Not available in 2021/22
Microeconomics II

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

To be confirmed. 


This course is compulsory on the BSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, BSc in Economics and MSc in Economics (2 Year Programme). This course is not available as an outside option nor to General Course students.


Microeconomics I (EC1A1)

Course content

In this course, we use the tools learnt in Microeconomics I (EC1A1) to provide an in-depth analysis of microeconomic theory, as well as applications of the tools of microeconomics to concrete economic problems. In the first part of the course, you will explore the demand and supply side in depth, before bringing the two sides together in the analysis of general equilibrium and exploring market failures arising from asymmetric information. The second part of the course explores a series of applied microeconomics topics, which prepare students for third year optional courses and form the basis of the group research project.


20 hours of lectures and 20 hours of classes in the MT. 20 hours of lectures and 20 hours of classes in the LT.

Classes will consist of 30 students because of the longer duration.

Formative coursework

  • Weekly class problem sets.
  • 1 problem set and 1 in-class mock exam marked each term.
  • 1 group video presentation (5 minutes) on the research question of the group project.

Indicative reading

  • Snyder, C., Nicholson, W. and Stewart, R. Microeconomic Theory: Basic Principles and Extensions, Europe, Middle East and Africa Edition, Cengage Learning, 2015
  • Nicholson, W and Snyder, C. Microeconomic Theory: Basic Principles and Extensions, 11th edition, Cengage Learning 2011.
  • Perloff, J.M. Microeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus, 4th edition Pearson 2018 (or earlier editions).
  • M Anthony & N L Biggs, Mathematics for Economics and Finance: Methods and Modelling, CUP, 1996.
  • Jacques, I.  Mathematics for Economics and Business, Pearson, 2012 (or earlier editions).


Exam (75%, duration: 3 hours) in the summer exam period.
Coursework (15%) in the LT.
Class participation (10%) in the MT and LT.

Course selection videos

Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Economics

Total students 2020/21: Unavailable

Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable

Capped 2020/21: No

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Specialist skills