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LUBS1075 Academic, Professional and Research Skills for Studies in Economics

20 creditsClass Size: 273

Module manager: Cathy Dolan

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS1055Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Finance
LUBS1080Personal Tutorials for HRM
LUBS1086Exploring Your Potential
LUBS1096Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Marketi
LUBS1105Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Interna
LUBS1876Academic and Employability Connections
LUBS2055Academic and Management Skills

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This 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.


This 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.

Learning outcomes
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.

Skills outcomes
- Students will develop competency in the economics discipline, observing and reproducing its conventions regard to analysis, research, referencing, and written and oral communication.


Indicative content:
- 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

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours166.00
Total Contact hours34.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative feedback for the first essay - there is the opportunity to submit a 250 word draft for formative feedback, to support the development of the academic essay.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1,500 words (individual)30.00
Group Project1,000 words report plus 10 minute group verbal presentation on an economic topic of relevance30.00
Tutorial PerformanceActive engagement with the personal tutorial process6.00
AssignmentCompleted CV34.00
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 list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:28:05


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