Microeconomics: an Introduction, Short Course | Part time online | University of Oxford | United Kingdom
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Microeconomics: an Introduction

3 months
300 GBP/full
300 GBP/full
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Students on this Microeconomics: an Introduction course at University of Oxford will develop their understanding of the technical aspects of Microeconomics such as opportunity cost, supply and demand, consumer and firm optimisation, market power and market failure.


Learning outcomes

  • Microeconomics: an Introduction at University of Oxford will equip students with the technical skills with which they will be able to understand how consumers and firms make everyday consumption and production decisions. In this case the course will ensure that students are able to relate fundamental microeconomic theory with daily economic activity. 
  • The course will also allow students to develop critical thinking skills by considering the case of market failure which occurs in sharp contrast to traditional microeconomic theory. In this case students will learn that despite the notion that supply and demand are determined by the market, there are cases of missing markets where government intervention is required to substitute for the price mechanism. 
  • Students will also be able to use the knowledge gained on this course to everyday circumstances. Furthermore, this course will give students a solid foundation which they can use to progress to higher level studies in Microeconomics as well as being able to apply knowledge gained on the course to other online courses such as Globalisation, the New Economic Powers and Introduction to Macroeconomics.


FHEQ level 4, 10 CATS points

Programme Structure

Programme details

  • Market Institutions
  • Supply & Demand
  • Working with Supply & Demand
  • Production Costs
  • Production decisions
  • Perfect Competition
  • Market and Market Power
  • Markets for Labour
  • Market Failure and the Role of the Government
  • Monopolies and Mergers Policy, Competition Policy and Regulation

We strongly recommend that you try to find a little time each week to engage in the online conversations (at times that are convenient to you) as the forums are an integral, and very rewarding, part of the course and the online learning experience.


Dr Sangaralingam Ramesh

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


10 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will be set two pieces of work for the course. The first of 500 words is due halfway through your course. 
  • This does not count towards your final outcome but preparing for it, and the feedback you are given, will help you prepare for your assessed piece of work of 1,500 words due at the end of the course. The assessed work is marked pass or fail.

Technological requirements

This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    300 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 300 GBP for the full programme during 3 months.
  • National

    300 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 300 GBP for the full programme during 3 months.


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Microeconomics: an Introduction
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