ECON3050 - Economics UG Thesis

Terms 1 & 2

Writing an undergraduate thesis requires participating in two terms of bi-weekly thesis seminars and at least one term of 3 meetings with the thesis supervisor. The thesis module is in 2013-2014 only available for about 15 students who will be selected on the basis of
•    their year 2 results as well
•    a proposal they have to submit on-line on Moodle before the August 1st prior to their third year.
In future years this number will depend on the number of available supervisors. Students will receive notification of their admission for the module before registration week of their third year. The Undergraduate thesis module will start with an information meeting for admitted students in registration week!

To get access to the Undergraduate Thesis Moodle page (necessary for submitting the proposal) contact Frank Witte (f.witte@ucl.ac.uk)

Aims:

To give excellent student a significant research experience under supervision of a member of staff and the module teacher. The thesis module is only available for about 15 students who will be selected on the basis of their year 2 results as well as on the basis of the proposal they have to submit on-line on Moodle before the August 1st prior to their third year.

Objectives:

  • To undertake a significant piece of independent research work;
  • To gain experience in reading, processing and summarizing a significant amount of literature on a specialised aspect of Economics;
  • To gain practical experience in formulating research questions and refining these on the basis of relevant literature, data and discussions with fellow students and supervisor(s); 
  • To gain experience in finding and analysing data and/or using, developing and validating and estimating models;
  • To report about individual work in “work-in-progress” presentations in the bi-weekly Thesis Seminar;
  • To report about the research work in writing in a thesis of around 5000-7000 words;


2013/14 Submissions:

Best UG Dissertation

Runners up

Taught by:
Frank Witte
Assessment: 11 Undergraduate Thesis seminars of 2 hours, 1 assessed “work-in-progress presentation” in the thesis seminar. 3.
Suitable for:
3rd year Economics (L100 or L101) students, not open to affiliate students or joint-degree students.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed and passed each of ECON2001, ECON2004 and ECON2007 and be complete in 8 units.
Moodle page:
Undergraduate Thesis