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LUBS1585 Economic Institutions (Industry)

10 creditsClass Size: 300

Module manager: Hugh Cook

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

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

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

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Opportunities for Formative Feedback are present in seminars.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment48 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Students will have to complete an online assessment at the end of the module. This will take place during the examinations period and will be time bound. The assessment will not take 48 hours to complete, but students will have a 48 hour time period in which to complete it. The resit for this module will be 100% by examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:28:06


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