the course during surgery hours.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 10:48:53


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