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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Economics Short Name: EC610
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: HUNT LC Prof (Economics)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability


Assessment Pattern
Unit(s) of Assessment

Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)

Coursework: Take home assignment 1


Coursework: Take home assignment 2


Coursework: Take home assignment 3


Qualifying Condition(s)
A weighted aggregated mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Module Overview

This module will examine the fundamentals of energy economics including technology


Undergraduate degree in economics or suitable alternative

Module Aims

To introduce students to the key areas of energy economics and technology that underpins the energy modules taken on the MSc in Energy Economics and Policy

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students will

  • Have knowledge of the UK and world energy situation
  • Have an understanding of the technologies underpinning the energy industry
  • Have an understanding of the economic fundamentals underpinning most energy types
  • Be introduced to the important theoretical work that underpin the study of energy economics and natural resources
  • Appreciate the important energy policy issues






Module Content

The following is an indication of the likely topics to be covered:-

  • Energy balances and statistics
  • Energy technology
  • Introduction to the economics of Natural Resources
  • Introduction to the economics of different energy types (Coal, Oil, Gas, Electricity, etc.)
  • Introduction to the economics of energy and the environment
  • Introduction to important energy policy issues
Methods of Teaching/Learning

Lectures (20 hrs)

Selected Texts/Journals

There is no up-to-date text that is suitable for the module. Specific reading will be given for each topic as the module progresses.

Last Updated

28 September 2010