• The programme is made up of three components : (i) a solid and wide-ranging base of core subjects, which provides high-level training for general economists ; (ii) the selection of a focus which allows the training to become personalized and include professional perspectives; (iii) the selection of options which introduce related disciplines such as law, management, demography, sociology and statistics linked to the chosen specialisation). This combination of core subjects/focus/related options enables future economist to place their analyses in a wider context and to go on to work with specialists in other fields.
• The teaching methods are designed to train economists who are able to explain and communicate their analyses to different audiences. Through seminars, group work, study reports or work placement reports and writing a dissertation, students develop skills in writing and expression which are vital for practising economics at a professional level.
• To reinforce students’ ability to make the link between theory and practice, work placements and external study visits (particularly in developing countries) are available.
Depending on the activity, different forms of assessment are used. The assessment of work done for courses will usually take the form of an examination (written or oral) and/or a piece of individual work. The assessment of participation in seminars will be on the production and oral presentation of an individual piece of work or one done by a group. Work placements are assessed by a supervisor and also by means of a written work placement report. Final dissertations are assessed by a board of examiners, on the basis of a written document and its oral presentation , both at the intermediary and final stages.
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