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2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS1060 Personal Tutorials for Economics

10 creditsClass Size: 240

Module manager: Cathy Dolan

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

Year running 2017/18

Pre-requisite qualifications

Mathematics of at least GCSE grade A standard.

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS1046Personal Tutorials for Studies in Finance
LUBS1080Personal Tutorials for HRM
LUBS1086Exploring Your Potential
LUBS1095Personal Tutorials for Marketing
LUBS1100Personal Tutorials for International Business
LUBS1876Academic and Employability Connections
LUBS2055Academic and Management Skills
LUBS2130Contemporary Business Issues

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module, students should be able to:

i. 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;
ii. start to appreciate and understand scholarship in the discipline and be able to assemble coherent arguments within a range of assessments: essays, reports and oral presentations;
iii. identify how they will use the opportunities available to them through their degree programme and Leeds for Life
iv. have strategies and techniques for managing own learning in the upper degree levels;
v. demonstrate their skills development through their first year at University, identify areas for further development and put in place their own personal development plan.

Learning outcomes
This module focuses on skills outcomes rather than knowledge outcomes and is designed to enable students to make the most of the learning opportunities throughout their core programme of study.

Skills outcomes
The module provides students with comprehensive study skills for the programme of study and opportunities to develop broader transferable skills and use personal development planning techniques.

The module aims to enable students to make the most of the learning opportunities offered through their degree and to help them integrate their university experience into your longer term personal and career planning.

The module will use key concepts, issues and learning from a core module on the Economics programme, LUBS1950 Economic Theory and Applications.

The module aims to enable students to cope with the expectations placed upon them as independent learners at levels 2 and 3.


- The University's Values.

- The university learning environment
- Self-managed learning
- Assessment & the effective use of feedback
- Jobs, professions and careers; portfolios of careers and multiple careers; work, life and balance.

- Finding things out: library skills, web skills, interrogating databases
- Advanced literacy: reading skills
- Reading non-verbal texts: diagrams, maps, pictures, photographs, videos
- Critical thinking
- Advanced literacy: writing skills
- Using and referencing sources
- Intellectual property and plagiarism.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours71.00
Total Contact hours29.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Preparation for seminars and tutorials
- Completion of PDP and assessed coursework
- Group work on report and presentation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored via personal tutorial meetings, contribution to group seminars and completion of and performance in assessed coursework.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Group ProjectPowerpoint presentation on an agreed topical issue34.00
AssignmentCV and mock internship application30.00
Assignment1,500 word essay on an introductory topic requiring an evaluation of different source materials30.00
Tutorial PerformanceCompletion of Leeds for Life forms and attendance at personal tutorials6.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

You are required to gain a mark of 40 or above in the essay to pass the module. You are not required to gain a mark of 40 or above in the other elements 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). 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: 28/03/2018


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