Colchester, United Kingdom

Applied Economics

when 20 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 1650

This course is running as part of the University of Essex's 2020 International Summer School. This exciting two-week programme combines high-quality teaching with a programme of social activities and excursions allowing you to experience the best of British culture and history.

You'll be joining one of the most internationally diverse universities on the planet giving you the chance to develop your international communication skills and make friends with students from all over the world.

This practical course will help you build technical and analytical skills to test data and interpret results both statistically and economically. You will learn the main sources of economic data, how to construct and interpret graphs, as well as how to construct summary statistics. The course will introduce you to a range of widely used computational packages and, using examples from real datasets, will help you build confidence in reading, understanding and manipulating data to address real-world economic problems.

Course leader

This course is delivered by the Department of Economics.

Target group

The International Summer School is open to all students aged over 18 who have completed secondary level education. It is particularly designed for current undergraduate students looking for a high-quality short-term university experience in the UK.

All Summer School teaching is in English and so it is essential that you have the level required to follow the course. We expect non-native English speaker students to have reached at least the equivalent of IELTS 5.5 to be able to join this course.

Course aim

To learn how economic data analysis can be applied to help solve real-world problems.

Fee info

GBP 1650: The fee includes
- Tuition
- Self-catered accommodation for 13 nights
- Social programme, including welcome BBQ, film and pizza night, and farewell event.
- Two full-day excursions (London and Cambridge)
- Five local excursions