Programme And Module Handbook
Course Details in 2022/23 Session

If you find any data displayed on this website that should be amended, please contact the Curriculum Management Team.

Module Title LC Professional and Academic Skills Development for Economists B
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Economics
Module Code 08 37245
Module Lead
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions Based in Dubai
Contact Hours Lecture-11 hours
Seminar-11 hours
Guided independent study-78 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description In conjunction with Professional and Academic Skills Development for Economists A, this module aims to support first year students’ personal, professional and academic development.

The modules are run in conjunction with the personal tutorial system and activities. As such, throughout Professional and Academic Skills Development for Economists A &B, some dedicated peer-learning sets will be run with personal tutors. The module delivery includes a mix of learning activities within which students will be interacting with their peers, their personal tutors, other academic staff, the Careers Network and the Academic Skills Centre.

Professional and Academic Skills Development for Economists B focuses on academic skills such as critical thinking, academic writing, working with numerical data, referencing, reflectivity, exam revision, etc. It will also focus on personal and professional skills such as career development, developing IT skills and CV writing.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate engagement with own personal, academic and professional development activities and planning.
  • Apply reflective practice to their own personal, academic and professional development.
  • Demonstrate an ability to use numerical data in an economic context being aware of professional ethics standards.
  • Produce at least one professional tool such as a CV, a website, or an online professional profile.
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
a) Report using data analysis and graphical data representation (80%) – 1,500 words plus graphs plus ethics form
b) Reflective piece on the production of a professional tool i.e. CV, ePortfolio (supported by step grading) (20%)

Written assignment – 2000 words
Reading List