Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

Join two departments recognised for their high quality teaching and research; teaching in the Economics Department has received a score of 22 out of 24 by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA),and in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), approximately half the research produced within the School of Modern Languages was rated 'world'leading' or 'internationally excellent'. Develop an in'depth understanding of economics at all levels; from the company to the state, and beyond. The curriculum is advanced and reflects the most recent research in the two disciplines. The School of Modern Languages offers excellent quality equipment and dedicated language learning facilities. Gain a broad spectrum of transferable skills that can be applied in the workplace and enjoy excellent employment prospects.

Course Modules

Economics Year 1: principles of economics; quantitative methods; economics workshop. Year 2: microeconomics; macroeconomics; quantitative methods 2. Year 3: economics of warfare; experimental economics; game theory; political economy; topics in finance; development and economic history; economics of life; econometrics; financial econometrics; origins of financial crises; environmental economics; industrial economics; economics of inequality; dissertation unit. Italian Year 1: intensive Italian for beginners or advanced Italian; the heritage of Dante and the renaissance; building the Italian nation: heroes and anti'heroes from Pinocchio to the leopard; fascist Italy. Year 2: advanced Italian 2 or advanced Italian 2 for post beginners. Optional courses: Dante's comedy (themes and ideas); post'war Italian cinema; renaissance transgressions (Aretino, Cellini, Bruno); Italian crime fiction; Boccaccio'Decameron. Year 3: placement year. Year 4: advanced oral and communication skills; advanced Italian 3 (translation from and into Italian); essay in Italian; Dante (the divine comedy, Paradiso); of women, knights, weapons and loves: the Italian chivalric tradition; shooting history (dictatorship, terror and crime in Italian film); Italian fashion and design; link essays; approved topic; from aestheticism to the avant'garde.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £15,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher AABBB

Key Course Information

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90% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 73%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 80%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 58%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

88% Go on to work and/or study

In work 48
Studying 32
Studying and working 8
Unemployed 10
Unknown 2

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 77%

Total Coursework: 9%

Total Practical: 15%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation