Economics | Abertay University



This module comprises micro and macroeconomic theory.


The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical models that underpin current economic practice.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Understand basic micro and macroeconomic models.

2.  Apply economic models to 'real world' problems and situations.

Indicative Content

1 Market Forces of Supply and Demand

Basic economic modelling apparatus.

2 The Firm and Market Structure.

3 Monetary and Fiscal Policy.

4 International Trade and Capital Flows

5 Currency Exchange Rates

6 Economic Growth and Development

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This lecture-based module is supported by tutorials. Students will be engaged in enquiry-based work for at least 55% of their contact time, and that enquiry process will drive their independent access to more than half of the material with which they work .

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 13
Tutorial/Seminar 13
Supervised Practical Activity 13
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 60
Independent 101

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2017/18 , and may be subject to change for future years.