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NBS8564 : Research Practice in Economics and Finance

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Nils Braakmann
  • Lecturer: Dr Bahadir Dursun
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the wider context of the role of research in economics and related studies. It introduces students to the particulars of the economics job market and potential career paths. The module also aims to equipping students with a set of advanced research skills preparing them to becoming independent researchers and to do publishable research. It develops the concept of scientific writing and supports students in becoming effective communicators capable of addressing a variety of audiences and in various forms.

Outline Of Syllabus

1.       The Economics Job Market
2.       Academic/Non-Academic Career Paths
3.       Publishing in Academic Journals and other Outlets
4.       Presenting and Discussing Research
5.       Using Technology in Research
6.       Self-Motivated Inquiry Based Learning

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture181:0018:00PiP
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion291:0029:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading251:0025:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops31:003:00PiP
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity251:0025:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide an exhaustive and in-depth introduction to the core course material. Reflective learning provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts and skills in their own research context. Assessment preparation and completion facilitates review and understanding of lecture material.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M1002000 word reflection on relevance of the central notions of the module for their own research and carer development.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Written report induces students to reflect upon the relevance of the introduced notions for their own research and career development.

Reading Lists