Economics with Language, BA Hons

Economics with Language, BA Hons

This programme would appeal to students who wish to acquire the knowledge of economics and the linguistic skills of a foreign language. Students achieve a strong grounding in economic principles and also acquire fluency in French, Spanish or Italian.

In addition, students on this programme are encouraged to apply to participate in overseas exchanges with our Erasmus partners. This Erasmus Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year.
 
The programme has pathways leading to specific endorsed titles: BA Economics with Language (French); BA Economics with Language (Italian); BA Economics with Language (Spanish).We are proud to say that we are 1st for student course satisfaction in London for Economics, according to both the Guardian and the Complete University Guide 2016 league tables.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide a foundation knowledge about the workings of the economy, and the interaction of economic systems at the global level and to develop
  • To provide knowledge of the mathematical and statistical methods needed for economic and business analysis and to train students in accessing and analysing economic data
  • To enable students to acquire language fluency.

UCAS code

N3R9 G BA/EcoLan

Department

International Business & Economics

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM at least two A-levels or equivalent

PLUS by whichever route, GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics or Application of Numbers Key Skill level 2 and Communication (English)

* Applicants who do not have English as their first language require IELTS of 6 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our pre-sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

* Direct entry to Year 2 or 3 is available for qualified applicants from a recognised university or higher education institute.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework, take home tests, portfolio assignments, oral presentation, project.

Career options

Graduates in economics can aspire to achieve many entry-level jobs in banking, finance, insurance, stock markets, sales and marketing as well as corporations like consulting firms or government departments. They can also begin their career with government enterprises, public undertakings, investment firms, education, advertising, commercial management and research, business journals and newspapers. Opportunities also exist in banking, investment and finance, financial services and general management.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement (Business School)

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Economics

Our programmes in Economics will give you the knowledge and practical skills to meet the demands of both national and international employers.

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Undergraduate placements

The Business School has a dedicated Placements Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year, preferably with an organisation relevant to their programme or preferred career path. To find out more visit the department's placements page.

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